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5 Halloween Contacts That Will Complete Your Costume

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:09:28 -0400

Halloween, the time of year that provides an uninhibited flexibility to tap into and become your alter ego, a favorite TV character, or a fearsome witch. Halloween allows for a virtually endless list of artistic and creative freedoms only limited by the imagination. In the spirit of Halloween Contact Lens King is providing a list of special FX contact lenses that can help enhance the most popular costumes of the season. Find out how Halloween contact lenses can help you stand out this year.



WHAT CAUSES STRABISMUS?

Sat, 7 Oct 2017 10:08:07 -0400

Strabismus is a misalignment of the eyes which presents in approximately 4% of the population. There are many different types of strabismus ranging from horizontal esotropia, which is the inward turning of the eyes sometimes also referred to as 'crossed eyes', and exotropia, which is the opposite sometimes called 'wall-eyed'. But what causes this disorder and how is it treated?



WHAT CAUSES EYE FLOATERS?

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:07:24 -0400

Eye floaters can appear on a regular basis and then disappear for some time, only to re-appear sporadically. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms it is possible you have eye floaters, but what causes them?



AMBLYOPIA: Causes and Treatments

Thu, 5 Oct 2017 10:06:45 -0400

Amblyopia (also sometimes referred to as lazy eye) is a medical term used to describe the occurrence of reduced vision in one eye compared to the other. Amblyopia is a common visual impairment among children where the incidence of occurrence in children is between two to three percent. If the problem is not addressed during childhood it could persist into adulthood so lets take a deeper look into what causes this disorder and how it is treated?



Color Blind Test

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:02:59 -0400

A color blind test is administered in order to determine if a person suffers from the inability to clearly differentiate colors. Color blindness itself is not a form of blindness but just a disorder that affects a person's ability to distinguish certain colors. Take this test to determine whether or not you are might be color blind.



Types of Color Blindness

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 10:02:02 -0400

Approximately 8% of all males are impacted by this disorder while only approximately 0.5%-1% of women are inflicted. This article focuses specifically on the types of color blindness, what they are and how they affect a person's vision.



Color Blindness | Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:01:02 -0400

Prevent Blindness America reports that color blindness afflicts approximately 8% of all males and less than 1% of all females. But what does it mean to be color blind? How is it tested and what are the available treatments?



Dangers of Halloween Contacts

Sun, 1 Oct 2017 08:23:07 -0400

Eyes have many different shapes, sizes and health requirements and the law requires consumers to be properly fitted with the lenses that best meets their vision correction and eye health needs; this includes special FX contact lenses. Find out the dangers associated with wearing Halloween contact lenses and the steps you should take to avoid them.



How to Perfectly Apply Eyeshadow

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 08:22:17 -0400

So you want to accentuate your eyes; what better way to do it than with the help of eyeshadow. Eyeshadow can help compliment your eye color while adding depth and dimension to them; however before applying any you first have to decide on your goals. For instance, do you want to alter how the size of your eyes appear or simply draw attention to them. Simply applying different colors and textures can alter your appearance drastically. Watch the video below courtesy of AlexandrasGirlyTalk on YouTube and gain some tips on how to perfectly apply eyeshadow including tips on how to hold the brush and properly prepare the eye for eyeshadow.



National Literacy Month: Promoting Eye Health While Reading

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 08:21:21 -0400

National Literacy Month is a global movement with a great cause. It promotes and encourages reading with a view to improve the level of literacy in society. In an effort to celebrate National Literacy Month we would like to provide safety tips on how to reduce eye strain while reading, and ultimately improving your reading experience to make it more enjoyable. We will investigate possible issues associated with reading caused by both traditional and digital books and share suggestions on how to address them.



6 Popular Bridal Makeup Styles

Mon, 4 Sep 2017 08:20:02 -0400

Weddings symbolize the love and commitment two people share for one another; and looking your best is paramount. With all eyes focused on the bride, makeup becomes a critical tool for self expression. But what makeup style would best reflect your emotions on this glorious day? Let's take a look at 6 popular bridal makeup styles to get some ideas.



Benefits of Ordering From

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 08:18:59 -0400

At Contact Lens King, nothing is more important to us than offering exceptional service and quality products at a competitive price. Our industry leading ratings illustrates our commitment to our customers and our dedication to providing excellent service. With over 13 years of servicing customers we have built a trustworthy brand with strong customer loyalty. Here are some benefits customers can expect when ordering from us.



Bridal Makeup: Which Style is For You?

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 08:18:02 -0400

A bride's makeup is incredibly important. It is a form of self-expression reflecting the way that the bride feels on her special day. What do makeup styles say about you and which one matches your personality?



Biofinity Energys & Their Benefits

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:06:40 -0400

According to Contact Lens King Inc., CooperVision utilized a new unique technology called Digital Zone Optics™ to manufacture this lens. This proprietary technology was developed with the goal of providing wearers who regularly use digital devices with a more optimal comfort experience.



Eye Color Percentages: The Most Common Eye Colors

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:15:45 -0400

The color of one's eyes can vary greatly from brown to blue and anything in between. Eye color is inherited and dictated by more than one gene, so whichever color is expressed you can be sure that it is a genetic work of art. But what is the most common eye color? Let's take a look at the statistical eye color percentages occurrence as it exists in the general population.



Benefits of Wearing Acvuue Oasys Contact Lenses

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:15:21 -0400

Acuvue Oasys lenses are rated number one in comfort with 7 out of 10 contact lens wearers surveyed stating that it is the most comfortable brand they have ever worn. But what makes this lens more comfortable and allows it to outperform its competitors? Well let's try to answer this question by looking at the 4 beneficial properties that Acuvue Oasys has to offer:



Eye Makeup Styles: 5 Techniques You Should Know

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 16:12:50 -0400

Eye makeup has become an art form providing people the ability to express their personality types while making an emotional statement. There is a variety of eye makeup styles ranging from seductive cat eyes and sexy smokey eyes to subtle candlelit eyes. Lets take a look at a list of some of the most popular eye makeup styles along with respective video tutorials on how to achieve them.



6 Ways to Remove Something From Your Eye

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:17:02 -0400

Having something in your eye like a grain of sand or eyelash can arguably be one of the most irritating experiences. On many occasions simply blinking a few times can help remove the debris however there are those cases where the debris is lodged in a location of the eye that requires a little more effort. When inflicted with this problem there are proper ways and improper ways to do it. Lets take a look at the 6 most proper ways to remove something from your eye.



Eyelash Extensions: 5 Things to Know

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 16:15:42 -0400

The procedure can be expensive and time consuming but the end result can provide certain advantages; such as providing additional emphasis to your eyes while also virtually making eye makeup unnecessary. On the flip side however, there are some disadvantages and side effects associated with this procedure such as red eyes, eye swelling and irritation or worse. So what should a person be aware of to avoid any negative outcomes?



How to Properly Remove Something From Your Eye

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:30:28 -0400

Having a foreign object, such as an eyelash or a grain of sand moving around in your eye or under your eye lid can be one of the most irritating feelings ever. Removing this debris can be as simple as blinking a couple of extra times but in other cases where the debris is lodged in a difficult spot a more robust effort needs to be undertaken to get rid of the irritant. Below we will review different methods that a person can safely use to remove irritating debris while also indicating what not to do during the process.



5 Diseases Eyes Can Help Detect?

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 15:28:21 -0400

Early detection of certain disorders and diseases can play a crucial role in their successful treatment and eventual recovery. Research has shown that the eye can provide clues associated with symptoms of many diseases ranging from high cholesterol, auto immune conditions, and even cancer. Lets take a look at five diseases that can be detected by examining the eye.



SightBox vs Hubble Contacts

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:22:01 -0400

These online retailers provide you with a vision correction option on a monthly subscription basis, they use different models to deliver the service. So What is the difference between the two and how do they measure up against more traditional methods? Let's take a snapshot of the three retail channels available online and compare their strengths and weaknesses in order to determine which service could work best for you.



How Contact Lenses Can Improve Your Sex Life

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:20:03 -0400

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you could alter your appearance, maybe even your personality? Perhaps you already have by simply changing your hair style or hair color for a special event. Did you feel more confident after the transformation? Did this transformation change the way you perceived yourself? Did people around you, including your closest friends, treat you differently? I think the answer to most of these questions to one degree or another is yes; but why? Contact lenses can help you increase your poise, improve your social life, and by extension your intimate life. Using contact lenses to enhance or completely change your eye color can alter a large aspect of your physical appearance and impact how people perceive you.



Smart Contact Lenses, Do They Threaten Our Basic Rights

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:40:25 -0400

There are countless advantages to using smart contact lenses, however what are the possible risks associated with them? How could this technology be used to exploit an individual's or corporation's rights to privacy, security and freedom? Just because an individual has the right to use a technology does it mean that we should ignore how it can be maliciously used?



Pregnancy and Its Impact on Your Eyesight

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 15:36:22 -0400

Hormonal and physical changes that develop during pregnancy could cause morning sickness, lower back pain and even vision issues. It is critical to be aware of these changes and know how to address them. For example, your eyes can be affected during pregnancy and you should be aware of the following symptoms.



Hubble Contact Lenses: 4 Things to Consider Before Purchasing

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:37:27 -0400

Hubble's advertising message is that they are selling a quality lens but at a competitive price. However you may want to better inform yourself and consider the following before electing to consider Hubble as a contact lens option.



How to Read Contact Lens Prescriptions

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 11:36:33 -0400

Now that you have the prescription you see that it contains attributes such as the OD and OS, Power, Base Curve, Diameter, Cylinder, Axis, Add, Color and Brand along with an expiration date. What do these new terms and abbreviations mean?



Non-Prescription Colored Contact Lens Dangers

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 11:34:14 -0400

Those colored contact lenses you bought from your hairdresser might just cost you your eye sight. With San Diego Comic-Con having just passed and Halloween right around the corner, the sale of cosmetic, eye altering contact lenses is at a high. Cosmetic, fashion, costume or colored, the lenses go by many names.



Avoid These 4 Vision Risks

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:33:29 -0400

Patient compliance and the unnecessary risks that wearers continue to take while wearing their lenses. A recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) addressed various risk factors that should be brought to wearers' attention.



The Smart Contact Lens Bubble

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:32:09 -0400

New technology is being created faster and faster these days. The rapid pace of development in the tech sector is changing the world around us in fantastic ways, connecting all aspects of our lives through tiny gadgets. In less than ten years we've seen the release of the first smart watch, the iPhone, the first smart TV and internet connected cars among many innovations.



Cataract Surgery Preparation (5 Things to Expect)

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:31:04 -0400

Now that you have made this decision, you may ask yourself, what is next? What can I expect? How can I properly prepare for this surgery? Don't despair, all of these questions are completely relevant, and the goal of this article is to help better prepare you for your journey towards visual clarity.



Cataracts | 6 Facts to Know

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:30:08 -0400

One morning you wake up to a blurry version of your bedroom, you rub your eyes to remove any foreign debris in a futile attempt to regain clarity and focus. This is a frightening example of what someone with cataracts may experience during the onset of the initial symptoms.



Save on Contact Lenses by Shopping Online

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:29:15 -0400

Buying contact lenses online is now just like any other online retail experience. Leading websites are in the business of selling the same contact lenses that you buy at your eye doctor's office, the superstore optical outlet or at your favorite optical chain store. The difference is that you will save money.



Getting the Maximum Comfort from Your Contact Lenses

Sat, 11 Feb 2012 11:28:33 -0400

Besides vision correction, convenience, and freedom from eyeglasses, comfort is one of the advantages of wearing contact lenses and is arguably the most important since it will determine your overall satisfaction with them. Beyond the initial selection and fitting of your contacts, there are some things you can do to ensure your lenses remain comfortable.



Breathing Eyes and Contact Lenses

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:27:25 -0400

Did you know that our eyes breathe? In a sense they do, as they take oxygen from the air, diffuse it via our tears over the cornea, and even dispatches carbon dioxide into the air—much the same way as our normal inhaling/exhaling process.



Contact Lenses As a Preferable Vision Correction Option

Fri, 15 Jul 2011 11:26:36 -0400

Outside of eyeglasses, the two most prevalent means of vision correction today are surgery (most often the laser procedure called LASIK) and contact lenses. Many ask that of the two options, which is better?



Contact Lens Compliance, Necessary for Eye Health

Thu, 5 May 2011 11:25:31 -0400

Contact lenses have proven to be a great boon to those who need vision correction but still want to maintain the natural freedom of not wearing glasses. However, there is a tendency to forget that the continued enjoyment of this convenience comes with a price—the need to follow required practices, instructions, and habits to ensure the healthy use of these lenses.



Obtaining Your Contact Lenses the Right Way

Fri, 27 May 2011 11:23:39 -0400

One of the major improvements in the contact lens industry in recent years (aside from technological advances) is in the area of convenience. Thanks to a 2004 federal law, contacts can be purchased in many venues other than from eye doctors. While this has been advantageous to consumers, there has been a mindset growing among many wondering if this freedom makes it all right to somehow bypass the ‘traditional’ process of seeing an eye doctor or getting a prescription.



Astigmatism No Longer Bars You from Contact Lenses

Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:18:50 -0400

Astigmatism affects over 40 million Americans and is caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. When the cornea, which acts as a window, is a spherical shape it focuses light correctly upon the retina at the back of the eye; this produces sharp images at all distances. Conversely, in instances where the cornea takes on a more oval shape, the light is focused at two retinal locations rather than one and blurry vision is the result.



Pregnancy, Eye Health and Contacts

Mon, 4 Jan 2010 11:05:01 -0400

Understandably, pregnancy is a time of great joy and expectation; but, as you have been told to expect by your doctor, it is also a time of metabolic shifts in your body-resulting in some symptoms that prove stressful and cause a little concern.