Archive for the Contact Lenses Category

Can You Swim with Contact Lenses?

Can You Swim with Contact Lenses?

Summer weather was built for many things, but swimming with your contact lenses in is not one of them. In fact, you shouldn’t expose your contacts to water at all. That includes swimming, water sports, and even showering or using a hot tub. So, if you plan on jumping into a pool, lake, or an ocean this season, remember to swap out your contacts for a pair of prescription sunglasses. But, why shouldn’t you swim with contact lenses, again? Here’s a quick rundown.

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May is Healthy Vision Month

May is Healthy Vision Month

When it comes to your health, your eyes may not be the first thing you think of. But, it’s important to protect your eyes today so you can enjoy healthy vision in the future. Plus, our eye health is tied to other parts of the body. As such, vision problems may be a warning sign that your overall health is suffering. That’s why vision centers all over the country, including Looking Glass Optical, recognize Healthy Vision Month in May.

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A Complete Guide to Wearing Contacts

A Complete Guide to Wearing Contacts

Contact lenses offer vision correction, comfort, convenience, and freedom for active lifestyles. For those who are considering contacts or have begun the process of wearing them, there a few things you should know. For instance, contact lenses are much easier to manage than you might think. And, with a little practice and preparation, anyone can feel comfortable using and wearing contacts. 

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Pregnancy Can Affect Your Vision?

Pregnancy Can Affect Your Vision?

Are you experiencing blurry or splotchy vision? Are there times where you see double? No matter what stage of pregnancy you’re in, these symptoms may sound familiar to you. Changes in eyesight are a typical side-effect for many women during pregnancy. As one of the leading eye experts in Maryland, Looking Glass Optical is committed to your eye care and comfort. If you’re experiencing changes in your eyesight, learn more about the common ways in which pregnancy can affect your vision.

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Are Halloween Eye Contacts Safe for Your Eyes?

Are Halloween Eye Contacts Safe for Your Eyes?

Are you planning on dressing up as a zombie, vampire or alien this Halloween? If so, you might be thinking about using special-effect contact lenses. These novelty contacts contain colors and designs that change the appearance of your eyes. Halloween eye contacts might be a fun addition to your costume. However, these contact lenses can be dangerous if not obtained properly. It’s important for your eye health that you only purchase Halloween eye contacts from a reputable source with a prescription.

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