Did You Know?
Did you know that extended exposure to the same ultraviolet (UV) rays that affect your skin can also harm your eyes?
Whether you are playing softball in July or skiing in January, your eyes are exposed to the sun’s rays. While most sunglasses can help block UV rays, most people do not know there are contact lenses that are certified to block UV rays as well.
This option can offer another layer of eye protection. For more information visit www.aoa.org/UV-protection.xml
Did You Know?
Parents sometimes worry that contacts might be hard for kids to take care of or might even make their vision worse.
Studies indicate that children, some as young as 10 years old who require vision correction, are capable of contact lens wear and care.
Research also confirms that their vision is no more likely to get worse with contact lenses than with glasses.
We typically evaluate children’s maturity and level of parental support in deciding whether they are ready for contact lenses. Working with parents, they can choose from a wide variety of contact lens options, including lenses for astigmatism, reusable contacts (replaced every 2 weeks or monthly), and daily disposable contacts, in order to find the best fit for each child.
Have trouble remembering when to change your contact lenses?
Many studies show that “over-wearing” of contact lenses is a direct risk factor for infections and discomfort with your contact lenses.
Visit www.acuminder.com, a free reminder service to help you stay