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There’s An App for That

POSTED ON May 10, 2012

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It seems like there is an iPhone app for just about everything these days. There are apps for fitness, food, calendars, books, shopping and travel just to name a few. Did you know there’s an app for contact lens care too? LensFacts is a free iPhone app from Alcon’s OptiFree® lens solution. LensFacts puts important information about your contact lenses at your fingertips. I had the opportunity to browse the app and found it very ...

It seems like there is an iPhone app for just about everything these days. There are apps for fitness, food, calendars, books, shopping and travel just to name a few. Did you know there’s an app for contact lens care too?

LensFacts is a free iPhone app from Alcon’s OptiFree® lens solution. LensFacts puts important information about your contact lenses at your fingertips.

I had the opportunity to browse the app and found it very user-friendly. There are four components in the LensFacts app. The first section asks “How’s it going?” in regards to your contact lens comfort. You have the opportunity to answer all good, tired or help. A pie chart shows the breakdown of your responses from the last 30 days.

The second section called “Time to Toss” helps you remember when it’s time to change your contact lenses. You enter the recommended wear length (one day, two weeks, etc.) and the day you started wearing your lenses then the app tells you when they should be replaced. You can even add a reminder to your calendar – now that’s smart!

Contacts 101 is the section that has all the information you need about understanding your contacts, the different types of lenses, how to care for them and what type of solution to use. There are even videos on inserting and removing your lenses as well as an “Ask the Expert” section.

The final component titled “Dr. Info” is a place to record your eye care professional’s name, practice name and phone number. This way you’ll always have the information handy when it’s time to schedule your next appointment.

Whether you’re looking for a reminder when to change your contact lenses or simply just have a question about what solution to use, the LensFacts app is your go-to resource.

The app is available at the iTunes App Store for iOS 4.0 or later.

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