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Types Of Eye Contacts, Their Different Functions And Care

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By Edited May 3, 2015 0 0

Eye contacts are one of modern medicine’s marvels and cutting edge technologies. Their ability to fix a vision problem so discretely that patients look no different to a regular person is quite a feat. Despite certain rumours in society, contacts are safe to be used by almost anybody and people of all ages. In fact contacts have been used in certain medical cases on newborns to fix vision defects. With the correct care this correctional instrument is one of the safest and convenient devices in medical history. There are also several types of prescription contact lenses to cater for different lifestyles and problems. We will examine these varieties and what might be best for you.

 

Daily Contact Lenses

This is the most popular type of lens amongst sufferers of a vision problem and frequently recommended by eye care specialist for first time users because of their convenience. As their name implies these eye contacts are worn throughout the day, but at the end of the wearing period (usually when you do to bed) the lenses are tossed away never to be used again. The means there is no need for contact lens solution or cases to store the lenses. For some the lessened risk to vision is a huge benefit as well as the freedom from constant having to cleanse and take care of the lenses. There are drawbacks, however.  User frequently find that the burn through their supplies of contacts very quickly and need to constantly maintain a level of supply. If you find yourself out of stock of contacts then you can’t wear the lens again the next day as this will cause a vision problem.

 

Yearly Or Monthly Contact Lenses

Like the daily varieties these are soft contact lenses, but are made from a different type of material that is generally more expensive and more durable. These lenses can withstand numerous rounds of cleaning, storage and wear without losing their shape and ability to correct the user’s vision problem. The advantage here is that you can take a one pair on holiday or overseas where you might not know where to buy the right types of daily lenses or you are afraid you will run out. The disadvantage is the need to have a washing, rinsing and storing solution as well as a case to put the lenses inside.

 

Cosmetic Contact Lenses

This is a totally different type of lens that has nothing to do with a vision problem. Whilst there are varieties of coloured contact lenses that also cure poor vision and are tinted to mainly help differentiate between left and right, a lot of cosmetic contact lenses are used in cosplay or theatre productions with no vision correction value. The same essential procedures apply here with other types of lenses. These need to be fitted by a specialist, ordered and made by a professional and also need to cleaned with the same level of hygiene.

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