Introducing our newest cosmetic lenses: GEO circle lenses from award-winning company GEO Medical.
What are circle lenses?
Circle lenses are extra-wide contact lenses that make the eye appear larger for cosmetic purposes. While normal lenses are only tinted in the areas covering the iris, circle lenses have an extra dark tint around the outer ring of the lens. This creates the illusion of atractively larger eyes.
Circle lenses have gained tremendous popularity in Asia. Close to a million girls in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, for instance, are now wearing circle lenses for cosmetic purposes.
Get GEO circle lenses for that gorgeous doe-eyed look. These lenses blend 3 hues together to give you big, striking eyes that ensure everyone looks twice.
GEO lenses are currently available in bestseller colors gray, green, and brown. More colors and powers coming soon!
According to the 2017 Q1 Nielsen Total Audience report, the average adult in North America spends 11 hours and 18 minutes everyday staring at a screen–computer monitors, smartphones, tablets, TVs, etc.
Spending the majority of your waking hours staring at digital screens can have a noticeable effect on your eyes. You tend to blink less when using digital devices, which interferes with the body’s natural system for keeping your eyes moist. You can also get eye strain from closely focusing on digital media too long.
Introducing a new contact lens from CooperVision created specifically for digital users:
The Biofinity Energys contact lens utilizes a new design called Digital Zone Optics™. The lens features multiple front-surface aspheric curves across the entire optic zone. These curves reduce eye strain as the wearer constantly switches focus from the close-up digital screen to something farther away, and back.
The lens also incorporates a second piece of proprietary CooperVision technology called Aquaform™. It binds water to the lens, aiming to increase breathability, moisture, and softness.
“There’s no reason for eye tiredness and dryness to be the ‘new normal’ for the millions of contact lens wearers who are looking at screens throughout the day,” says CooperVision senior director Dr. Michele Andrews. “Trying to change people’s behaviors by asking them to scale back their digital device use or change how they interact with screens has limited value.”
Most people should be able to ask for a contact lens fitting for Biofinity Energys from their optometrists. Users with astigmatism and presbyopia will have a longer wait, as CooperVision is still working on the differing designs for those.
This new offering in the contact lens market should come as a welcome surprise to users in this digital age who wish to avoid dry or strained eyes.
Loving those sunny days? Here’s the problem: all that sunlight now could give you cataracts later in life.
Short Term Effects
Exposing your eyes to too much UV radiation for a short time just gives you a temporary “eye sunburn”, called photokeratitis. Your eyes redden, feel gritty, tear up, and are extremely sensitive to light. Photokeratitis is usually temporary and doesn’t leave any lasting damage.
Long Term Effects
But what about exposure to UV radiation for a long time? That’s where the danger to your eyes really lies.
The longer your eyes are exposed to UV radiation, the higher the chance of getting cataracts or macular degeneration (a condition with partial vision loss) when you’re older. The exact amount of UV radiation that causes these conditions is unknown. (Read more from the original article here.)
Optometrists strongly recommend you protect your eyes with heavy-duty wraparound sunglasses, or contact lenses with UV protection.
Contact Lens with the Best UV Protection
Acuvue Oasys 1-Day has the highest UV protection currently available in contact lenses. UV Protection Contact lenses that offer high levels of protection against UV rays are labeled as either Class I or Class II. Class I lenses block at least 90% of UVA and 99% of UVB rays while Class II block at least 70% of UVA and 95% of UVB rays. Acuvue Oasys 1-Day is a class 1 contact lens. *
Acuvue is the only brand that offers UV protection across its entire line of products.
Designed with Acuvue’s proprietary HydraLuxe™ technology for all-day comfort, Acuvue Oasys 1-Day has tear-like properties that work with your natural tear film each day, providing all-day performance and excellent comfort, vision, and handling.
Buying Contact Lenses Online
We strongly recommend that you get a prescription and contact lens fitting from your optometrist before purchasing any contact lenses. Different product lines use various materials and measurements, which means they will have different prescriptions for the same person.
Learn why seeing your eye doctor first is important from our CEO, Paul W. Slusher:
*WARNING: UV-absorbing contact lenses are NOT complete substitutes for protective UV-absorbing eyewear such as UV-absorbing goggles or sunglasses because they do not completely cover the eye and surrounding area. You should continue to use UV-absorbing eyewear as directed by your eye doctor.
The following products have been discontinued by their manufacturer:
Biomedics 1 Day Toric
1 Day Acuvue 30pk
Focus Dailies 30pk
Focus Dailies 90pk
Focus Dailies Toric 30pk
Focus Dailies Toric 90pk
Frequency 55 Toric
Frequency 55 Toric XR
Pack size discontinuation:
1 Day Acuvue Define 90pk
Biomedics 1 Day 30pk
Proclear 1 Day 30pk
Proclear 1 Day Multifocal 30pk
1 Day Acuvue Define Natural Sparkle style
Products/ pack sizes/ styles listed above have been discontinued by their manufacturer. As such, it will only continue to be available anywhere while supplies last from leftover stock.
But what do I do now?
Please note that we are not optometrists and cannot prescribe lenses for you (especially not without shining lights in your eyes and making you squint at charts!). All we can do is make recommendations.
CooperVision has recommended the following as an alternative to Biomedics 1 Day Toric:
Any unlisted here have not had recommendations made by the manufacturer.
If you were using any of the discontinued lenses above, we strongly recommend that you get a new prescription (and a contact lens fitting) from your eye doctor before ordering a different product, just to make sure they fit you perfectly.
Due to contact lens product lines using different materials and measurements, the same person can have varying prescriptions for different product lines. (Also, different materials might irritate your eyes.)
Remember, opened contact lens boxes can no longer be returned as per our return policy. Better safe than sorry!
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About Air Optix Aqua Contact Lenses:
Air Optix Aqua contact lenses from Ciba Vision are made with a new hydrogel material that allows up to 5 times more oxygen to flow through the lens than regular contact lenses. This means that Air Optix Aqua provides a comfortable contact lens with great visual acuity for up to 7 days straight without removal. The contact lenses stay comfortable and wet due to the AQUA moisture system which helps reduce the rate of lens dehydration.
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By Paul W. Slusher