Contact LensesWhy wear contact lenses? The majority of people feel they are making a spectacle of themselves (excuse the pun) by wearing glasses. With today’s designs with glasses and frames, this should not be the case.

Contact lenses are medical devices which can bring risks. If you are considering buying contact lenses then minimise the risks like causing puffy eyes that can affect vision. People wear contact lenses for the obvious reason and that is to correct their sight.

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To describe what contact lenses look like will depend on how an individual sees them. They look similar to tiny saucer-shaped pieces of plastic and very hard to find should you drop one. These are then placed on the cornea of the eyes and float on a thin layer of tear fluid where the lenses then help provide better vision. There are many different types and size of contact lenses as well as colour.

Hard lenses are created from a firm polymer plastic material. The hard lens is easier to take care of (keeping clean). Because of the polymer plastic material the lenses are less likely to absorb foreign material from the eye or foreign aliens floating in the air. At bedtime, hard lenses must be removed. The risk if not removed is a restriction on the flow of oxygen to the cornea which evidently needs oxygen to stay healthy.

Soft lenses are less durable, but the added bonus is the soft lens is more comfortable because of the softer plastic called hydrogel. Soft lenses contain a higher percentage of water which allows a better flow of oxygen to the cornea. However, there is a downside – soft lenses where the material used is more porous so therefore increases the risk of an infection. Infections can be caused by bacteria dust and protein. To prevent eye irritation or infection soft contact lenses should be removed from the eye before going to sleep at night.

Most common eye problem symptoms experienced by contact lens wearers is excess tearing, itching, burning, sensitivity to light, dryness and occasional blurred or distorted vision, which is not a good sign and should always be checked out.

Conditions can become worse due to improper care when cleaning the lenses. Never use other people’s contact lenses.

If you have any questions or concerns go and see the optician. While you are there you can check out all the latest designs and colours of optical aids available. If you’re unsure of the whole concept of wearing contact lenses do not worry as the days of the monocle are long gone. Mind you try telling boxing legend Chris Eubank that. Wonder if he ever considered wearing

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