Eye Health Central

Contact Lenses - Interesting Info

Falling Asleep in Contact Lenses

Falling Asleep in Contact Lenses

10 Feb 2020

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common hygiene mistake contact lens wearers make is wearing lenses while sleeping.

In this post, we’ll explain why sleeping with contact lenses is so dangerous and what you should do if you accidentally wake up with your lenses on. We’ll also go over the one exception to this rule: continuous wear contacts.

Are Contact Lenses more Expensive than Glasses?

Are Contact Lenses more Expensive than Glasses?

10 Feb 2020

One question that often comes up when trying to decide between contact lenses and eyeglasses is the cost. Many people wonder if contacts cost less over time than conventional prescription glasses. The answer is somewhat complex and depends on your specific circumstances. On average, however, contacts tend to be a little more expensive than traditional eyeglasses (over time).

Can I nap with my contact lenses in?

10 Feb 2020

Can I have a nap with my contacts in? Never wear contacts to bed.

Can you  Wear Contact lenses in the pool?

Can you Wear Contact lenses in the pool?

10 Feb 2020

The short answer is NO. Swimming with contact lenses on your eyes can result in health problems ranging from irritation to permanent blindness. Chemicals, organisms, microbes, bacteria and/or viruses can absorb in to or attach to the lenses and cause these problems.

Why are eye care professionals so strict on this no-water policy? Keep reading and you’ll discover why it’s so important for you to keep your contacts as far from water as possible.

Can Contact Lenses Fall Out?

10 Feb 2020

Can Contact Lenses Fall Out? Contact lenses are designed to fit perfectly in your eyes.

What happens if you cry with contact lenses in?

What happens if you cry with contact lenses in?

18 Feb 2020

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. We can’t promise it will be the most comfortable experience, but it’s extremely common and harmless.

Can barbecues melt contact lenses?

Can barbecues melt contact lenses?

10 Feb 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?

10 Feb 2020

Reports of contact lenses being melted to the eye have been proven to be incorrect.