Can't You Make My Brown Eyes Blue?
In the late 1990s, around 15% of the contact lens market were colored contact lenses. Currently, they represent less than 3%. Reasons include, the available choices to tint a lens were in soft-hydrogyl material and the market has moved to higher oxygen silicone-hydrogyl. Some of the declining interest was due to the comfort and handling of the original material. Also, some people never embraced the "artificial look" that was visible with the fixed pupil lenses. Finally, colored contact lenses, like any trend tend to go in and out of style.
Today the available choices we have include two categories and many colors. On the Air Optix website, you can go through a virtual try-on to see what your best color would be. Oasys and Focus Dailies also have great tint options. Colored contacts can be a fun option for patients who want to spice up their wardrobe or wear a unique lens on a special occasion.
Posted on 02/12/2016 5:37 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise
A Big Day, A Big Week!
It's an exciting week for America! This week a selection of candidates will be vetted, scrutinized, reviewed and analyzed both in person and on tape for every move they have made. Their potential to help the team will be evaluated.
It is national Signing Day for football seniors. On Wednesday, February 3rd, Division One college football programs will find out if their scholarship offers to outstanding high school football recruits are accepted. This annual event has created a cottage industry of recruiting analysts, who evaluate and rate players with star systems. Average Joes, like me, say "Will we get a 5 star recruit? How many 4-stars have we landed? Oh, he signed but he is only a three starâ€¦well, what was our coach thinking?"
The National Signing Day phenomenon has become so big that I often wonder if some of the fans and alumni don't spend more time focused on the potential recruits, who have not played college football, then the actual returnees who have proven themselves in the heat of battle. Great football coaches are smart and know that while it is important to have the best recruits, it is more important that you value, shape and grow the players you have to build a winning team. It takes great "vision" for coaches to mix the new with the existing and succeed. I'd like to believe that in our clinical practices, we also possess that great vision. We take really good recruits and add them to great existing team members. In any medical practice, success is measured by our patients. I hope we are winning for you each and every time.
Posted on 02/01/2016 3:19 PM by Dr. Susan Kegarise