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Are Contact Lenses more Expensive than Glasses?

Are Contact Lenses more Expensive than Glasses?

11 Sep 2020

One question that often comes up when trying to decide between contact lenses and eyeglasses is the cost.

Many people wonder if contacts lenses cost less over time than conventional prescription glasses, the answer is somewhat complex and depends on your specific circumstances.

Here we compare the cost of glasses verses contact lenses and what else you might want to consider before making your choice.

Can I sleep or nap with my contact lenses in?

Can I sleep or nap with my contact lenses in?

11 Sep 2020

Every contact lens wearer is advised not to sleep in their contact lenses, but what about an afternoon nap, or a quick snooze on that long haul flight?

There is not getting away from it sleeping and napping in your contact lenses is not good for your eyes.

If you are someone who takes naps or needs to sleep in their lenses then we explore the options to do this safely.

Can you swim or wear contact lenses in the swimming pool?

Can you swim or wear contact lenses in the swimming pool?

11 Sep 2020

As a contact lens wearers you will have been told not to wear your lenses in the swimming pool, so what exactly is in pool water that is so dangerous that you can not wear contact lenses whilst swimming? and what about the hot tub or Jacuzzi?

It's more than just a simple case of don't get your contact lenses wet, read on to find out why contact lenses and water don't mix.

Can Contact Lenses Fall Out of your Eyes?

Can Contact Lenses Fall Out of your Eyes?

11 Sep 2020

Contact lenses are designed to fit perfectly in your eyes, it's highly unlikely that they will just randomly fall out during the day.

We have all heard the stories of a friend of a friend searching for their lost contacts, so what exactly can cause a contact lens to fall out and how likely is that?

In this article we expose the fact from fiction.

What happens if you cry with contact lenses in?

What happens if you cry with contact lenses in?

11 Sep 2020

Ever wondered if crying can make your contact lenses fall out?

The simple answer is no, simply crying shouldn't cause any problems, so if you’re a contact lens wearer that loves weepy Hallmark films, then we’ve got good news: there’s nothing wrong with having a good cry while wearing your lenses.

There are few things to avoid o make sure you lenses stay in place if you are crying, check out or guide to make sure you don't lose a lens.

Can barbecues melt contact lenses?

Can barbecues melt contact lenses?

11 Sep 2020

Shockingly, one of the most common questions that contact lens wearers wearers ask Optometrists is whether their lenses could melt into their eyes when using a BBQ grill. Looking for a quick answer to this “burning” question? Well, here it is: no.

If you want a more detailed explanation, then you’ve come to the right place. This post will explore why this question has become such a 'hot' topic in recent years and why you need not fear grilling ribs outdoors.

Can welding melt contact lenses?

Can welding melt contact lenses?

11 Sep 2020

Although this may not be of great concern to many contact lenses wearers, it s a good question if you are a welder.

Welders may want to know how safe contact lenses are from high intensity heat, what if your eyes are hit by an arc light?

Rest assured your contact lenses are at no risk of worsening these scenarios, read more to find out why.

Contact Lenses Myths & Facts

Contact Lenses Myths & Facts

22 Sep 2020

Some of the phony contact lens “horror stories” online could deter people interested in trying contacts for the first time. How about contact lenses melting onto the eyes when welding or operating a BBQ. Myth or Fact ?

Check out our infographic, Fact Versus Fantasy: We debunk 8 commonly held contact lens myths.