AFV Blog

Is it OK to use store brand contact lens solutions?

The short answer is: NO. Newer contact lenses are made of silicon hydrogel material and older contact lens solutions are not compatible with these types of lenses.  Additionally, the store brands buy their solution formulations from the name brand companies and...

When should I get my child’s eyes checked?

80% of learning is visual and the visual system has a critical period of development which lasts about the first 7-8 years of their lives. Considering the importance of early intervention, a child should have a comprehensive exam before their second birthday, and...

Can I Wear My Contact Lenses While Swimming?

 In the summer, aside from the allergy concerns with contact lenses, the next big risk is exposure to water. Did you know that contact lenses are not supposed to be worn when swimming, showering, or when in a pool or hot tub? During the day a contact lens shrinks...

Why Do My Eyes Itch?

As spring moves in, tons of allergens start to become present in the environment. These allergens stimulate special cells called mast cells to release histamine which causes the classic itch symptom as well as swollen, red, and watery eyes. This is a type of pink eye...