Contact lenses- Literally “handle with care”

March 18th, 2009 - 10:47 pm ICT by GD  

Contact lenses are worn by different people for a variety of reasons. Most people just wear it to avoid wearing glasses in cases of near sightedness, far sightedness, or even astigmatism. However, contact lenses are also known to treat conditions like keratoconus. In this the surface of the cornea is irregular and contact lenses can be used to rectify them.

The world of eye wear has constantly been evolving. First came the spectacles, which aided vision but was considered unfashionable. Moreover the weight of the lenses on the bridge of the nose resulted in the wearer experiencing headaches. This led to a further study which resulted in the creation of contact lenses. Today contact lenses have become very common. There are different types of contact lenses available today, though some of them are not practical. There are lenses that are weird and wacky, that just serve as fashion accessories.

The wearers of contact lenses should take care of there personal hygiene. Hands should be washed properly before wearing the lenses and while removing them too. The lenses should be cleant regularly with a solution available to disinfect them. Keeping the lenses clean would give the wearer a fresh lens feeling everyday.

However, it is not all that simple as it might seem. Contact lenses have their own set of disadvantages. There have been many instances where contact lens wearers have complained about dry eyes, especially when they sit for long hours before the computer, or in a room using an air conditioner. Thus while the vision is improved wearing contact lenses, the wearer still has to compromise on the comfort part.

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