Contact Lenses : How to wear and not tear

Written by Peter Smithson

If you've never had contact lenses or haven't worn them in a long time and need a refresher, here's a few tips on what to do and what not to do when wearing and caring for your lenses.

First onrepparttar list, make sure to listen to what your doctor tells you. When he or she prescribesrepparttar 143648 lenses inrepparttar 143649 first place, they know what type of lenses they are giving you as well asrepparttar 143650 type of care they will require.

Some people need to remove their lenses for a few hours each day and let their eyes 'rest,' especially inrepparttar 143651 first few weeks of wearing new lenses.

Learn to carry rewetting drops with you. Nothing like dry eyes during work or a meeting will make you wish you had stashed an extra bottle of solution in your car.

Avoid excessive rubbing at your eyes while wearing them and wear sunglasses when you're inrepparttar 143652 bright sun. If your eyes hurt excessively or you experience severe itching and redness, call your doctor. These are signs you don't want to ignore.

One thing your doctor will do onrepparttar 143653 day you pick up your new contact lenses is to go over their care. You should wash your hands every time you intend to handlerepparttar 143654 lenses.

Microscopic dirt and dust may not seem like much, but when it is pressed between your eye andrepparttar 143655 lens, it can cause discomfort and pain. You will be provided with a holder for your lenses as well as solution to store them in, depending onrepparttar 143656 type of lens you buy. For daily disposables, you don't have to store them in anything.

Contact Lenses or Lasik Surgery - Which is the right choice for you?

Written by Peter Smithson

Contact lenses can get expensive, not to mentionrepparttar fact that you get tired of having to put them into and out of your eyes every single day. Withrepparttar 143647 advent of laser surgery inrepparttar 143648 last decade, more and more people are discovering that they can have 20/20 vision (or better) without ever having to wear glasses again.

Laser surgery is expensive and it's not generally covered by insurance because it's considered an elective procedure. Some insurance companies will cover a very small portion, leaving a general cost somewhere between $3000 and $4000 dollars. So immediately, it's a cash investment of significant portion.

Many clinics do offer financial payment plans, but they are usually one or two year plans that allow you to spread outrepparttar 143649 payments. This option can still cost you about$180 to $400 per billing period, whether it is byrepparttar 143650 month or quarter.

Ifrepparttar 143651 cost isn't something to turnsrepparttar 143652 option off to you immediately, it's good to weighrepparttar 143653 facts. Everyone is a candidate for laser corrective surgery. There are stages torepparttar 143654 evaluation, includingrepparttar 143655 amount of correction obtainable by corrective eyewear, shape ofrepparttar 143656 eye, health ofrepparttar 143657 eye, and condition ofrepparttar 143658 eye.

Followingrepparttar 143659 evaluation process,repparttar 143660 specialist can determine which type of laser surgery, if any, they would recommend.

The procedure is done as outpatient care. The eyes are anaesthetized and held open. You'll feel some pressure whenrepparttar 143661 laser surgery begins, and you might even experience a few moments of blindness.

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