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Do Contact Lenses Go Bad?

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Contact lenses are a popular choice for vision correction, offering convenience and comfort for millions of people. However, like any medical device, it’s essential that users understand their lifespan and how they can be affected over time.  Unlike food, where an expiration date relates to quality, the expiration date on contact lens packaging is not […]

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What to Know About Wearing Contacts with Astigmatism

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Several eye conditions may require corrective measures like eyeglasses. And astigmatism is a common refractive error that glasses can also correct. But can you wear contacts to correct astigmatism? There isn’t really a simple yes-or-no answer. Traditional soft contact lenses aren’t typically recommended if you have severe astigmatism. But some contact lens options, such as […]

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Contact Lenses: Pros and Cons

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Contact lenses are a popular alternative to eyeglasses, offering a more natural appearance and greater convenience. But are they the right choice for everyone? Contact lenses offer numerous benefits, from better vision to greater convenience and freedom. However, they also come with some disadvantages that can make them unsuitable for some people. In this blog […]

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Scleral vs. Hybrid Contact Lenses: Which is Better?

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When you come in for a contact lens exam and fitting, one of the first things we determine is what your eyes need. In the past, contact lenses could only address common refractive errors like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, but contact lens technology has since advanced in staggering ways. Now more and more people are […]

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