• Can You Swim With Contact Lenses?

    Can you swim with contact lenses? Sources say that contact lenses should not be exposed to any sort of water, so it is not necessarily recommended that you swim with your contact lenses in. The different types of Bacterias in water can potentially cause eye infections and irritations. While you have contacts in, you should avoid […]

  • Popular Fashion Eyewear Designers of Summer!

    Q Optical located on Newbury Street in Boston, MA has the hottest fashion eyewear designer brands, as well as customized frames by Dr. Q herself! If you are in the need of hip, chic and trendy eyewear, whether it be sunglasses or eyeglasses, stop by Q Optical today! We have high-end designer eyewear frames such […]

  • Most Common Vision Problems in the U.S

    Did you know that almost two-thirds of adults in the U.S. rely on prescription eyewear on a daily basis? That is an alarming percentage of people who suffer from the 4 most common vision problems. Farsightedness This vision problem is when objects far away can be seen clearly while those close up are blurry. This […]

  • What is Astigmatisms?

    Astigmatism, most commonly misused as ‘a stigmatism’, is when the eye has problems focusing in light. Blurry vision and multiple focus points will occur because the light projecting onto the retina fails to come together as a single focus. The cause of astigmatism is usually an irregularly shaped cornea. The cornea is typically round and […]

  • Difference Between Farsightedness & Nearsightedness

    When people with eye glasses discuss their eye condition usually people refer to themselves as either far or near sighted.  Here are the differences between the two and how you can correct your vision! What is farsightedness? Farsightedness is the condition when your eyes focus on objects further away better than objects closer to your […]

  • Contact Lenses versus Glasses

    Q Optical, the fashion eyewear shop of Boston, MA, has contact lenses available for clients interested in making the transition from traditional glasses to contact lenses. If you are having trouble deciding between choosing contact lenses, below is a chart comparing contact lenses to eyeglass. Make an appointment online right now with Dr. Q.   […]

  • What to Know Before You Buy Contact Lenses

    Are you in the market for some new eye wear options, specifically contact lenses? With the improvements to the design and versatility of contact lenses, these are more commonly used then ever before for eye wear. Soft contact lenses Soft contact lenses are the contact lenses that people are most familiar with worldwide. Soft contact […]

  • Basic Contact Lenses Care

    When following the proper care and wearing insturction, contact lenses are one of the safest forms of vision correction. Q Optical wants to educated people that use contact lenses so eye remain healthy. By knowing this basic contact lens care you can protect your eyes from harm! Always wash and dry your hands before handling […]

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