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People get contact lenses for different reasons. For some people, eye contacts are a cosmetic choice, while for others, they are lifesavers. If you find the right contact lenses, they immediately improve your quality of life. Choosing the right contacts is important. The right choice depends on a variety of things.
The colored part of your eye is called the “iris”. This part of your eye is pigmented depending on your genetics, which will determine what eye color you have. Many babies have blue eyes when they are born and for most of their first year of life. However, that might not be the eye color that they will always have, as pigmentation in the eye can change over time.
Don’t miss out on the amazing benefits of wearing contact lenses just because you have small eyes! Learning to effortlessly put in contact lenses takes some practice. Small eyes may require a little bit more time before contact placement is smooth and easy, but will be worth the effort. Consider these tips for how to put in contact lenses when your eyes are small!
Have you invested in protective eyewear to keep your eyes safe? The types of eyewear you have will depend on your activities as well as your visual needs. Computer glasses are used to protect the eyes from damaging blue-light rays. Sunglasses protect the eyes from harmful UV rays that can damage your vision and cause cancer. There is even special eyewear for playing sports. When it comes to the eyes, one thing is clear: they must be protected.
You may have heard of nearsightedness and farsightedness before, but what are they really? Both are some of the most common forms of visual problems we encounter in our office and are very common among patients. Nearsightedness means that people can see objects clearly up close, but objects farther away are blurry. Farsightedness is its opposite as objects farther away will be clear, while those close are blurry.
What are progressive lenses and how are they different than normal lenses? Eyes change throughout your life, gradually losing the ability to focus on objects. That’s even if you’ve experienced perfect vision for many years. The most noticeable time period for changes to occur is around age 40. The lenses of the eyes begin to become stiffer and the muscles that control them change. This will cause a gradual yet noticeable change in your ability to focus on objects up close.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 40.9 million Americans over 18 wear contact lenses. Even children can trade in their glasses for a pair of lenses. In the past few decades, contact lenses have become highly versatile and there are many options available to the wearers. At Optical Masters, we offer options such as daily disposable lenses, reusable lenses, astigmatic lenses for those with astigmatism, and multifocal lenses.
Contact lenses are a popular and effective option for vision correction resulting from nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Approximately 20% of the American population who requires vision correction wears contact lenses. Contact lens technology has been available for 125 years. Today, contact lenses offer a wide variety of materials and types and can be used for a wider patient distribution. While eyeglasses may be an attractive way to accessorize or make a fashion statement, glasses are unable to offer you all that contact lenses can. Contact lenses offer you better peripheral vision and sharpen your vision without eyeglasses or costly vision surgery.