Contact Lens Prescriptions Explained

Contact Lens Prescription Explained
Believe it or not there is a difference between a spectacle and contact lens prescription. When a lens is placed on the eye it will most likely need to have its power adjusted. This is more evident in moderate to higher prescriptions. In addition the actual fitting parameters need to be documented. Lets take a look at a sample prescription:   O.D. -4.00 8.3 14.4 Brand X O.S. -3.50 8.3 ...
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Progressive Lens Design

Progressive Contact lenses
Progressive lenses are by far one of the most complex lenses on the market. This often leaves the patient begging to know what the difference is between brands and designs. What all progressive lenses have in common is a distance section towards the top of the lens, a reading section towards the bottom nasal area of the lens, and connecting these two is an intermediate corridor. On either s...
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Contact Lens Wear and Care – Soft Lens

Soft Contact Lens Wear and Care
One of the most important and commonly ignored steps in a contact lens fitting is the care instructions and wearing regimen. The trip to your eye care professional is exciting, nervous and anxious all at the same time. Do I get my lenses today? Will I feel them? How hard is it to get them in? Through all the confusion sometimes we may overlook the tips our doctors and opticians give us. Not to wor...
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Contact Lens Statistics

Contact Lens Statistics
How many people wear contact lenses?   Approximately 32 million people in the United States wear contact lenses.  This is about 12 percent of the total population.1     What type of contact lenses are people wearing?   An estimated 87 percent of U.S. contact lens wearers wear soft lenses. Only about 13 percent wear rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses.1     Soft Contact Lens Wear (by...
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Contact Lenses and Children

Contact Lenses and Children
The human eye can tolerate contact lens wear at a very early age.  In some cases, infants are fit with contact lenses to treat vision problems present at birth.   The main factors in determining when pre-teens and teenagers can begin wearing contact lenses are motivation and responsibility.  If your child is highly motivated to wear contact lenses and is responsible enough to care for them prope...
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