Halloween Contact Lenses: What You Need to Know Now

If you’ve ever been curious about coloured or novelty contact lenses, there’s no better time than Halloween to give them a try. By now, you’ve probably settled on the perfect costume, and some looks just beg for that final touch – dramatic eyes. Whether you’re going… Read more

10 Tips for Wearing Contact Lenses with Makeup

There are 2 things we love about makeup: the rush of excitement from trying a new product for the first time, and the confidence boost you get from presenting your flawless face to the world. But for makeup lovers who also wear contact lenses, your beauty routine… Read more

Recipe: Salmon with Gnocchi and Spring Veggies

It would be great to be able to reverse the natural effects of aging, but until science catches up, we’ll just have to settle for slowing them down a bit. A healthy lifestyle means adequate exercise and proper nutrition: two things that are easy to neglect when life… Read more

Sunglasses Lens Colours

Sunglasses are more than just a fun fashion statement. The colour of lenses you choose can mean different things for your vision. Your eyes and the delicate skin around them are especially vulnerable to sun damage from UVA and UVB rays. Although some contact lenses… Read more

Dry eye syndrome

About 50% of contact lens wearers suffer from dry eye syndrome, either occasionally or persistently. But just what is it that causes dry eyes? There can be two answers: either insufficient tear production, or any defects in the tear film. When your eyes lack… Read more

Contact lenses for winter sports

Contact lenses can be a real game changer for athletes by improving their comfort, raising their performance levels, and ensuring safety. And, they’re especially convenient for winter sports. Whether you’re an avid skier or just an occasional snow bunny, here’s what you need to know about <b… Read more

Halloween’s spookiest traditions

What’s not to love about the one day every year when it is socially acceptable, and yes, even encouraged, to wear an outrageous costume and consume massive amounts of candy and sweets? Absolutely nothing, we say. Visions of pumpkins and ghosts are all around us, but … Read more

Halloween vampire make-up inspiration

There are two types of people in the world: those who love Halloween, and those who really love Halloween. We, at Alensa, fall into the latter category. If you’re like us, then why not accentuate your Halloween look with coloured or themed contact lenses? We’ve… Read more

How does age affect vision?

Most people would rate their sight as their most important sense, due to the fact that we process as much as 80% of the world around us visually. Age-related vision changes are a natural part of the aging process, and our needs and problems vary according to… Read more

How healthy are your eyes?

Find out how sharp your eyes are with these simple tests. The following tests are just for fun and are not a replacement for a professional, medical eye examination. We always advise you to ask your optician if you have questions or concerns about your vision, and… Read more

Festival guide: Contact lens care tips

Heading to a festival this summer? Lucky you! While you’re out there enjoying the music, it’s important to maintain proper contact lens care and minimise hassles at the same time. We’re here to help you pack lightly and stay safe this festival season. After… Read more

Our ultimate guide to coloured contact lenses

Have you dreamed of trying out a different colour for your eyes? Or maybe you just want to enhance your own beautiful eye colour to make your eyes look even brighter? This is possible with coloured contact lenses. They are available with corrective power,… Read more

Contact Lenses in Saunas and Steam Rooms

Saunas and steam rooms provide relaxation and numerous health benefits, whether they’re an integral part of your life or an occasional indulgence. But, if you need vision correction, you may be wondering if it’s safe to wear your contacts in the sauna or steam room.… Read more

Myths about contact lenses you still believe

For as long as contact lenses have been around, there have been rumors and myths circling about them. You don’t have to search too far to stumble upon terrifying stories with haunting photos of people whose eyes have been damaged by contact lenses. However, the… Read more

Dos and Don’ts about contact lenses

Contact lenses come with many advantages, from their low prices to their comfort and convenience. But they also come with some responsibility. For safe, healthy wearing, it’s important to know and follow these rules for lens care and handling. We’ve prepared a short… Read more

What vitamins are best for your eyes?

Vitamins are essential nutrients for the health of your body. There are 13 basic types of vitamins, and you can get an adequate supply of these by eating a balanced diet. Some vitamins are stored in the body, while others are regularly eliminated. Below, we’ve <b… Read more

Fight back against seasonal allergies!

Seasonal allergies can be torture for contact lens wearers. From itchy and watery eyes, to redness that just won’t quit, pollen from trees and grass just won’t leave many of us alone. Allergies and hay fever can start to… Read more

Eat your way to sharp vision. Impact of nutrition on eye health

The eyes are the windows to the soul, but they can also tell quite a lot about your age. As we mature, changes in the retina, iris, and the lens impact our vision. Although sight weakening is a natural part of the aging process, there are measures we can take to… Read more