Saturday, September 26, 2009


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Extended Wear Contact Lenses

Focus Night & Day (Air Optix Night & Day Aqua)
Extended Wear Contact Lenses are a type of contact lens that attempts to deliver the convenience of being able to see without eyeglasses all of the time. For many people the ability to get out of bed each morning and not have to insert their contact lenses is important. This is especially true if you are moderately or significantly nearsighted and can't even get to the bathroom without your glasses. For many people the thought of having to grope around the nightstand for their glasses in order to get out of bed is not a good feeling. Especially for a mother who must get out bed in the middle of the night to tend to a sick or crying child, or simply to get to the washroom.

For these people, as for almost anyone requiring optical correction of their vision, if the hassle can be eliminated, they are happier to choose that option. Extended Wear Contact Lenses may offer many people that option. Extended Wear Contact Lenses soft lenses are made from highly oxygen permeable hydrophilic polymeric materials. In general they are designed to allow for longer periods of time , from 7 to 30 days of continuous wear without removal,cleaning or disinfection. These lenses allow more oxygen to pass through to the cornea. An example of these types of lenses is Focus® NIGHT & DAY™ lenses which allow for 30 nights of continuous wear.

The more advanced technology Extended Wear Contact Lenses are made from silicone hydrogel materials that offer a number of advantages. First they allow up to 6 times more oxygen to pass through than even disposable contact lenses. In general they do not dry up as much as ordinary soft contact lenses which may be helpful to those with dry eyes who are trying to wear contact lenses. They have a special biocompatible surface treatment that decreases protein and bacteria buildup. This is important because protein and bacteria buildup on contact lenses predisposes you to eye infections. As with all Extended Wear Contact Lenses there is always a chance of affecting eye health even if there are no apparent problems. Although Extended Wear Contact Lenses may be very desirable because they allow you a great deal of convenience, they are by far the most risky type of contact lens you can wear

( If you are going to wear Extended Wear Contact Lenses you must always be under the regular care of an eye care practitioner and carefully follow their instructions.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Looking for a contact lens that you can wear once and replace every day? 1-Day Acuvue Contacts offer a very convenient way to wear contact lenses as you don't need to worry about cleaning solutions, lens cases, or any type of no maintenance effort!

1-Day Acuvue are daily disposable contact lenses manufactured by Johnson & Johnson (Vistakon). 1-Day Acuvue give you a fresh start every day with a new, clean pair of lenses for the healthiest and most convenient way to wear contact lenses.

One of few daily disposable lenses on the market with UV-Blocking, each lens is precision crafted to provide exceptionally accurate vision. According to a new FDA-approved claim, 1-Day Acuvue brand contact lenses worn on a daily disposable basis may provide "improved comfort" for patients with mild allergic discomfort and ocular itching.

1- Day Acuvue lenses are tinted for ease of handling and will not change the color of your eye. The tint is simply designed to facilitate locating the contact lenses in solution. They also contain an inside-out "123" indicator to help ensure proper application/insertion.

Monday, September 14, 2009

How To Select Contact lenses

There are some people in this world who have never worn contact lenses. There is an amazing selection of contact lenses available today. You only need the desire to wear a contact lens. It is a matter of great privilege that you have a better choice than people of earlier generations.

In the past years, the choice of contact lenses was restricted. The present market gives you wide options for the contact lens. It is you who has to make the proper choice. It all depends on you. It becomes very important to consult the doctor in the matters of the choice of contact lens. The doctor will definitely prove helpful to you. There are many contact lenses in the market that are meant to correct the problem of astigmatism. The variety is almost as wide as the grains of sand on the sea surface.

In the markets of today, you also get extended wear lenses. These are also called lifestyle lenses. These lenses are designed to suit many kinds of different lifestyles among people. Many people use colored contact lenses. These people, generally, do not need the prescription lenses. They just want to be fashionable and change the color of their eyes. It is very much advisable to purchase the contact lenses from a registered eye practitioner.

The eye practitioner is expert in fitting the lenses on the eye. He is the person who knows what is best for you and will provide you with an appropriate solution. It is absolutely essential that you consult an eye doctor. US laws do not allow the purchase of contact lenses to be purchased without a valid prescription.You need to have complete information about the wide variety of lenses. After doing the complete evaluation, you can make a decision to select a contact lens of your choice. Contact lens replacement can be done in cycles.

Some pairs of contact lens last for few weeks and some pairs last for a month or so. There are some contact lenses in the market that a person wears just for a single day.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

All About Acuvue 2 Contact Lenses

When it comes to vision and eye-care, no other company comes close to the development and advancements pioneered by Johnson and Johnson. Johnson and Johnson has perfected the process of creating healthy, light and disposable contact lenses under the brand name of Acuvue.Several other products fall under the Acuvue brand, all of which have been specifically designed and manufactured to meet the varied medical conditions and lifestyle demands of the potential users. One of these Acuvue brands is known as Acuvue 2.

Acuvue 2 is similar to regular Acuvue lenses. These are Spherical or Rounded lenses that aim to correct myopia (near or short sightedness) or hyperopia (far or long sightedness). However, unlike other Acuvue lenses which can be discarded after these have been used, Acuvue 2 has a longer “shelf life” and is also considered an “extended wear” lens. Made of more durable materials, Acuvue 2 can be worn for several days. If you opt to remove your lenses at night and soak them in disinfectant and cleaning solutions while you sleep, you can wear the Acuvue 2 lenses for as long as 14 days. If you, however, do not remove your lenses even at night, it would be safe to use Acuvue 2 for a maximum of seven days.

Despite being “extended wear” lenses, Acuvue 2 are still very comfortable and easy to wear. The soft material used on all Acuvue 2 lenses gently surrounds your cornea and will not dry your eyes out. They are easy to remove, easy to clean and easy to locate as these lenses are tinged with a blue hue which makes them clearly visible even while these are submerged in cleaning or disinfecting solutions.

What sets Acuvue 2 lenses apart from its competitors is the UV protecting capabilities of each product. Each Acuvue product has been designed to give you maximum protection against the harsh UV rays from the sun. Ordinary lenses give your eyes 10 – 30% protection against UV-A and UV-B rays but Acuvue has been tested to shield your corneas from 80 – 97% of UV-A and UV-B light. You not only improve your eyesight with Acuvue, your eyes are protected as well.

Acuvue 2 lenses are an integral part of one’s daily routine. These provide you with a practical and convenient solution to basic visual impairments at a very affordable cost. Note, however, that despite their affordability and disposable properties, Acuvue 2 contact lenses are still medical implements designed to improve or aid a specific abnormality. Under no circumstance should you purchase contact lenses without having consulted with a licensed eye doctor. Doing so may cause more harm and instead of correcting your vision, bring you more trouble and discomfort.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Advantages of Contact lenses over Glasses

The functional advantages of contact lenses over glasses can be felt in areas like sports, working in humid conditions and also in occupations where glasses can be very inconvenient and may not be compatible when using equipment like special headgears.

Contact lenses also offer aesthetic advantages as they do not alter the image of the person wearing it.When contact lenses are worn correctly on the cornea of the eye, the vision is very similar to the natural vision.

The objects are seen in the right size and position without any kind of distortion of the image. When glasses are worn, the distance between the glasses and the eye vary making the objects appear smaller or larger than the actual size, position etc.Contact lenses are not altered by bodily movements, as in the case of sports or similar kind of activities.

They remain stable providing stable and clear vision to the wearer. When glasses are worn, the vision is unstable while moving or running, in turn affecting the performance of the wearer.Contact lenses provide a better and wider peripheral vision than the glasses. Contact lenses move with the movement of the eyes and the wearer always looks through the clearest part of the lens called the optic zone.

When glasses are worn, it blocks the peripheral vision. When the eyes move to the sides, the sight is far from the optic center leading to distorted and blurred vision. Contact lenses do not steam up due to body heat or perspiration.
They also neither fog when exposed to cold weather nor get splattered in the rain. Glasses on the other hand fog up and the wearer cannot see completely during rain pour.Contact lenses do not leave marks on the nose and are very comfortable to wear. No pressure is felt on the ears, temple, or nose unlike the glasses. Also glasses slide down from the nose during perspiration.As told before, contact lenses do not alter the appearance of the person.

They are boon for children who are often picked up at school for wearing glasses. Contact lenses provide both physical and psychological comfort to the wearer.Also, after cataract operations, contact lenses provide the necessary protection more than the glasses.
Contact lenses offer adequate correction when the visual acuity of the eyes are more than 2.5 diopters, which is not possible with the glasses.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

All About Acuvue Advance Contact Lens

During the early years of contact lenses, it is but natural for people to feel discomfort wearing them. Not only were the contact lenses of old thick and unwieldy, the surfaces were solid and did not allow for air or moisture to circulate. Through technological developments, the days of chunky contact lenses are gone and most everybody can wear contact lenses without experiencing any form of discomfort.

Despite the advancements in the industry, there are still some people who experience adverse reactions to their contact lenses. They still have a slight sense of discomfort. These individual need not have to concede to spectacles or reading glasses. They can still wear contact lenses, they just have to find one that is suitable for them and Acuvue, the world’s leading contact lens brand has a product that may just be the answer these individuals are looking for.

Acuvue Advance is a kind of lens that provides users with a unique, soft and silky feel that lasts all day long. There is very little or no need for contact lens drops nor will you have to remove your lenses to give your eyes a rest. Acuvue Advance lenses are manufactured using Hydraclear, a breakthrough material that allows the lens to feel soft, wet and flexible the whole day through. The hydraclear material does not affect the ability of your Acuvue Lens to correct myopia (short / near sightedness) or hyperopia (long / far sightedness)

In addition to the unique hydraclear material composition, Acuvue Advance provides wearers with maximum UV protection. All Acuvue products, including Acuvue Advance, are treated to block out almost 98% of the sun’s harmful UV rays. Not only will you feel comfortable in your Acuvue Advance lenses, portions of your eyes will also be safe and protected.

Acuvue Advance Contact Lenses are considered as extended wear lenses. They can be used for seven days straight (without removing them for cleaning or disinfecting), or for a maximum of 14 days if you dutifully remove them at night and rinse or soak them in cleaning solutions.
Like all Acuvue products, Acuvue Advance has an inside-out mark which makes insertion of the lens in your eyes easier. In addition, Acuvue Advance lenses are tinged with a light blue hue. This colour does not, in any way, affect your eyesight but makes the lenses easier to see, especially if these are submerged in rinsing solutions.

Acuvue Advance can be purchased from any optical shop, pharmacy or even through the internet. Since Acuvue Advance is designed to correct visual problems, it is advised that you consult with an eye-care specialist or optometrist before you make any purchase, else you run the risk of experiencing more discomfort if you buy the wrong brand.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Acuvue Brand Contact Lenses With Quality & Innovation

Acuvue brand contact lenses, manufactured by Johnson & Johnson, have opened many of their competitor's eyes in the contact lens marketplace. They have demonstrated to supply the world's most popular brands of lenses purchased online and the retail sector, and the Acuvue lens line seem to always be advancing beyond the competition!

Acuvue products currently include their line of Acuvue disposable, Acuvue toric, Acuvue bifocal, and Acuvue color lenses. But their new edition is the latest enhancement in the vision wear industry, which is the Acuvue® Advance™ with Hydraclear™ !

It has claimed to be the next innovative echelon of comfort for your eyes! This exceptional lens provides three times more oxygen than the leading contact lens, and is proven to last up to nine hours of normal use!

What makes this acuvue lens unique is the remarkable Hydraclear™ , a Vistacon brand name for a moisture-rich wetting agent that permeates the new Acuvue® Advance™ and creates a silky-soft feel that adds extreme comfort all day for your eyes! This lens will also experience very little protein build-up, and offer the highest level of UV blocking sun protection available in today's vision lens market (however, they still claim you should wear your regular UV-absorbing eyewear for overall protection).

Not only are you receiving the best Acuvue lenses available today, but you also have the confidence of a company that provides dependability and affordability! Acuvue products are manufactured by one of the most recognized names in the eyecare industry known for quality and value.

Depending on how often you replace your lenses, whether it be every week, or two weeks, the average cost of your new Advance lens will cost less than an average cup of coffee per day!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

What Are The Do-s And Don't-s Of Contact Lens Wear?

1.Always wash hands before handling contact lenses.

2.Always cleanse and disinfect contact lenses properly after each use.

3.Clean and air-dry the contact lenses case everyday. Wash and boil the lens case once a week and replace the lens cases regularly.

4.Follow the lens care instructions of your eye-care professional exactly.

5.Do not reuse solutions. Discard used solutions immediately.

6.Do not use home-made saline.

7.Do not store contact lenses in non-sterile fluids such as distilled water or tap water.

8.Do not wear an over-aged or damaged contact lens.

9.Arrange for periodic eye examination (at least once a year) by an eye-care professional.

10.Check with your eye-care professional or doctor before you apply any eye drops, as any eye drops, including non-prescription ones, can interact with all types of contact lenses.

11.Remove the lens immediately if the eye turns red or uncomfortable while wearing contact lenses. If the problem persists, consult your eye-care professional or doctor immediately.