1-Day Contact Lenses are Great For Travel

1-Day Contact Lenses are Great For Travel

Whether you travel a little or a lot, it’s hard to deny the convenience and cleanliness of using 1-day disposable contact lenses. They’re easy to pack, handle and offer you a fresh sterile contact lens every day. You also don’t have to worry about packing large bottles of contact lens solution that don’t meet security screening standards.

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Contact Lens Corner: Acuvue 1-Day Define

Brighten, enhance and enlarge the appearance of your own natural eyes with the all new Acuvue 1-Day Define contact lenses by Acuvue Brand. Acuvue 1-Day Define contact lenses are built on the successful and proven Acuvue 1-day moist contact lens platform. These contact lenses provide exceptional all-day comfort while providing the fresh new feeling that only a 1-day disposable contact lens can offer. Whether you choose to wear the Acuvue 1-Day Define contact lenses on a daily basis or just want to spice things up for nights and weekends.

Acuvue 1-Day Define contact lens marks an exciting new option in the cosmetic contact lenses category.

Acuvue 1-Day Define contact lenses are available in 3 colour combinations:

  • Natural Sparkle
  • Natural Shimmer
  • Natural Shine

Whether you have dark or light eyes, we are confident that you find a look that you love. Each colour combinations provides a slightly different appearance and is unique to everyone who tries them. They are nearly invisible in your eye, making the colour enhancement more natural.

To experience the all new Acuvue 1-Day Define contact lens in person, book a professional contact lens fitting with a Stonewire Optometrist today.


To learn more about the product, please visit www.acuvue.ca/define

 

Book your next eye exam in Edmonton with a 
Doctor of Optometry at Stonewire in Kingsway Mall.

Contact Lens Corner: Air Optix Colors

Contact Lens Corner: Air Optix Colors

Are you looking to spice up your eye colour? Look no further then the all new Air Optix Colors contact lens from Alcon. This revolutionary new contact lens is the first coloured contact lens in the world to be offered on a breathable, extended wear platform.

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Contact Lens Corner: Have you tried Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses can be a great addition to eyeglasses, once you get over the idea of having to stick something in your eye. Contact lenses have many advantages, especially with individuals who live busy active lifestyles. They can provide improved peripheral vision, they won’t slip out of place when you exercise, and never fog up in the winter. So if you have always wondered about contact lenses, just ask us. We would be happy to educate you on your options.

All contact lens fittings are performed by one of our Doctors of Optometry, ensuring you the best contact lens advice and care for your prescription and unique visual needs.

 

Book your next eye exam in Edmonton with a 
Doctor of Optometry at Stonewire in Kingsway Mall.

Contact Lens Corner: It's probably time to change your contact lenses

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Are you like most contact lens wearers who forget to dispose of their contact lenses on time? Then it may be time to find a solution. Over wearing or extending the life of your contact lenses can lead to increased contact lens intolerance, dry eye sensation, and blurry vision. Waiting to change your contact lenses until they become uncomfortable is an eye infection waiting to happen.

If you wear a 2-week disposable contact lens like Acuvue Oasys or Acuvue Advance, then change them with every paycheck. If you wear a 1-month disposable contact lens like Air Optix Aqua Comfort Plus or Biofinity, then change them on the first or last day of every month.

The alternative to these extended contact lens modalities is to also consider switching into a 1-day disposable contact lens like Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus, Acuvue 1-Day Moist, Acuvue TruEyes or the all new Dailies Total 1 and enjoy a clean new contact lens every day.

If technology is more your thing, consider joining Acuminder by the makers of Acuvue Brand contact lenses. This online tool allows you to schedule text message or email reminders for when it’s time to change your contact lenses.

 

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Stonewire Optometry in Kingsway Mall Today.

AIR OPTIX & Breakfast Television Contest

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Starting October 15, 2012 keep an eye out on Breakfast Television for commercials talking about the new AIR OPTIX AQUA MULTIFOCAL contact lenses. Designed for patients with active lifestyles who require bifocal or progressive eyeglass lenses, this contact lens may provide comfortable vision at all distance or at least allow you to read the menu after your hockey or soccer game.

Fact: Contact lens usage drops off after the age of 40, because of near vision problems out of traditional contact lenses.

So before you give up on your contact lenses, talk to your Kingsway Optometry eye doctor about whether or not multifocal contact lenses like AIR OPTIX AQUA MULTIFOCAL may be a part-time solution to your vision needs.

During this promotion, viewers can also register at breakfasttelevision.ca to win a $3000 trip to the Caribbean plus a year’s supply of AIR OPTIX contact lenses.

Contact Lens Irritation & Smoke

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With campfire season upon us, it’s time to be reminded about things that can lead to ocular irritation. Campfire smoke and cigarette smoke can contaminate your contact lenses and lead to ocular surface irritation and dryness.

If your eyes become sore and irritated, remove your contact lenses immediately. Use an artificial lubricating drop such as Systane Ultra to flush the eye out and rehydrate the ocular surface. Discard the contaminated contact lens or thoroughly rinse and clean the lens before reusing it. Never put a contact lens into a red irritated looking eyeball, as this can result in a serious eye infection. If the redness does not disappear or your vision seems blurry, seek the guidance of an optometrist.

FYI: Visits to your optometrists for eye infections are now covered under Alberta Health Care. A valid Alberta Health Care card is required.

Can I Swim in My Contact Lenses?

No, is the general answer to this question. Swimming in contact lenses may increase your risk of developing a serious eye infection, corneal scarring or vision loss. Contact lenses are porous like sponges and will absorb microbes, chemicals and other impurities from the water. These impurities are then left in constant contact with the surface of the eye, increasing the likelihood of ocular surface disease.

If you must swim in your contact lenses, it’s important to always wear a good fitting pair of swimming goggles, and never open your eyes under water without wearing goggles. Contact lenses can swell and adhere to the surface of the eye, or they may fall out and be lost. Once you get out of the water, it’s important to discard your contact lenses and open a fresh new clean pair. If you swim regularly, you may want to consider try a 1-Day disposable contact lens instead. These lenses should also be discarded after swimming and a fresh new clean pair inserted for the reminder of the day.

Book your next eye exam with an optometrist at Kingsway Optometry and ask about your options for swimming.

Is it time for a change?

Are you’re like most contact lens wearers who forget to change their contact lenses on time? Then it may be time to find a solution. Over wearing or extending the life of your contact lenses can lead to increased contact lens intolerance, dry eye sensation, and blurry vision. Waiting to change your contact lenses when they feel dirty or get uncomfortable is an eye infection waiting to happen.

If you wear a 2-week disposable contact lens like Acuvue Oasys with Hydraclear Plus, then change them with every paycheck. If you wear a 1-month disposable contact lens like Air Optix Aqua Comfort Plus, then change them on the 1st day of every month. You can also consider switching into a 1-day disposable contact lens like Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus or Acuvue TruEyes and enjoy a clean new contact lens every day.

If technology is more your thing, consider joining Acuminder by the makers of Acuvue Brand contact lenses. This online tool allows you to schedule text message or email reminders on when to change your contact lenses, reorder contact lenses, and schedule your next eye exam.

Don't forget, anyone who wears contact lenses should see their eye doctor at least once a year for a complete eye health examination.