The Fresh Lens Blog

You’re in college and learning all sorts of new things, making friends, working hard, partying (in between dedicated studying, of course) and having amazing experiences. If you wear contact lenses, particularly the fantastic, affordable contact lenses we carry at Fresh Lens, you’re doing all this while seeing clearly. Read More

travelling with contact lenses

You’ve got your bags packed, tickets in hand and you’re ready to take off on an adventure. Of course, wearing contact lenses makes life easier in a lot of ways, travel included, but you will have to keep some things in mind so your eyes are healthy and you can take in all of the sights of your vacation. Unsure of the ins and outs of living the jet-set life with less than perfect vision?

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10 Things Your Contacts are Secretly Whispering to You

Psssst. Hey, you, it’s your contact lenses. We need to talk. No, we’re not breaking up with you but we want to make sure we’re on the same page here. We’re pretty low maintenance, especially the dailies among us, so sometimes you might forget we’re even here. We don’t hold that against you. In fact, it’s a sign we’re doing a stellar job. However, every now and then, we need a little attention. Not sure how to make us happy? We’ll just spell it out for you.

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Wearing Contact Lenses and Allergies

Everything’s going along swimmingly when all of a sudden you start sneezing, your throat feels a bit scratchy, and your eyes get itchy, watery and turn that telltale shade of red. Blergh! Your allergies have struck again. Whether they’re due to furry friends or of the seasonal variety, they’re no fun and it can make wearing contacts uncomfortable. Thankfully, your trusty purveyor of Canadian contact lenses is here to help with our eyeball expertise.

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Contact Lenses and Sports

October 13, 2017

Contact Lenses and Sports

Of course, being a purveyor of Canadian contact lenses, we are partial to contacts here at Fresh Lens. That’s not to say we have anything against a stylish pair of specs. They’re awesome for wearing at night after you take your contacts out (no one likes a blurry Netflix binge). They can also be an excellent fashion accessory. However, when it comes to precision tasks, outdoor fun or physical activity, contact lenses are king – or queen. There isn’t much debate as far as contact lenses vs glasses for sports because contact lenses win hands down. While sports goggles can work, most people are reluctant to wear them. Sure, a strap for your glasses is fine for a brisk walk, but not much more. Going without any vision correction won’t exactly help your game either. Short of having laser eye surgery, there isn’t a better option than contact lenses for athletes and we’re here to answer all of your burning questions on the topic.

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6 Questions to Ask Your Eye Doctor if You Have Astigmatism

So you found out you have astigmatism and now you’re wondering if you’ll have to wear glasses for the rest of your life, which we know can be an issue if you don’t like how they look, play sports or do other active things, are fond of your peripheral vision, enjoy going glasses-free for certain occasions or live in an area where rain and fog are frequent occurrences. Thankfully, contact lenses have really evolved and even people with a high degree of astigmatism can usually rock them without a problem. However, your first step should be visiting an eye doctor for an exam. It’s important for your health as well as ensuring you’re getting the right lenses, they fit comfortably and your vision is on point. Here are some questions to ask the doc at your next appointment so you feel confident about your choices when it comes to astigmatism and contact lenses.

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Makeup Tips for Color Contacts

Have you been rocking the same look for years? Are you ready for a change? Or, perhaps, you’re someone who lives on the fashion and beauty edge and you’re always in the market for something new (hello, Selena Gomez). Chopping a few inches off your hair can refresh your look but if you’re not in love with your cut, it does take a while for your locks to grow back. Changing your hair color is another option. Yet, if the outcome isn’t really what you were going for, visiting a hair stylist to fix it can be expensive. We think we might have the solution: colored contacts! They’re a low-commitment way to switch things up. You can go subtle, completely show-stopping or somewhere in the middle. One of the best ways to play up your new eye color is through complementary makeup. Not sure where to start? Here’s the Fresh Lens guide on how to enhance your eyes using makeup and colored contacts.

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How Does UV Protection Work with Contact Lenses?

When you think about keeping your eyes safe from the sun and its harmful ultraviolet rays, your mind probably immediately jumps to sunglasses. Yet, are shades the only way to ward off sun damage? Do contact lenses offer UV protection? The answer is, yes, some contacts do! At Fresh Lens, we think that’s a pretty cool feature and great for the health of your eyes. Unfortunately, the topic of UV protection and contact lenses doesn’t get a ton of attention, so we’ll break it down for you.

 

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Top 6 Reasons to Wear Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

When we first started selling contact lenses in Canada a few decades ago, daily lenses weren’t even an option yet. Those of us who were rocking disposable contacts usually swapped them out with a fresh pair every month or so. When single-use lenses hit the market, it was a game changer. While we have plenty of customers who still order monthly and weekly lenses, daily disposable contacts are a hot commodity in the vision world and rightfully so. Since you wear daily lenses one time and toss them at the end of the day, there are several key advantages. If you’re asking yourself, “Should I wear daily disposable contact lenses?” then this is the post for you. Here are the top six reasons we love them.

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These Contact Lenses in Movies Will Blow Your Mind

Since we spend our days here at Fresh Lens elbow deep in Canadian contact lenses, we tend to pay attention to people’s eyes, particularly when we’re watching a flick. Hey, it comes with the job. As technology has evolved, special effects contact lenses have become incredibly realistic and dramatic, making for compelling costumes in Hollywood. We’ll walk you through some of our favorite movie contact lenses.

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