How To Wear Contact Lenses In The Allergy SeasonWritten by Peter Smithson
The allergy seasons are a real challenge, especially if you wear contact lenses. A chronic allergy to mold, pet dander or other environmental allergens can create a year-round dilemma. No matter what cause, seasonal allergies make your eyes hypersensitive and irritated. Ordinary soft contact lenses often make them feel even worse.
There's a lot you can do to reduce misery of allergy season. Keep your contacts as clean as you can whether you have to use lubricating drops to rinse your eyes out regularly. Remove your contacts and clean them in a solution throughout day, if they are not 'one-per-day' type lenses.
Allergy induced conjunctivitis, a condition that causes painful swelling and redness of eyes, can make wearing your contacts a real pain. If this becomes a real issue, it's best to consult your optometrist. Disposable lenses allow you a more comfortable lens that you can trash at end of day. You'll have no more worries about making sure all dust and pollen has been removed or cleansed.
Other ways to get relief are simple. During allergy season, contact lens wearers should close windows in their cars and houses and use air conditioner. Air conditioner filters often remove most of annoying pollens and dust from air. Avoid doing a lot of lawn work or outdoor activities in mornings and early afternoon, because pollens are usually at their highest levels at that time.
Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses - More Style, Same UtilityWritten by Peter Smithson
At one time, promotions on television advertised a new, sexier you if you elected to lose glasses and pop in a pair of contact lenses. This image has always been demonstrated in Superman comics, television programs and movies.
He's a bit of a geek or too normal a guy, but when glasses come off - he's Superman. Fortunately, image- makers and shakers that relegated eyeglasses to awkward, nerd gear of decades past has begun to embrace glasses for fashionable, functional necessity they have become.
The differences between glasses and contact lenses are more related to personal issues of comfort than to image. Arguments can be made in support of contacts over eyeglasses.
For example, contact lenses are worn directly over eye allowing natural vision and no distortion as some eyeglass wearers may experience because of small gap between lens of glasses and your eye.
There is always a constant awareness of frames as well as reflections off backside of lens. While most eyeglass wearers become so accustomed as to hardly notice discrepancy, it becomes more pronounced when switching between contacts and glasses.
Glasses can fog up when temperature changes and they might be a distraction during physical activities, especially sports where you don't want your glasses to be broken. Contacts suffer neither of these. Eyeglasses can be made with tinting lenses that allow them to turn into functional sunglasses, but contact lens wearers can pick any pair of sunglasses they want.