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A new report from the Center for Disease Control has found that millions of Americans are misusing their contact lenses-- misuse which has caused close to one million eye infections in the United States this past year.?
Unhealthy habits such as sleeping with contact lenses, failing to clean and replace lens solution frequently, and letting contact lenses get wet while swimming or in the shower, greatly increase a person's risk for keratitis, a painful infection of the cornea, which, in severe cases, can lead to blindness.
Keratitis isn't just bad for your eyes, it's bad for your wallet too -- this highly preventable infection adds $175 million to Americans' health bills each year.
To help prevent keratitis, the CDC recommends:
Washing hands with soap and water before touching contact lenses,
Removing contacts before bed, showering or swimming,
Rubbing and rinsing contacts in disinfecting solution after taking them out,
Rubbing and rinsing the contact lens case with contact lens solution, drying the case and keeping it upside down with the caps off,
Replacing lens cases at least every three months.
Need new contact lenses or contact lens supplies? Contact us at 10/10 Optics and we'll be happy to help you!
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Most of us have heard of nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism - many of us may even have these conditions - but how exactly do each of these fairly common conditions affect our eyes and vision?
Nearsightedness (also called myopia) is a condition where objects up close appear clearly, while objects far away appear blurry. With nearsightedness, light comes to focus in front of the retina instead of on the retina.
Farsightedness (also called hyperopia) is a common type of refractive error where distant objects may be seen more clearly than objects that are near. However, people experience farsightedness differently. Some people may not notice any problems with their vision, especially when they are young. For people with significant farsightedness, vision can be blurry for objects at any distance, near or far.
Astigmatism is a condition in which the eye does not focus light evenly onto the retina, the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. This can cause images to appear blurry and stretched out.
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Q: What type of contact lens is healthiest for your eye?
A: A lens that is custom-made to fit your your cornea! Just like no two fingerprints are alike, neither are any two people's eye shape and texture. Dr. Rozenberg at 10/10 Optics can design your contact lenses to match your corneal "fingerprint". He'll use a special video camera and computer software to digitally map your corneas through a simple, non-invasive procedure called corneal topography. Your contact lens is then created to follow the exact shape of your eye, offering unrivaled comfort and sharper optics. Best of all, custom lenses can be created for all patients with all types of corrective needs -- near and distant vision, astigmatism, bi-focal, multi-focal and post- surgical corrections!
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