Category Archives: Contact Lenses

Monthly contacts: Buying 6 months versus Annual Supply

Monthly contact lenses offer great vision along with low-hassle maintenance of caring for lenses. Most contact lens brands are available for purchase in 6 month or 12 month increments. Which option is better? There are several advantages in ordering a 12 month supply. Many contact lens brands offer rebates to those who purchase their contact lenses in-person (not online).… Read More »


Prokera- “Protect, Repair & Heal”

For patients struggling with recurrent corneal erosions, keratitis, corneal ulcers, or other frustrating corneal conditions, “Prokera” (Bio-Tissue) can help patients recover more quickly and completely than other traditional methods. Prokera is essentially a contact lens constructed with amniotic membrane tissue. Prokera nourishes the corneal surface, allowing for faster healing. Prokera is inserted by Dr. Ballitch… Read More »


Multifocal Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a great option for correcting refractive error. Contact lenses allow patients to function with greater versatility without the need for glasses. For patients around ages 40 to 45, near vision tasks like reading a book, working on a computer, and browsing Facebook on a smartphone become difficult due to presbyopia.  Presbyopia is when… Read More »


Contact lens tip: Rub your lenses

Contact lenses afford many patients crisp and clear vision without the mild hassle of wearing glasses.  Because these lenses directly rest on the surface of the eye, they require routine and proper care.  One of the more easily-overlooked details of contact lens care is simply rubbing the lens with a few drops of contact lens solution.… Read More »


Can I sleep in my contact lenses?

Continuing our contact lens related posts, contact lenses help many patients see the world without the need for glasses. Technological advancements make these lenses more comfortable than ever.  Some patients report occasionally forgetting they have lenses on their eye at all!  After a busy day, leaving these comfortable contact lenses in overnight becomes tempting. Our corneas need… Read More »


Contact Lens Comfort

For many patients, contact lenses offer independence from glasses. Most patients wear their contact lenses without issue. Dry eye, sleeping in contacts, and improper care can make contact lenses irritating and potentially harmful (remember, don’t sleep in your contacts!) Let’s review some ways to make contact lenses as comfortable as possible. One of the most helpful and easiest… Read More »


Costume contact lenses

As Halloween is fast approaching, some folks are busy putting together their costumes. While most people may put a wig on or find a new themed outfit, others look for additional measures for altering their appearance. Non-prescription contact lenses come in a variety of colors and patterns to enhance a costume. While going the extra mile for ones’ costume… Read More »


Multifocal contact lenses

Patients in their early-to-mid 40s gradually, yet inevitably lose their ability to read without glasses or contacts. This phenomenon, known as presbyopia, decreases the ability of patients’ natural lenses to focus on books, computers, phones. . .anything closer than an arms length away. Decline of one’s near vision can be frustrating.  Patients must then find a solution to regain their… Read More »


Blepharitis

Blepharitis is the accumulation of dead skin cells and oil from glands in our skin. These dandruff-like accumulations causing itching, burning sensations, and red eyes for many patients. These symptoms can sometimes mimic pinkeye.  With blepharitis, bacteria can more easily thrive on the surface of the eyelid. By-products of bacteria further increase irritation. Increased bacterial presence make patients… Read More »


Keratoconus

Keratoconus is the progressive steepening of the cornea, the front layer of the eye. When this happens, patients’ vision decreases. Multiple images, distortion, and a streaking appearance around bright lights commonly frustrate these patients. While this disease is usually diagnosed during adolescence, keratoconus can affect a wide range of ages. A new treatment for keratoconus,… Read More »


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