How to wear them?
- Wash your hands with soap and water
- Stand in front of the mirror and open the lens box
- Using the right index finger pick up the lens
- Place them on the inner surface of the lower eyelid
- Gently move them into place on the transparent part of the eye ball
- Repeat the same for the other eye
- Make sure the lenses for different eyes aren’t interchanged as they are custom made
What are the types?
Hard contact lens
- Conventional hard (polymethyl methacrylate) lenses
- Rigid gas-permeable lenses
Soft contact lens
- Daily-wear lenses
- Extended-wear lenses
- Disposable lenses
Who are suitable for wearing contact lens?
- People who have difficulty in seeing things at a distance
- People having difficulty in reading small texts of newspaper
- People with a strong motivation to adjust and willing to tolerate minor discomfort and maintain hygiene
- People who perform work or play sports in which glasses are inconvenient or dangerous
Who are not suitable for wearing contact lens?
- Those who not able to care for the lenses properly.
- Those having difficulty in handling lenses.
- Those with certain medical conditions such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism.
- Those having frequent allergies, asthma etc…
Does it benefit?
For people with both nearsightedness and astigmatism, rigid gas-permeable lenses may be the best choice.
People with severe nearsightedness or both nearsightedness and astigmatism may get the best vision correction from gas-permeable lenses.
What are the risks?
- Dry eyes
- Problems with the cornea, such as swelling and hazy vision
- Allergic reactions
- Deposits on the lenses
- Eye inflammation
- Eyelid inflammation