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Proper Care of Contact Lenses

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Written by: Kierstan Boyd Reviewed by: Brenda Pagan-Duran MD Mar. 01, 2016 While contact lenses are safely used by millions of people every day, they do carry a risk of eye infection. Factors contributing to infection can include: Use of extended-wear lenses; Reduced tear exchange under the lens; Environmental factors; ...

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How to Care for Halloween SFX Lenses

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Proper care of Halloween SFX lenses is essential. When lenses are cleaned and stored correctly, they last longer and are healthier for your eyes: DO NOT store lenses in the vial after opening. Use a lens case filled with multi-purpose contact lens solution.  Coastal Contacts ships a free lens case ...

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I can’t wear my contacts as long each day as I’d like.

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End-of-day discomfort has long been a challenge for contact lens wearers. A real breakthrough in this area is silicone hydrogel lenses. These new-generation soft contacts transmit greater amounts of oxygen to the eye than traditional lenses, and some silicone hydrogels are less prone to dehydration. Another strategy to combat contact ...

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When wearing contacts, my eyes occasionally feel dry.

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If your dryness symptoms are only occasional, your best remedy might be over-the-counter eye drops. All drops and lenses are not compatible; be sure to follow your doctor’s recommendations. If the frequency of dryness is more than occasional, your eye doctor might recommend different contact lenses that are better suited ...

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I’m taking over-the-counter or prescription medications.

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Medications can cause dry eyes, especially antihistamines or medicines used to control blood pressure. If it’s a short-term situation, consider using eye drops or temporarily discontinuing contact lens wear. If your dry eyes are caused by medications you’ll be taking on an ongoing basis, your doctor may recommend flax seed oil ...

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3 Common Mistakes Contact Lens Wearers Make

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Proper care of your contact lenses, storage cases and eyes is essential to keep your eye’s health in the best shape possible. After a fitting and examination your eye care professional will give an instruction booklet, describing exactly what is necessary for you to do on a daily, biweekly and ...

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Children and Contact Lenses

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At first glance, the words “contacts” and “children” may not seem to belong in the same sentence. In fact, kids and contact lenses may be a good match depending on the maturity of the child or, more likely, teenager. Is Your Child Ready for Contacts? The most important key to safety ...

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