People often choose between glasses and contact lenses whenever there is a need for vision correction. Both glasses, as well as contact lenses, serve the case very extremely well. Still, glasses are felt to be more beneficial as they are cheaper, easier to use and require little maintenance. There is also a preconceived notion among people that lenses are difficult to wear and are high maintenance.
There is also a fear associated with contact lenses that you would have to touch your eyes to wear them, increasing the risk of infection.
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People also believe that, in the long run, contact lenses could damage your eyes. Is there any truth to the above statement? Let’s find out.
Contact lenses are considered very safe by professionals. Yet, it is important to not wear them too long and clean them properly for safe use. Whether you are using contact lens for vision correction or just for cosmetic purposes, a valid prescription by a doctor is a requirement to buy lenses. Still, contact lenses can cause some problems if not used properly.
Contact lenses sit directly on the eye covering your cornea, which means the amount of oxygen from the environment that reaches your eyes is reduced. In case of gas permeable lenses, oxygen contact is enabled but is still quite less compared to the required amount.
This kind oxygen deprivation is quite unhealthy and that can be remedied by following certain rules. Modern lenses are way better than conventional lenses in allowing oxygen contact. Gas Permeable lenses and other softgel lenses offer much more oxygen support.
There are different types of contacts lenses: daily wear, bi-weekly, monthly and yearly wear. Proper replacement of lenses within their expiry period is necessary to avoid any complications. Some lenses are advertised as that can be worn overnight during sleeping.
Even then, wearing them when you fall asleep is not advised by doctors
Adhering to a proper lens schedule is necessary to avoid sleeping when you are wearing them.
There is also an increased risk of eye damage from contact lenses due to contact with bacteria and other infection-causing agents. To avoid this, clean your hands with a mild soap before wearing lens. Also, invest in a quality lens-cleaning solution to clean your lenses before wearing them.
When taking them out, it is advised to clean them again with the solution before you store them away. This way, you minimize the risk of infection caused by finger contact with your eyes.
If you follow the above rules when you are wearing lenses, there is no need to fret
Contact lenses are very safe and their safety lies solely on our hygiene and how we use them. Whether you are going for normal or coloured contact lenses, get them from verified and reliable manufacturers with a valid prescription even when you are going to use them only for cosmetic purposes.
Coloured lenses from solotica like solotica natural quartzo and solotica rio are my personal favourites as they look natural and also add some personality to me. Stop thinking that lenses are formidable opponents and start wearing them with care to look good!