Justin Bazan, OD Park Slope Eye
(- I Care -) Your Eyes Advocate

Archive for the ‘Contact Lenses’ Category

Recycle Your Contact Lens Foil!

May 20, 2009

PSEye already collects and recycles the plastic containers as seen here: https://justinbazan.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/contact-lens-recycling-program/ I’m happy to report that I have confirmed that NYC Dept. Of Sanitation will recycle the foil along with your normal metal recyclables!!! We will collect the foil here, but I encourage you to just recycle it with your metals at home. Double […]

Contact Lens Recycling Program

February 20, 2009

Park Slope Eye is proud to announce that we will now be recycling used contact lens blister packs (see above).   Blister packs are made of polypropylene as denoted by the #5 recycle symbol.  Unfortunately, you can not currently place these with your other plastic recyclables because there is no NYC Dept. of Sanitation program to […]

Halloween Contacts

October 25, 2008

I have not had a single request for this kind of contact this year.   Historically these contacts get abused, and I see a lot of eye infections as a result.  Many of them can be avoided by following 2 simple rules. 1.  If you are re-using a contact, make sure its clean and disinfected.  This means, […]

Avaira

September 21, 2008

If you have to wear a reusable contact, you may find your doctor prescribing a new contact called Avaira.  For my patients in which a daily disposable is not the best option, the Avaira often is.  Check out the infomercial about this exciting new product.  http://www.coopervision.tv/avaira.shtml Park Slope Eye is located in Brooklyn, NY.  For more info contact Justin Bazan, […]

Why I love my daily disposable contacts.::::Doctor Bazan of Park Slope Eye

June 30, 2008

Why I love my daily disposable contacts (DD cls).::::Dr. Bazan of Park Slope Eye DD cls give me piece of mind: I feel they have the lowest chance of allowing anything bad happening to my eye. Harmful bacteria are thrown away each night. Eliminates risk of serious vision threatening conditions resulting from contact lens ineffective […]

Can I swim in my contacts?

June 13, 2008

Can I swim in my contacts? With summer upon us, everyone is thinking about fun in the sun. Although it is ideal not to swim in contacts, I know that it is impractical not to do so. The risk of bad things happening are real. Listen to the facts and decide for yourself if the […]

Cost Comparison of a Daily Disposable vs. a 2 week Silicone Hydrogel

January 26, 2008

Cost Comparison Daily Disposable vs. 2 week Silicone Hydrogel Ciba Focus Dailies Acuvue Oasys Annual Supply (number of boxes) 8 8 Cost of Solutions $0 $80 Lens Retail Price Per Box $50 $30 Annual Lens Supply Cost $400 $240 Total Lens and Solution Cost $400 $320 Rebate $70 $60 After Rebate Cost $330 $260 Difference […]

What Contact Lens Solution Should I use?

January 13, 2008

What Contact Lens Solution Should I use? A few years ago, choosing a contact lens solutions was pretty much a non issue. Contacts were basically composed of plastic and water and the CL solutions were similarly formulated regardless of manufacturer. Most people would get the cheapest product on the shelf and do ok with it. […]

But if it says “No Rub” why do I have to rub?

October 22, 2007

We all want fresh and clean contacts so our eyes stay comfortable and healthy right? Well, the no rub solutions where you are only rinsing off the contacts are not good at getting them clean. If you take a shower and don’t do any scrubbing do you get clean? Not really right? Well contacts need […]

Halloween Contacts!!!!!

October 11, 2007

Halloween is just around the corner and many of you are out shopping for the perfect costume. Many of you are also considering going all out, with extreme hair and make up, intricate outfits, and even special effect contact lenses. Non-Prescription Halloween Contacts are still considered medical devices and should be treated as such. Take […]

Parasites Infect Contact Lens Wearers

September 26, 2007

Continuing Recall of Complete MoisturePlus Multipurpose Contact Lens Solution

September 26, 2007

Daily Disposable Contacts

September 2, 2007

I am a proactive doctor. I would rather prevent problems than treat them, just as I hope you would as well. Your current contact lens regime may be good so far, however we will determine if it truly is the best for your long term ocular health. In most cases daily disposable contacts are the […]

Good Enough Contacts!

September 2, 2007

So you really feel those old out dated contacts are good enough? Yearly contacts are so great right? Really love those Acuvue 2? Why not? You have been in them for years, maybe even decades, with no problems, the comfort is decent and for sure the price is right. Your eyes are fine and you […]

Extended Wear Contacts – Gambling With Your Eyes

September 2, 2007

Extended Wear is defined as overnight use. Typical extended wear ranges from a few nights a week to up to 30 days of continuous wear. No one can argue that the longer you keep a contact on your eye, the greater the chance for problems to occur. Sleeping in your contacts puts you in the […]

GPC Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis

August 4, 2007

Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis (GPC) is an immune-mediated, inflammatory disorder that is a response to the presence of an irritant. That irritant can be an allergen, a contact lens, an ocular prosthesis, an exposed postoperative suture (stitch), a contact lens solution or even the dirty deposits of bacteria and buildup that accumulates in […]

New Contact Lens Update – Biofinity by CooperVision

August 2, 2007

          Does the thought of wearing contact lenses late into the day or even overnight make you uncomfortable? Then relax, now there’s a soft, flexible, breathable lens like no other – Biofinity. Biofinity is made from the breakthrough Aquaform material that allows greater levels of oxygen to freely flow through the […]

Opti-Free RepleniSH

July 14, 2007

To all those who have a rain check for a starter kit of optifree replenish; I have them.  For more coupons goto http://www.opti-free.com/

Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care

July 1, 2007

Contact Insertion and Removal Training

June 30, 2007

Complete Recall

June 28, 2007

Here is the official link to the FDA’s report on the voluntary recall of AMO’s very popular Complete Contact Lens No Rub Multi-Purpose Solution. (- Click Here -) Here is my official solution to the solution problem. Daily Disposable Contact’s. Contact me so I can re-contact you! To summarize: All contact lens users should closely […]