All About Contact Lenses
People with eye problems benefit from the use of contact lenses all over the world. A drastic change from the use of eyeglasses to contact lenses is a fear that most people suffer from and this article will address some of those fears.
The first place to begin is to have an eye exam done by your optician. Contact lenses can make you uncomfortable or even make your eye condition worse if they don’t suit you. One of the biggest mistakes most people do when it comes to contact lenses, is to buy them without consulting their eye doctors. Simply don’t use the same eyeglass prescription to buy yourself contact lenses. An optician will make sure you have the correct contact lens for your eyes and that you are comfortable with them. But this also applies even to people who have worn contact lens for a long time. Visiting the optician frequently safeguards your eyes and also ensure you are not suffering any side effects from wearing the contact lenses.
In the contact lenses, world, there are two types. The fight between is the disposable type and the indisposable one. The contact lenses that can be disposed after use is what is referred to as disposable lenses. It so happens that opticians actually recommend their use. Most doctors attest to the fact that changing lenses daily helps improve your sight and they are the healthiest between the two, that is, between disposable and non-disposable.
The use of disposable contact lenses comes in handy for those that suffer allergies like itching and therefore the use of disposable lenses is the way to go. They also have the advantage of ease. Those that are non-disposable do not have this benefit. One should, however, consider the pros and cons of each before purchase.
Due to their delicate nature, contact lenses have to be handled with so much care. Your doctor will most likely give you instructions on how to best take care of your contact lenses. Because of the handling involved in putting them on and off, they are easily contaminated and should therefore be cleaned. Always ensure that you wash your hands and rinse them thoroughly and dry before handling the contact lenses. Use only soap that is free from any perfumes and oils to wash your hands. Some towels when used leave some lint on your skin, ensure that you don’t use such to dry your hands when handling the contact lenses. When handling the lenses, use only your fingertips and not any sharp objects. You risk severe eye damage if you put on broken contact lenses.