New to Contacts? Here are 5 Tips to Help!

So you finally made the decision to switch from glasses to contacts. This can feel like a rite of passage, and many people get very excited about the switch. After all, you won’t have to worry about wiping your glasses lenses throughout the day, can participate in athletics and outdoor sports much more easily and enjoy a natural field of vision, too. 

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3 Ways to Get Your Eyes Prepped and Ready for Summer

True or false: Your eyes are consistent year-round, no matter the season. The answer, as you may have guessed, is false. The changes in weather, air pollution and other environmental factors that come with each season require that you take special care in different ways throughout the year to keep your eyes healthy. Some of the major culprits behind eye damage in the summertime include chlorine in pools, excess heat and lots of time spent in the sun. To help you keep your eyes in tip-top shape, here are a few tips to avoid dry eyes, red itchy eyes after swimming and the harmful effects of the sun. 

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Why It's Important to Get a Cataract Evaluation

Cataracts are not all created equally, nor do they all require the same treatment in order to get the best result possible. If you’ve been experiencing signs of cataracts like blurred vision or seeing halos around lights, it’s important to discuss all your visual complaints with an eye doctor and have a complete eye exam before going any further. Here’s a little more about why, and how we handle a cataract evaluation at Horizon Eye Specialists & LASIK Center.

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3 Things to Know About Sleeping in Your Contacts

Anyone who wears contact lenses knows that they can sometimes be a hassle. Although they have the best intentions to take them out every night, many people find themselves occasionally sleeping with contacts in. But this is a big mistake. Even if the lenses are “extended wear” or designed to be “slept in”, sleeping in your contacts regularly or even occasionally, can cause damage. Nothing is healthier for the eyes or better for vision than removing the contact lenses at bedtime.  So if you’ve ever wondered, “Can I sleep with contacts in?” - the answer is always “no.” Here’s why, along with some eye health tips to keep your eyes in top shape. 

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Why It's Important to Wear Sunglasses During the Summer

If you’re like many of us, sunglasses are a fun accessory. Not only do they look cool, but they also help us avoid having to squint in the bright sunshine. But beyond all this, sunglasses serve a very important purpose in preventing UV damage to eyes. Here’s a little more information about when to wear sunglasses, along with some eyewear tips to keep your eyes in optimal health.

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