Does swimming with contacts lead to infection?

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Question: Is it dangerous to swim with contact lenses? Can it lead to an infection 100 percent of the time? Answer: Wearing contact lenses in any type of water is a high risk situation for a corneal infection. Bacteria, fungi, and parasites can contaminate the contacts and this can lead to a serious eye infection. Nothing is 100 percent, but …

Facts About Tears

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A happy ending to a story, a sad break-up, an onion chopped into pieces—they all can trigger your tears. Tears serve many purposes, and your eyes produce them all the time. In fact, you make 15 to 30 gallons of tears each year. You Have More Than One Type of Tear Tears are essential to help you see clearly and …

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

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  January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, an important time to spread the word about this sight-stealing disease. Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects this number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. Glaucoma is called “the sneak thief of sight” since there are no symptoms …

Great vision is the perfect gift

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This holiday season, consider the gift of vision. We have advanced treatments to help see great at a distance (LASIK) and up close (Raindrop Inlay and Kamra Inlay). We offer gift cards in any amount you’d like. Great vision is the best gift you could possibly give.

Be Careful: Eyebrow and Eyelash Coloring Could Harm Your Vision

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Having your eyebrows and eyelashes tinted in a salon may seem like an easy way to avoid having to use an eye pencil for a month or two. But experts warn these treatments may not be safe. The Food and Drug Administration has not approved any color additives for permanent dyeing or tinting of eyelashes and eyebrows. The agency says …

Shedding Light on Night Blindness

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It’s no surprise that most people don’t see well in the dark. However, some people have considerable difficulty seeing at night or in poor light. This is called night blindness (eye doctors call it nyctalopia). Night blindness doesn’t mean you are completely unable to see at night, but that your vision is poorer then. It is not a disease in itself, but instead …

Snap (formerly Snapchat) now selling camera-embedded sunglasses

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Snap Inc. — formerly known as Snapchat — is now selling camera-embedded sunglasses, hoping its wearable technology can succeed where Google Glass failed. The Spectacles sunglasses allow people to record 10-second video clips, with the point-of-view videos uploaded wirelessly to the Snapchat app on the person’s phone. It’s the first move into the physical world for Snap, which was renamed in …

Today is World Keratoconus Day

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November 10 is the first World Keratoconus Day. This is our chance to raise awareness and hope. Let’s join together to recognize World Keratoconus Day and to create awareness.   About Keratoconus Eye Disease Keratonconus (Pronounced Kerato-conus) Keratoconus, often abbreviated to “KC”, is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge …

No more reading glasses? It’s possible.

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Introducing the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay. A quick and easy way to improve your near vision and reduce or even eliminate your need for reading glasses. What is the Raindrop Inlay? Raindrop is a small, transparent disc called an inlay. It’s made of about 80% water from similar material to a soft contact lens. Raindrop improves your near vision quickly …

Be sure to use your Flex Savings Account before you lose it!

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We have many patients that use their Flex Savings to finally get rid of their glasses/contacts with LASIK. There is still time this year to schedule your procedure. Please contact us to schedule your free consult where we’ll show you exactly what LASIK can do for you and what you can expect, and make sure you’re a candidate.  You can …

Does swimming with contacts lead to infection?

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Wearing contact lenses in any type of water is a high risk situation for a corneal infection. Bacteria, fungi, and parasites can contaminate the contacts and this can lead to a serious eye infection. Nothing is 100 percent, but not worth the risk as corneal infections can cause blindness in rare cases.

Check out the latest fitness tracker in a pair of glasses

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Google Glass failed to win consumers, partly because of the design that made the augmented eyewear stand out in a crowd. VSP Global’s innovation lab, The Shop, which built custom frames for Glass, wants to approach eyewear tech from a different angle. The Shop has partnered with the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing to develop the …

Improper use of contact lenses can trigger serious eye damage, CDC says

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Unsafe use of contact lenses — such as sleeping with them in place or using the same pair for too long — is triggering serious eye injuries for many Americans, a new report finds. In fact, eye damage occurred in nearly 20 percent of contact lens-related eye infections reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over 10 years, researchers …

If I wear eyeglasses because I have a slight astigmatism, will it worsen my nearsightedness/farsightedness?

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Wearing glasses NEVER makes the correction for near- or far-sightedness worse. It should make your entire vision better. The only exception is for those of us over 40, wearing just the correction for our nearsightedness without a bifocal, can make it more difficult to see at near when the glasses are on. Those over 40 usually consider a bifocal/no line …