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  • 2017 March Madness Contact Lens Tournament Sweet 16

    Below is an updated bracket. Did your contact lenses make it to the sweet 16?

  • Best Old School Hip-Hop Sunglasses

    The new popular Netflix show “The Get Down,” has renewed public interest in the early years of Hip-Hop. In honor of this, let’s take a look at some of the most popular sunglasses from the beginnings of this movement.

    Cazal Sunglasses

    Cazal 163-3 retails at around $500 The Cazal 163-3 retails at around $500!

    These were by far the most prestigious sunglasses of the era. Only the top dogs wore these, because they carried with them a hefty price tag. Custom made in Germany, these sunglasses were simply a must have if you were a "somebody" during that time. They are still available today with prices from $300- $1000

    Carrera 5530/S

    Carrera 5530/S 99mm 0KHX JJ Carrera 5530/S 99mm 0KHX JJ

    If you’re looking for that old school hip hop style, but don’t want to shell out $700 for a new pair of Cazal’s, these Carrera’s are worth a look. They have the “shield” style, which resembled ski goggles, and were popular with celebrities like Michael Jackson, and members of Run DMC. These are an excellent, less expensive alternative to the very expensive Cazal’s and certainly are a must have for hip hop fans. More recently, James Franco can be seen wearing these glasses in the film Spring Breakers.

    Versace VE4299

    Versace VE4299 58mm 514187 Versace VE4299 58mm 514187

    These Versace’s are similar to what many rappers in the 90’s wore. They are based on the aviator design, except they are pitched inward slightly. While Versace wasn’t producing this frame during that era, the design itself clearly has a lot of character and worth reproducing for anyone who wants to have a bit of the 90’s with them every. Versace is one of the foremost fashion brands in the world, being held in very high regard with everyone from modern rappers, to movie stars.

    Michael Kors MK1003

    Michael Kors MK1003 58mm 10046E Michael Kors MK1003 58mm 10046E

    These Michael Kors are trying to capture the flashy and unique attitude that these early artist’s shades had. The formula is quite simple, take a classic design and then make it “louder.” The unique stem design with the flashy gold frame really draws attention to these shades. The best part is they are unisex, which means anyone can look good wearing these “old school cool” sunglasses!

    By:Peter Cusumano

  • What is colorblindness?

    A very common question we get in regards to eyecare has to do with color blindness. Not only do people ask "What is colorblindness"?, but we get all different questions on the severity of color blindness, and what it looks like to have color blindness. So we created this quick article to address some of those questions and give some better insight. First off,

     

     

    What is Color Blindness?

    Color blindness is a very misleading term because less than 1% of all cases actually results in full "blindness" of color. (meaning the patients can only see in black and white). In reality, most people who suffer from "color blindness" actually have a "color deficiency". That means that they have trouble distinguishing colors, rather than not being able to see them all. There are some universal patterns across the board that optometrists see; those are blue and yellow and red and green.

    Color blindness effects just around 8% of all males in the United States and just under 1% of all females.

     

    What are the symptoms of Color Blindness?

    Like i previously mentioned, the symptoms of color blindness is the inability to distinguish colors from each other.

    There are tests you can take to determine if you have color blindness. (called the Ishihara Color Test). The test will be comprised of a series of different images with mini circles and shapes. The mini circles and shapes will be slightly different colors that will allow people who are NOT color blind to see the hidden images, and those who ARE colorblind to not see them. If you want to take a color blindness test, check out this website. - http://www.colour-blindness.com/colour-blindness-tests/ishihara-colour-test-plates/. Here is an example of what one of the images looks like -

    Ishihara Color Blindness Test 2

     

    What Causes Color Blindness?

    The scientific reasoning behind color blindness is this: light sensitive cells in the retina fail to respond appropriately to variations in wavelengths of light that enable people to see an array of colors. In your eye you have rods, and cones, both of which are photoreceptors. The cones are what enable the brain to perceive color, so a color deficiency means that you have a problem with the cones in the macula of the eye.

    However, there are some degenerative conditions that can lead to color blindness. These include Parkinsons disease, Cataracts, or Kallman's disease.

    If you have any more questions or concerns please leave a comment below.

  • What is Macular Degeneration?

    The "macula" is a part of the retina, but focuses on specific tasks. I call these the "fine tuning" tasks: things such as threading a needle, pulling the marshmallows out of your lucky charms, and reading a newspaper. This is opposed to the "peripheral retina" which controls all of your side vision. So now that we know what the macula is, let's look at what macular degeneration is.

     

    What is Macular Degeneration, and what types are there?

    Simply put, MD is when you have damage to the retina, and it causes vision impairment or vision loss all together. This is generally caused by old age, but has different causes for the degeneration. So let's take a look at those:

     

    Dry Macular Degeneration - 

    Dry Macular Degeneration is the most common type of MD accounting for 90% of the total cases. As shown from the video above, this is a result of small fatty deposits building up behind the retina. This is a slow and ongoing process, hence: degeneration. This is generally caused by dry eyes, which is common in elderly people. Luckily, when compared to other eye related diseases such as glaucoma or cataracts, MD almost never leads to full vision loss.

    Some common symptoms include dark areas or distortion in your central field of vision, blurriness, vision loss, nausea and headaches. If you have any signs of dry md, you need to go see your eye doctor asap. The sooner you diagnose it as md, the quicker you can take action.

    Wet Macular Degeneration - 

     

    Wet macular degeneration is very similar to dry MD, but stems from a different cause. In wet MD, abnormal blood vessels start to build up behind the retina similarly to the fatty deposits in dry MD. These blood vessels then leak blood or fluid into the eye, distorting vision. (the vessels can even burst in some occasions, really damaging the retina). The longer you let these vessels sit without taking any action, the higher your risk is for vision loss.

    Luckily, wet MD is rare, and only accounts for 10% of overall macular degeneration sufferers. The best strategy to save yourself from wet md is to make sure you are going to regular doctor appointments. This is crucial for all types of eye related diseases.

    I would like to highlight again that macular degeneration almost never leads to full, permanent vision loss. However, that doesn't mean it isn't something to take very seriously. If left untreated it can damage your retina very badly and lead to some long term effects. While most common in elderly people, it can still effect you if you are young.

  • Acuvue Brand Contacts Discontinued Indefinitely in 3 Days

    For those who have not yet heard, Acuvue Brand contacts will be discontinued in just 3 days. (July 1st) Here is the excerpt from the press release that Vistakon (a division of Johnson and Johnson Vision Care, Inc.) has put out: "ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses, the product that revolutionized the industry in 1987, will no longer be available in select base curves and parameters in the U.S. as of July 1, 2013. All 9.1 base curves and 8.4 and 8.8 base curves of parameters from -6.50 to -11.0 are being discontinued. Products with 8.4 and 8.8 base curves and parameters ranging from -0.50 to -6.00 will continue to be available. All parameters of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses BIFOCAL and ACUVUE® 2® COLOURS® Brand Contact Lenses will be discontinued as of December 31, 2013."

     

     

    They made this brand change to push customers to the more modern, and specialized brand of contacts that Acuvue makes now. Some of these include ACUVUE® OASYS® FOR PRESBYOPIA, ACUVUE® ADVANCE® FOR ASTIGMATISM, and 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST®.

    This means a few key things for consumers and Acuvue Brand contact wearers:

    • Make an appointment with your eye doctor - With the coming changes, you will obviously need to switch to a different type of contact lens (if you are using any of these types). It's important to get good feedback from your eye doctor because he/she is the only person that knows your eyes better than you do. This could be a good time to move up to one of the Acuvue specialty brands of contacts.

    • Stock up - If you really love your Acuvue Brand contacts, this is the last chance you are going to get to stock up on the lenses you love so much. With just 3 days left, most companies are just selling off their overhead and then cutting the product. A few months supply might not be a bad idea.

    Check out our line of Acuvue brand contact lenses and compare the prices to any major player in the industry. We guarantee the lowest price, and the highest level of satisfaction - http://clecontactlenses.com/

  • Spring Is Here And So Are Allergies

    allergy-seasonNow that Spring time is here, we can all enjoy the outdoors a little more thanks to more hours of daylight along with warmer temperatures. Whether you find yourself hiking, gardening or enjoying a nice bike ride, most will be effected by the change of season in an unpleasant way.

    The down side to spring time is the rise in seasonal allergies. Seasonal eye allergies are largely due to the release of tree and flower pollen into the atmosphere and can cause a severe impact on everyday functioning for those that experience them. It is these types of allergies that cause the eyes to become red, itchy or watery.

    How can you defend your eyes during pollen season? Well the immediate answer would be to decrease contact with pollen which means staying indoors, particularly on days with a high pollen count. Keeping windows closed and wearing sunglasses may also help to protect your eyes from irritants in the atmosphere.
    Now if you do become effected by these allergens especially for people that do not wear contact lenses, this nuisance can be solved with over-the-counter rewetting drop is sufficient to moisturize and relieve itchy eyes or red eyes and cleanse the eye of irritants. Medicines containing antihistamines, decongestants or mast cell stabilizers can alleviate irritation of the eyes and treat other symptoms such as cold-like symptoms. Eye drops often work better than pills or liquid medications to treat eye problems.

    As for people that wear contact lenses, this issue is a little more severe as well as costly. It is believed that contact lens wearers suffer more during eye allergy season due to the fact that irritants are more likely to enter the eye and stick to the exterior of the lens, bringing irritation. This is made worse when oral antihistamines are taken which have a drying effect on the eyes. Those who wear contact lenses are advised to ensure their eyes are moist and replace lenses as directed. Many optometrists recommend switching to daily disposable contacts, since changing your contact lenses daily greatly diminishes the chances of buildup and inflammation.

    During the Spring time contact lens wearers find themselves using more contact lens solution and or wetting & cleaning drops to help prevent their lenses from becoming damaged.

    A key point to remember for anyone is, don't rub your eyes. Doing so can only intensify the irritation. Because often products that work to alleviate symptoms do require a prescription, if over-the-counter options do not help, see your eye doctor.

    To help contact lens wearers this allergy season, we are offering free shipping on all orders $99 and more beginning today and lasting until this Friday. To make things even easier no coupon code is needed in order to take advantage of this offer.

    So go ahead and enjoy the fresh air of spring time.

  • Give RevitaLens OcuTec multi-purpose contact lens solution a free try

    RevitaLens Multi Putpose Contact Lenses SolutionThis week we have trial packs of RevitaLens OcuTec multi-purpose contact solution made by Abbott.

    When wearing contact lenses, especially in a world of less sleep and more computer use, makes it more challenging for eyes to stay comfortable and healthy. To care for your lenses and your eyes, a lens care solution that works like your eyes was created. RevitaLens OcuTec multi-purpose contact solutiondelivers comfort and disinfection for soft contact lenses, including silicone hydrogel lenses and posseses a 16+ hours of duration for that end of day comfort.

    The OcuTec activity delivers effective cleaning and robust dual disinfection and removes protein and other deposits that commmonly accumilate during lens wear - a clean lens is a comfortable lens.

    RevitaLens ocuTec MPDS with its advanced technology:

    • Delivers brilliantly clean and clear contact lenses
    • Conditions the lenses to maintain surface moisture
    • Provides clearer vision and increases end of day comfort
    • Provides safe storage up to 30 days

    Here is a video more about the product

    If you wish to receive a trial sample of RevitaLens OcuTec multi-purpose contact solution, like us on Facebook and send us a private message with your address and we will gladly send you a RevitaLens multi-purpose contact solution trial pack. That’s it. Sounds pretty simple. Now what are you waiting for? Head on over to our Facebook page and claim your free trial while supplies last.

    *Please note that the RevitaLens ocutec multipurpose contact solution is intended for soft contact lenses including silicone hydrogel lenses.

  • Air Optix Aqua Multifocal Contact Lenses

    Air Optics Aqua Multifocal Contact LensesEnjoy clear vision and smooth transition between distances outstanding vision and comfort. A new and innovative option in contact lenses AIR OPTIX® AQUA MULTIFOCAL contact lenses are made for people approaching 40 or over who wear bifocals. AIR OPTIX® AQUA MULTIFOCAL is made with TriComfort™ Technology to provide breathability and moisture retention, while resisting deposit buildup.

    The Air Optix Aqua Multifocal contact lenses are manufactured by Ciba Vision and are the latest addition to the Air Optix contact lens brand. Theses multifocal contact lenses provide superior vision for real world situations. Besides, the contacts are produced out of patented lens material which helps minimize the rate of lens dehydration, and really resists deposits, for comfort all day long. Rich, nourishing oxygen flows continuously through the lenses - for white healthy looking eyes. Crisp clear vision at all distances for all stages of presbyopic patients. The Air Optix Aqua Multifocal offers natural feeling all day, every day.

    Air Optics Aqua Multifocal Contact Lenses DiagramProduct Details:

    • soft lenses
    • oxygen flow
    • retains moisture
    • resists deposits

    Many users are enjoying the latest addition to the Air Optix contact lens brand are manufactured by Ciba Vision as seen in these reviews. If you are 40 and over and are tired of looking for your glasses, or feel awkward wearing bifocals, give the AIR OPTIX® AQUA MULTIFOCAL contact lenses a try. You can even request a free pair of AIR OPTIX® AQUA MULTIFOCAL contact lenses by heading over to their website and filling out a simple form.

    Once you see and feel the difference, come back to CLE Contact Lenses to place you order as we guarantee you the lowest legitimate price possible on all contact lenses.

  • Improve Your Costume with Contacts

    With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to finally get serious about making this year’s costumes just right. While there are many ways to make your costume look great, one captivating idea is colored contacts. Whether you’re a vampire, a zombie, Cat Woman, a witch or you just want to add that little something extra, contacts can make your costume go from ordinary to over-the-top awesome!

     What can they do for my costume?

    You don’t have to worry about people thinking you’re just any ballerina - these black contacts can make the difference between a ballerina and a Black Swan.

     

     

    Red contacts will not only set you apart from other vampires, but they certainly add that blood sucking fear factor.

     

    The above examples are only two of many examples of how colored contacts not only enhance a costume but can make you stand apart from the crowd. Colored contacts are a great costume addition, perfect for Halloween enthusiasts and are certainly an affordable option.

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