What to Do When You Have Problems With Your Vision

If you work on computers all day and well into the night like I do, you probably have some issues with your eyes. I used to have 20/20 vision until a few years ago. I couldn't see the small print on my computer screen, even after I adjusted the monitor's settings. Sometimes, everything would appear blurry or out of focus. Eventually, I sought help from an eye doctor. The doctor diagnosed me with computer vision syndrome and prescribed eyeglasses to correct it. Now, I rest my eyes as much as possible when I work. I wanted to help other people with their vision problems, so I started this blog. My blog offers many tips on how to improve your eyesight, as well as what to do when your vision fails. Good luck with your vision problems and thanks for stopping in.

How to Choose the Perfect Set of Contacts


Maybe you've just visited the optometrist and learned that you need corrective eye wear or perhaps you've been wearing glasses for decades. In any event, deciding to wear contacts for the first time can be reason for excitement. Not only do you get to choose a set of contact lens that will help to improve your vision, you'll also be able to change your eye color if you so choose. Pick out an optimal pair of contacts by using the pointers highlighted in this helpful guide.

Decide How Long You'll Be Wearing Your Contacts

So the first thing you have to know when you're choosing a new set of contact lens to try out is how long you intend on keeping them in. For the most part, newcomers usually select daily use contacts because they are somewhat easier to put in and lower in cost. If you choose monthly wear contact lens you'll end up paying a little more, but you also won't have to worry about taking them out at the end of the day, either.

Compare Hard vs. Soft Contact Lens

Contact lens literally come in hard or soft varieties. Although they are both safe and gentle on the eyes, hard contact lens have a habit of moving around and more easily becoming lost. If you are inexperienced in wearing contact lens, you will probably want to go with the soft variety until you get used to them. It takes time to get comfortable correctly placing contacts directly over the pupils, so wearing soft lens will give you the practice you need to become a pro.

Compare Over-the-counter vs. Custom Contacts

Once you know the strength and precise diameter size of the best prescription lens needed for improving your eyesight, you will be able to pick them up right at your local drug store. Of course, there are also people who have specialized visual needs, so they might decide to have their contact lens custom made. Over-the-counter contacts are easy to purchase if you want to wear disposable lens, but hard and monthly use contacts may need to be special ordered.

Contact lenses aren't just for people who need to improve their eyesight. You may simply want to change the color of your eyes or enhance the size, shape or texture of your pupils with non-prescription lens as well. Make sure that your hands are sterile and that you have cleaning solution on hand so that you can practice putting in your new lens until the process becomes second nature.


8 February 2017