Millions of people wear contact lenses every day, and they are a perfectly safe and affordable alternative to wearing corrective eyeglasses. Sometimes infection comes from wearing contact lenses, keratitis (scarring of the cornea) being one of the most common. In this blog, AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care shares the common causes of infections from contact lenses.
Each year, there are around 30,000 U.S. emergency room visits due to eye injuries from high-risk sports. In fact, every 13 minutes, an ER treats a sports-related eye injury. Regular eyeglasses don’t provide sufficient eye protection and at times they can break and can make the wound worse.
They say hindsight is 20/20, but what does that number mean exactly? These numbers follow a grading system used by your eye doctor to measure visual acuity— that is, the clearness of your eyesight. It’s a measure of the focal length for both your eyes with the first number representing your left eye and the second number is for your right. The higher the numbers are, the shorter the focal length is, which means you likely have to move objects much closer to your face just get a good look at them.
Contact lenses are one of the best and safest ways to correct your vision without having to go for expensive Lasik surgery. However, it’s surprising to know that a majority of users are still unclear about how to properly use their contact lenses. While they understand the basics, some safety measures still remain ignored or left unknown to many patients.
More than one in 10 people in the U.S. wear contact lenses for a clearer vision. However, it was found that 40 to 90 percent of wearers are not practicing healthy contact lens wear habits. The American Optometric Association (AOA) says that improper contact lens use can result in rare, serious eye infections.
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At what age is it okay for your child to start using digital devices? This question has always been a contentious one, but recently, the World Health Organzation (WHO) released new guidelines regarding the recommended screen time for kids under five.
Like it or not, more and more kids are playing video games. Everyone knows the harm video games have on their eyesight, but it’s not all bad. Video games can have beneficial effects—in moderation and specific circumstances. AAPECS Atlantic Eye Care, your go-to eye clinic in the state for contact lenses, elaborates more on how video games affect your child’s vision, for better or worse, below.