The Fresh Lens Blog

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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When we’re not selling Canadian contact lenses at Fresh Lens, we love to travel. Yet, like many of our customers, we too need a little vision correction and must consider the logistics of safely wearing contacts while we’re out exploring the world. From keeping lenses fresh on a road trip to figuring out the TSA contact lens solution carry on requirements, it takes planning ahead. Here are some tips and tricks we’ve picked up over the years to make traveling with contacts a hassle-free experience. 

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You pop in your contact lenses and expertly apply your makeup and you’re definitely feeling yourself when you leave the house. A few hours later, after your eyeballs suddenly rebel and your contacts start to feel weird, you take a look in the mirror to see wild, watery, red eyes and mascara streaming down your face. You look less like Beyoncé at this juncture and more like a kindergartener who raided her mom’s vanity. Ugh.

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As an online contact lens retailer in Canada and the United States, everything we do pretty much revolves around eyeballs so it’s no wonder we’re all about maintaining healthy eyes. Yet, for most people, when there isn’t a problem they tend to take their peepers for granted. We all know we should exercise and eat our fruits and veggies to keep our body in prime condition, but what about the things we can do to for our vision? Well, it’s never too late to adopt healthy habits. If you don’t know where to start, Fresh Lens is here to help with some of our favorite eye health tips. Read More

In honor of Halloween, Fresh Lens will be addressing the age-old – or at least a few decades old – question: Are Halloween contact lenses safe? While the answer is, yes, decorative contact lenses are perfectly fine if purchased and used responsibly, there are some considerations to keep in mind when dressing up your eyeballs. Often times in a questor cheap Halloween contact lenses without a prescription, people cut corners and put themselves at risk. Well, boys and ghouls, we’re here to ensure your eyes stay healthy and infection-free with our guide to special effects contact lens safety.

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All About Contact Lens Cases

September 30, 2016

You know where to score affordable contact lenses and you know how to take proper care of contact lenses, but are you treating your contact lens case right? No matter how long you soak your lenses, if your contact lens case isn’t clean and fresh, you could be posing a hazard to those gorgeous eyes of yours. We’re all about eye health and safety at Fresh Lens, so we’ve put together a guide to caring for your contact lens cases. 

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5 Ways to Protect Your Eyes from Eye Strain

You order contact lenses online, from Fresh Lens obviously, they arrive nice and new, you pop them in your eyes and you’re ready to take on the world. You can see clearly and crisply and all is well. Fast forward a bit and after staring intently at your computer screen for hours all of a sudden you have a headache, your eyes are red, twitching and as dry as the Sahara Desert and your vision is slightly blurry. What’s up with that? Unfortunately, you’re suffering from computer vision syndrome (CVS), also known as digital eye strain. While all of our electronic devices are the usual culprits, really any time you stare at anything intensely for a lengthy period of time without interruption, such as when driving or reading, you can experience eyestrain as well. 

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Contact Lenses Explained

July 13, 2016

Contact Lenses Explained

If you’ve ever shopped for contact lenses, the sheer volume of choices can be a little daunting. Monthly, daily, toric, colored, multifocal (say that list three times fast)…and the options go on. Considering we’ve been selling contact lenses in Canada for over 20 years, we’ve got a pretty good handle on the lens game. We thought we’d do you a solid and break down some of the different types of contact lenses. If you’re asking yourself, “What type of contacts should I get?” read this first.

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Are Contact Lenses Right for Me?

Contact lenses are such a convenient way to correct your vision and thanks to advances in comfort and materials most people will do just fine rocking contacts. Don’t get us wrong; you should have a pair of glasses as backup in case your eyes become irritated. It is good to take a break from contacts everyday, like when you want to read a few chapters before falling asleep or even to look smart at a job interview. So if you’re asking yourself, “Should I get contacts or glasses?” it’s not necessarily one or the other. In most cases, we’d say give contact lenses a try and that’s not just because we sell contact lenses in Canada and the U.S. We’re just fans of the ease of use and superb peripheral vision afforded by them. Take our “should I get contact lenses?” quiz to see if you can benefit from them. However, always remember, you’ll need to schedule an examination with an eye care professional to make the final determination.

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A Future History of Contact Lenses

As purveyors of contact lenses in Canada and the U.S., we like to think we have our finger on the pulse of the lens game. In the coming decades, contacts will be used for more than just improving eyesight. In fact, lots of high-tech lenses are already in the works. Here at Fresh Lens, we’ve predicted the future of contact lenses (note: while the ideas are real, the dates are mostly from our imagination. But, hey, it’s our blog post).

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