A contact lens is a thin curved lens that is placed in the eye and is specifically designed to cover the pupil of the eye. Contact lenses act as an extension of the eye and are used to correct irregularities that are responsible for a number of vision problems. These include Myopia (short-sightedness), Hyperopia (long-sightedness), Presbyopia (ageing of the eyes) and Astigmatism (irregular shape of the pupil).
Benefits Of Contact Lenses
Contact lenses have been used for years to correct vision problems, as they offer clear, unobstructed vision without glasses and frames. They are, in a way, like a hands-free gadget. You can finally buy those designer sunglasses, use cameras and binoculars, and not have to worry about raindrops or foggy glasses. Today, there is also a vast range and style of contact lenses to suit a mélange of lifestyles.
Finding The Right Fit
Whether you chose to wear contact lenses every day, or just for special occasions, it is extremely important to get the correct prescription. If you are using them for vision correction, this will ensure your safety, comfort and accurate vision. Find an Optometrist who can assess your suitability to wear contact lenses and also advise on what best fits your lifestyle needs.
Wear And Replacement Schedule
Contact lenses can also be used purely for cosmetic or novelty purposes. However, all contact lenses are medical devices and may require a prescription. Each pair is manufactured and is prescribed with a ‘wear schedule’. Daily disposables are worn throughout the day only and have to be disposed of after one use. Different types of lenses have their own prescribed replacement schedules. Always handle them with clean hands and follow the manufacturer’s recommendations.