Why Contact Lenses are better than Wearing Glasses?

Some people who are suffering from eye illnesses would tend to wear glasses instead of contact lenses. But do you know that contact lenses have a lot of advantages over eye glasses?

First and foremost, wearing contacts is far more convenient than eye glasses for you don’t need to carry some bulk object s with you. Carrying an eyeglass case can sometimes awkward, especially among men who are not fond of carrying bags like women do.

Another advantage of wearing contact lenses is that you can easily do some strenuous activities or engaged yourself on some sports. Eyeglasses are sometimes distracting whenever we do some activities, especially when we play our favorite outdoor sports. With contact lenses, you can do a lot of activities while still maintaining a clear vision.

The funny video below proves that wearing eye glasses can sometimes cause a lot of embarrassment. So if you don’t want to experience the same thing, you better consider wearing eye contacts and ditch those pair of glasses now.


Contact Lenses and Fungal Infection

When we think of contact lenses, the last thing that comes to our minds is fungal infection. Who would have thought that wearing contact lenses might contribute to the development of an eye-related fungal infection called Fungal Keratitis. What is Fungal Keratitis? Fungal keratitis is a form of infection wherein the cornea or keratitis, the anterior structure of the eye which covers the pupils, becomes inflamed. The fungal organism that causes this condition could be one of the following Candida, Aspergillus Fumigatus and Fusarium. The most notable symptoms of this disease include redness, blurred vision, excessive tearing, eye pain and sensitivity to light.

Fungal microorganisms may enter the cornea by means of trauma and injury. For example, farmers and agriculturists can accidentally stick a piece of wheat into their eyes which can potentially introduce and implant the fungus directly in the cornea. Contact lens users can also unintentionally contaminate their contacts especially soft ones with the fungus and once worn, cause fungal keratitis. The fungal microorganism grows slowly in the cornea, but its effect is very damaging. Fungal growth can extend to the other corneal layers and membranes. When left untreated, this type infection can develop into corneal ulcer.

Fungal Keratitis is diagnosed by an ophthalmologist or eye specialist. They can perform a culture and sensitivity test to confirm the diagnosis. Fungal Keratitis is very manageable, medications used to effectively treat the infection include Natamycin eye suspension, Fluconazole ophthalmic solution and Amphotericin B eye drops. Since fungal keratitis takes time to grow, it also takes time to completely heal. The best way to prevent this infection is with good hygiene, sanitation and proper use of contact lenses. Avoiding organic matter like stems, stalks and leaves from coming in contact with the eye also helps. Farmers and agriculturists can wear eye protective gear to cover their eyes.

The Right Contact Lens Solutions for Hard Contact Lenses

Almost all supermarkets and convenience stores nationwide sell contact lens solutions. There are so many brands to choose from, that looking for the best solutions for your hard contact lenses can be difficult.

More often than not, a multipurpose contact solution can be used for storing and cleaning hard contact lenses. One important thing to remember when cleaning your contact lenses by the use of a contact lens solution is to place them on the appropriate case. This means that you have to place your clean contact lens for the right eye on the right side of your contact lens’ case and place the other on the left portion of the case. The lenses must be stored on the appropriate side in order to avoid mix ups. Remember that your prescription will be different in each eye, and your eyes will be harmed if you use an incorrect solution on your contacts. When it’s time to place the solution, make sure to fill up the case so that the solution will cover-up the whole lens until it floats.

Here’s a quick video for some information about the right solution for hard contact lenses:


What are Scleral Contact Lenses?

What are scleral contact lenses? Scleral contact lenses are specialized, oxygen-permeable lenses indicated for patients with corneal irregularities and other eye disorders that do not respond to conventional treatments. Corneal irregularities occur in patients with keratoconus, recurrent epithelial erosion, post LASIK complications, pellucid degeneration and those that had corneal transplant. These lenses are designed to fit the scelra, the white portion of the eye. Scleral contact lenses help maintain optimal comfort and clear vision for the “hard to fit” patients. These lenses are made from oxygen-permeable polymer material similar to the ones used in rigid gas-permeable contact lenses. They differ in size, since scleral lenses are larger than gas-permeable lenses. Scleral lenses are typically larger and they tend to bulge outward. They rest directly over the sclera covering the optic zones and making use of the spherical optics which in turn results to excellent visual results.

Scleral lenses also come in different designs and sizes. Patients who use them are custom fitted with a pair that’s specific for their eye and eye condition. Only eye specialists, practitioners and topographers can do proper fitting for scleral contact lenses. The fit for this type of contact lens is based upon the saggital depth of the lens in relation to the saggital depth of the cornea. Other factors that need to be considered when getting the proper fit are conjunctival blanching, vascular impingement and scleral indentation at the lens’ edge.

Despite being a specialized lens, scleral contact lenses are worn similar to regular lenses. It is recommended that the solution used should be saline based and preservative free. The best position for inserting the lens is the nose-down position. Initially, wearing scleral contacts might be difficult for some patients, especially for first time users but eventually and with practice, it will become a breeze.

Imitate Naruto’s Eyes by Wearing Cosplay Contact Lenses

If you are a big fan of anime, then you will certainly recognize Naruto’s eyes. Naruto is a Japanese anime hero that is so popular among Anime characters. And due to his popularity, a lot of anime fanatics would depict his character during anime conventions.

One of the unique features of Naruto is his eyes. In order to achieve the same look of eyes, look for Cosplay contact lenses online that you can buy. These special lenses are ideal to wear during costume parties and during anime conventions, especially if you want to be dressed like Naruto.

The contact lens of Naruto is also referred as the Sharingan contact lenses and these lenses are among the best sellers of Cosmetic contact lenses. So check out the video below for some of these Sharingan contact lenses and impress your friends during your costume party by wearing a pair of these lenses.


Strange Contact Lenses

Contact lenses have been gaining popularity since it was first introduced. Not only does this eye wear correct vision and eye related disorders, it also gives the wearer a new and unique look, similar to what an accessory does to an outfit. Contact lenses can enhance one’s natural facial features; it can add spark, glimmer and life to dull and boring eyes. Contact lenses have a special way of making one change looks every time their worn. It is like getting your very own makeover, even without going to a clothing store or beauty salon. Contact lenses have this effect, on the people wearing them, but in some cases, things can go overboard. Instead of making one look more beautiful, there are some lenses that are just downright strange. Listed below are strange contact lenses that you might want to stay away from.

1) Cartoon Character themed lenses – Cartoon characters are cute and nice to look but not when you wear them as contact lenses. Many manufacturers sell Mickey Mouse and Hello Kitty designs. These 2 are well-loved and very popular characters, children may love looking at them and maybe some will even look good in them, but generally when there on top of your eyes, it looks really weird

2) Contact Lenses with Brands and Logos – Another strange pair of contact lens are those with brands, logos and labels in them. Christian Dior, Channel and even Nike are coming up with contact lenses carrying their logo. Sure it looks cool and unique, but who wants to wear letters and a check mark on their eyes? Better think twice before shelling out on this type of contact lens.

3) Smileys – It’s always good to smile, it brightens the face and it lightens the mood, but when you wear smileys as contact lenses, it will definitely look strange. Your eyes can still smile even without these smileys.

How to Easily Remove Contact Lenses

Contact lenses help us to see clearly without having to wear any eyeglasses on. But these lenses do not remain on our eyes forever, and must be removed to be cleaned and in order to allow our eyes to rest. There are so many different types of contact lenses being sold in the market now, but the procedure of removing these lenses is almost similar. The video below will show us the step by step instructions on how to properly remove our lenses, as well as the proper procedure in disposing or storing them. Whether you own a soft or rigid pair of contact lenses, this video will be helpful in removing your contact lenses easily.


Choosing the Appropriate Coloured Contact Lenses for Dark Eyes

In order to find the best coloured contact lenses for your dark eyes, you should be able to familiarize yourself with all the different types and colors of contact lenses. There are contact lenses with opaque colors, and these are ideal to people with dark brown eyes. Another type is called the colour tint contact lenses, and is perfect for eyes that have dark colour. People who want to change the overall appearance of their eyes would prefer to wear these types of contact lenses. The colours that they can choose from are green, blue and violet.

So if you have dark eyes and are planning to buy your own coloured contact lenses, the video below will be able to provide you with all the information you need in making the right decision. But make sure that you know the color of your own eyes and identify the specific reasons on why you need to wear coloured contact lenses.


Swimming with Contact Lenses: Goggles and Bacteria

My optometrist has always told me, “don’t go swimming with your contact lenses in!” True, whether in the ocean, lakes, or even chlorinated swimming pools, bacteria can cause infections in even healthy eyes without contacts.

With contacts in however, harmful bacteria can become trapped between the cornea and the lens, giving them time to reproduce and infect.

Wearing Goggles with Contacts

A new study by Australian researchers has found that wearing properly fitted swimming goggles reduces contact lens bacteria levels. While this seems like common sense, at least now it’s proven. Presumably the lower levels also reduce the risk of eye infection.

It’s still safest and recommended to not wear contact lenses while swimming however. If you’re often in the water, consider prescription goggles instead.

Wearing Contact Lenses While Swimming


Swimming with your contact lenses on is possible, although doing this involves a lot of risks. The health risk associated would normally depend on the water that you are in. Like, if you are swimming on the pool, eye irritation could happen if some chlorine would stick on the surface of your lens. On the other hand, if you are swimming on seas, the contact lenses might be dislodged in case you encounter large waves. But this does not mean that you can no longer wear contact lenses when swimming. You can still wear your lenses, but you need to exercise proper precautions. If you are going underwater, make sure that you do not open your eyes, unless if you have your goggles on. It is really very important that you have your goggles, because if water splashes accidentally on your eyes, your contacts will be totally messed up.

Watch this video to gather more information about wearing contact lenses while swimming.