Color contact lenses for everyone

Color contact lenses for everyone

Color contact lenses for everyone Color contact lenses are cool! And yes, there is more than one brand or type.  If you have been told you cannot have color contact lenses, this may not be entirely true. Based on your glasses prescription, a contact lens starting power is obtained.  Based on the parameters of the starting power, your Eye care provider (ECP) will let you know which color contact lenses are available. The three most popular color contact lenses on the market are: Acuvue Define (Vistakon) – a daily disposable…

Keratoconus

Keratoconus

Keratoconus Keratoconus is a condition that affects many people.  Signs and symptoms first appear in the second decade of life and ignores gender and ethnicity. Dr. Anh Do (Invision Eye Care), Dr. Neil Macali (Macali Eye Clinic), Dr. Laura Purdue (Macali Eye Clinic) and Dr. Anthony Huynh (Invision Eye Care and Macali Eye Clinic) are experienced at treating keratoconus visual impairments with special custom contact lenses. Read more about Keratoconus from what it is, how it affects your eyes and vision to management options by Dr. Anthony Huynh.  He has…

My second week of OrthoK lenses

My second week of OrthoK lenses

A recap of my first 12 days in OrthoKeratology lenses: Day 0 (Prior to OrthoK):  -4.75DS. Day 1 (Next morning): -3.00DS Day 2 (second day of wear): -1.50DS Days 3 & 4: -1.50DS Days 5 & 6: -1.00DS Day 7: -0.75DS Day 8: -0.50DS Day 9-12: plano As OrthoK lenses and changes are reversible, my next 5 days of OrthoK lenses were dedicated to seeing how fast my eyes went back to my original prescription. After 1 day of not wearing the lenses, my prescription was a -1.25D for the next 2 days….

My First Week of OrthoK (cornea molding contacts)

My First Week of OrthoK (cornea molding contacts)

Today marks the end of my first week using OrthoK contact lenses.  If you recall from my previous post, OrthoK contact lenses are known by many names.  Essentially they are contact lenses that have a mold for 20/20 vision.  By wearing OrthoK contacts, your cornea will change its shape from let’s say 20/100 vision back towards 20/20 vision. The following is a log of my prescription. Day 0 (Prior to OrthoK):  -4.75DS. Day 1 (Next morning): -3.00DS Day 2 (second day of wear): -1.50DS Days 3 & 4: -1.50DS Days 5 &…

What is Orthokeratology?

What is Orthokeratology?

Orthokeratology (OrthoK) is a specially shaped contact lens that is worn overnight to gently correct nearsightedness back to normal 20/20 vision. OrthoK has many names including: Gentle Vision Reshaping Gentle Cornea Reshaping Cornea Reshaping Technology LASIK without surgery As you can probably tell from the names above, OrthoK involves reshaping your cornea!  A great comparison is .  Teeth retainers are .  OrthoK works very similarly to… teeth retainers in that they are a mold that you wear overnight to keep your cornea or teeth aligned. But you need to understand a couple of…

Contact Lenses and the Flesh Eating Organism

Contact Lenses and the Flesh Eating Organism

Contrary to what some contact lens users may think, contact lenses are medical devices, and proper care and wear is crucial to maintaining long term health. Eye care providers (ECPs) are familiar with a flesh eating micro-organism, Acanthamoeba that occurs with mixing water and contact lens use.  But it was not until Channel 9 news reporting a case of a 57 year old man losing his eye that Acanthamoeba became more known to contact lens users. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) published a report documenting contact lens wearers’ risky behavior.  50% of…