Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses 101

Contact Lenses 101

Contact Lenses 101 Contact lenses were originally developed in 1949 and since then have become an incredibly popular method to correct vision. While the first contact lenses were fragile and expensive enough to create the need for “contact lens insurance,” modern lenses are significantly less expensive and much more durable. The first modern contact lenses…

Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes and is caused by damage to the blood vessels in the retina. This is the most common diabetic eye disease and is the main cause of blindness in American adults. Retinopathy is caused by the blood vessels of the retina swelling up and leaking…

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Contact Lens Overwear Syndrome

Contact Lens Overwear Syndrome (also known as contact lens-induced acute red eye, CLARE, or tight lens syndrome) is the result of patients over-extending their contact lens wearing time or by wearing their contact lenses in a closed eye environment (during sleep.) It is most common in people that wear non-gas permeable contact lenses, but can…

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How to Care for Contact Lenses

How to Care for Contact Lenses Contacts are an excellent solution for those suffering from bad vision.  Contacts can help you to stay active and fully enjoy your life, without changing your visual appearance.  This makes them a common choice for people that are not interested in wearing glasses.  What is important to note is…