7 Tips to Healthy Halloween Contact Lens Wear

Halloween contact lenses are an amazing way to spice up any costume. And, in some cases can make a great costume all on there own. Unfortunately in today’s market place, Halloween contact lenses have been promoted as an accessory rather than a medical device. As it stands today, any theatrical or cosmetic contact lenses purchased without the written approval of a licensed eye care professional are considered illegal. Just because they are sold illegally does not mean they are safe. If you are considering wearing cat eyes or mirrored contact lenses this year, see your eye care professional. This will ensure you get the best lenses for your eyes and will be properly instructed on their use. Once you get …

5 Tips For a Smooth Transition to Contact Lenses

So, you’ve made the decision to wear contact lenses! The excitement is building and you can hardly wait to see the “new you.” But just a few minutes of educating yourself on the “basics” can make that transition from glasses to contact lenses successful the first time out. Just follow these few suggestions: 1. Have your eyes examined and fitted by a reputable eye care specialist. Your doctor not only can make sure your prescription is right for you, but he/she will take into consideration the overall health of your eyes, as well as your daily activities and budget when recommending the type of contact lens that will best suit your needs. Today, contact lenses come in many different types, …