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Food For The Eyes - 28/10/2016
As you age, the eyes get affected and can be a victim of diseases like cataracts and macular degeneration. Impaired vision and blindness can also occur in older people. But the good news is that, it is possible to prevent the onset of these age-related eye diseases with a healthy nutrition and lifestyle. Apart from diet, it’s important to protect eyes from exposure to UV sun rays, extreme temperatures and strong winds. Get medically examined regularly to diagnose if any issue occurs..
 Why Buy DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Contact Lenses?
At eContactLenses, we know how important having comfortable and adaptable contact lenses are. When you’re wearing contact lenses all day, your eyes really need to be protected and your vision enhanced for maximum operation. Ideally, lenses should be comfortable of course, enhance clear vision, multifocal, refreshing throughout the day and allow for clarity at a wide range of distances. Fortunately, at eContactLenses we can provide you with the perfect product that satisfies all of these cr..
10 Makeup Tricks for Regular Contact-Lens Wearers
If you’re a frequent contact lens wearer but are yet to conquer that art of applying contact lenses and make up simultaneously, here’s a few useful makeup tricks to reduce the risk of eye infection or contact lens damage: Where to start? As obvious as it may sound, in the rush of everyday life many contact lens wearers forget to thoroughly wash their hands prior to inserting contact lenses and applying makeup. Believe it or not, your hands are the perfect breeding ground for ba..
Proclear One Day Multifocal Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are a convenient, easy-to-wear alternative to glasses. While they are primarily worn for vision correction, contact lenses are often preferred over traditional glasses for cosmetic reasons. Contact lenses are perfectly discreet and suitable for a huge variety of different vision impairments. Proclear 1 Day Multifocal contact lenses by CooperVision are suitable for anyone interested in one day use contact lenses that come in an easy, convenient design. The 1 Day Multifocal lense..
Focus Dailies Progressive All Day Comfort
What are progressive lenses? Progressive lenses are multifocal lenses, with multiple prescriptions in the one lens. Usually there will be one prescription for close up work, one for normal viewing and another for intermediate distances. All Day Comfort Since contact lenses first entered the market, technology has advanced at such a rapid rate that daily-wear lenses are now the far superior option to monthly contact lenses. As more people make the switch from glasses to contact lenses, dai..
The History of Contact Lenses
A look inside the development and progression of contact lenses over the years With over 125 million contact lens wearers worldwide, it’s hard to believe that the modern, comfortable, compact and versatile contact lenses we are familiar with were once made from glass shells filled with jelly[i], [ii]. It’s certainly no lie that contact lenses weren’t invented overnight. In fact, if the history books are anything to go by, the development of contact lenses has been more th..
Sleeping with Contact Lenses
If you’re a regular contact lens wearer, there’s no doubt that you’ve received the stern warning from your optometrist about not wearing contact lenses to bed. Yet, much like many of the things we say we won’t do, like eat a donut two days into a new diet or swim on a full stomach, we all have moments where convenience outweighs all else. There is hope! Extended wear contact lenses are generally suitable to sleep in for a certain amount of time, usually up to 30 days, ..
The Dangers of Swimming with Contact Lenses
Whilst wearing contact lenses is generally a safe practice, provided good hygiene is always maintained, swimming with contacts can be a particularly risky and dangerous combination. To get right down to it, exposing your lenses to water whether it be from a swimming pool, lake or even the ocean is a concern as you are highly vulnerable to common eye irritations and infections. But that’s not the worst of it. The most distressing reality is the potential for permanent, irreversible loss ..
Common Myths About Using Contact Lenses
With over 20 years experience working with contact lenses, instructing new patients and helping them to overcome contact lens uncertainties, we have come across a number of common myths and wives’ tales that surround the use contact lenses. Here is the truth behind the lens: Many first timers are concerned that their new contact lenses are going to move around the eye frequently, slide to the back and get stuck or lost. This is impossible as the eye has a conjunctival membran..
Why You Should Avoid Touching Your Eyes
Contact lens wearer or not, hygiene is critical when your fingers are heading anywhere near your eyes. At any time, when you go to handle your contacts, touch or even just rub your eyes, you must first wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water ensuring all residue has been washed off and then dry them carefully. It seems obvious but you’ll be surprised how many people could easily avoid frequent discomfort or even infections by carefully considering the contact they make with their ey..
Top 5 Tips for Removing Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are great for people who don’t like wearing glasses on a daily basis, or for people who don’t want to be wearing their glasses at special events. However, it takes a little bit of practice before you fully master the art of removing contact lenses. If you struggle to get the lenses out, or are fearful of poking your eye in the process, read on for our handy tips to comfortably remove your contact lenses. Tip #1: To make the whole process quick and easy, have your ey..
Tips for Cleaning & Caring for Contact Lenses
Cleaning your contact lenses after each use may be slightly inconvenient but it is a crucial task in order to care for your eyes and considerably reduce the risk of pain, discomfort, infections and in serious cases loss of vision. Many harmful and sight damaging bacteria and parasites can get into the eye via the lens by dirty hands, water, and lack of care when handling lenses. This is why it is important to make sure your contact lenses are handled, cleaned, disinfected and stored properly usi..
NEW ACUVUE 1-Day Define - new style and now with LACREON
ACUVUE 1-Day Define contact lenses are now manufactured using proprietary LACREON Technology, which locks the wetting agent into the matrix of the lens. This creates a moisture cushion to provide long lasting comfort. ACUVUE have also released a third style in the Define range called Natural Shine, for naturally sparkling and luminous eyes. 1-Day Define contact lenses help to enhance the natural beauty of your eyes by adding depth and greater definition: The lens replicates the patte..
Deliveries over Christmas
A lot of our suppliers will be on skeleton staff and shorter days over the festive period. Whilst eContactLenses is open on all non-public holiday days, orders may take a little longer than usual to reach you. We will still be sending all parcels by Express Post but we recommend that you allow a little bit of extra time for all orders over this period. Get your orders in early and make sure you have enough contact lenses to get you by until January. Our office hours during this period will be..
New Range: ColourVUE Crazy Contact Lenses
The team at eContactLenses.com.au are excited to announce a new range of coloured contact lenses. Add some extra colour to your eyes with some Crazy Contact Lenses in our new range from ColourVUE, with a unique selection of colours, shapes and graphics to suit all individual tastes and styles.   If you’re looking for something completely different, Crazy Contact Lenses are made for you. We have contacts with subtle designs, all the way through to quirky contacts that will have..
Easy Ways To Put In Contact Lenses
After buying your prescription contact lenses from eContactLenses.com.au, the most common issue many people have is putting their prescription contacts in for the first time. The first thing all contact lens wearers need to do is ensure they have purchased the right prescription lenses and have had the proper contact lens tuition from an optometrist (or trained optical dispenser). The correct size and type of contact lenses should be able to move freely across your eye upon insertion and not ..
How to Buy Contact Lenses Online in Australia
When it comes to online shopping, it can become difficult or even overwhelming to find what you’re looking for, particularly for prescription products such as contact lenses. At eContactlenses.com.au, we have made it as easy as possible to buy contact lenses online in Australia with our simple ordering processes, fast delivery and quality customer service. Buy Local With eContactLenses.com.au, you can rest assured that you are shopping with a well-established and trusted, Australian ..
Choosing The Best Contact Lenses
In order to choose the best contact lenses, it is essential to consider factors such as your lifestyle, visual needs, optometrist’s recommendation and your personal commitment to wearing and cleaning them. Daily contact lenses Daily disposable contact lenses are designed to be worn for a single day and then thrown-away. These lenses are the most convenient with no cleaning required. They are also considered the safest and most hygienic type of contact lenses as you use a fresh pair o..
You Won’t Believe What’s Living In Your Contact Lens Case
Do you remember the last time you replaced your contact lens case? If you can’t remember then you need to throw out that case immediately and by immediately, I mean today. Studies conducted on contact lens cases that had been in use from under a month to two years showed that around 60 percent of contact lens cases had microbial contamination with up to 105 organisms per case well.[1] The most common micro-organisms found in these cases was coagulase negative staphylococci, Bacillius sp..
Introducing our new product lines: Alcon - DAILIES Total 1 (30 pack) A daily disposable lens, DAILIES Total 1 is the worlds first and only water gradient lens. Alcon Air Optix Aqua (6 pack) Previously only available in a 3 pack, eContactLenses now offers this very popular contact lens in a 6 month supply. CooperVision MyDay (30 & 90 pack) MyDay is a daily disposable contact lens featuring smart silicone technology, offering breathability, comfort and better handling. Avai..
Enhance Sports Performance With Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are highly recommended for playing any sports over wearing glasses, for they typically have little to no risk of falling out or breaking during activity.  Whether you’re a casual gym goer, weekend sports warrior or elite athlete, good vision is essential to ensure peak performance. What are some benefits of wearing contact lenses whilst playing sports?  Contact lenses have a number of benefits and advantages over spectacles: Less chance of injury: fram..
Macular Degeneration - Everything You Need To Know
This week is Macular Degeneration Awareness Week, a week dedicated to educating and providing information on Macular Degeneration and how to reduce the incidence and impact that it has on daily life. As the name implies, macular degeneration is the degeneration or destruction of the macula which is the light sensitive tissue present near the centre of the retina. The tissue lines the back of the eye and is responsible for sharp, central vision that helps us see the finer details of the object..
CIBA VISION have joined forces with Alcon
Alcon and CIBA VISION have joined forces and are now unified under the Alcon brand.  CIBA VISION contact lenses include the Air Optix, Dailies AquaComfort Plus, Focus Dailies and Freshlook range. Alcon has been a trusted global eye care company for more than 70 years, helping people see better every day.  The partnership with CIBA VISION, which offers contact lenses, and lens care products has meant that the company now has a portfolio that covers a comprehensive spectrum of ey..
Contact Lenses And Winter
Well it’s that time of year. The days are getting shorter and a little bit chillier. Winter is definitely on its way. Dry eyes are a common complaint for contact lens wearers particularly during the colder winter months. When it’s cold outside but warm inside, the change of temperature can cause tears to evaporate sooner than usual, causing irritation, dryness and pain to the eye. During the winter season, the eye is unable to produce tears quickly enough resulting in more frequen..
Let’s face it. Whether you use a computer for work or at home (or both), you’re more than likely spending at least 2 hours at a time staring at the screen.  It’s just the way it is these days, computers have bought so much enrichment into our lives as well as increased productivity. The problem is that the eye was never designed for such close activity for hours on end and as a result, Computer Vision Syndrome or Eye Strain has become a very common complaint. Symptoms o..
Astigmatism is a vision condition where the cornea (the clear film over the coloured part of your eye) or lens of the eye has an irregular shape, causing blurred vision at all distances. Astigmatism is a very common condition that affects around half of the population. Our ability to focus relies on light rays entering the eye to a focal point on the retina.  If the curvature of the cornea or lens is not the same in all directions (think of a football shape), it will bend the light passi..
Top Signs That You Need To See An Optometrist
Day to day, you may not notice any changes in your vision, but over time your eyesight can change dramatically.  The Optometrist Association of Australia recommends that you visit your optometrist every two years for a check up, sooner if you have any concerns. Check ups are generally covered by Medicare. Your eyes are an amazing portal to the rest of your body so even if you feel that your vision is fine, your optometrist may be the first to detect a serious health problem such as diabe..
Are contact lenses safe for children?
There are many reasons why you might be considering contact lenses for your son or daughter and it’s understandable that you may have some concerns. Ultimately it comes down to your child’s maturity and their ability to handle the responsibility of contact lenses. What about age? From a physical perspective, a child’s eyes can tolerate contact lenses from a very young age. Some infants are even fitted with contact lenses due to certain eye conditions that are present at b..
7 Things Every Contact Lens Wearer Should Know
I bet you can’t imagine life without your contact lenses. And since we’ve come to rely on them so much, it’s even more important to take good care of them in order to protect your eyes from any potential complications. Whether you are new to wearing contact lenses or have been wearing them for a while, these 7 tips will ensure that you continue to have crisp, clear vision, better eye health and maximum comfort.  Always follow the advice of your optometrist and contac..
Inserting, Removing and Caring for your Contact Lenses
Looking after your Contact Lenses A contact lens is a medical device and because it comes in direct contact with your eye, it is essential that the proper techniques are practiced to ensure longevity of wear and reduce risk of complications. Inserting and Removing Soft Contact Lenses Always wash your hands with a mild soap and dry with a lint-free towel before handling your lenses. Always handle the same lens first to avoid mixing up the right and left lenses. In..
Contact Lenses and Dry Eye
Do you suffer from dry eyes when you wear contact lenses? Well you're not alone! Dry eye is a common issue for contact lens wearers and even non-wearers too. The good news is that with a little help from your Optometrist, you can find a treatment plan that can significantly reduce the symptoms of dry eyes. Finding the Cause A visit to your Optometrist is the first step to finding out why your eyes are so dry. Your Optometrist has a number of ways to assess your tear layer and tear prod..