Contact lenses are thin, curved, transparent discs made of various materials that are placed directly on the surface of the eye to correct vision problems or for cosmetic purposes. They offer an alternative to traditional eyeglasses and have become a popular choice for vision correction due to their convenience and aesthetic appeal.
Soft Contact Lenses: These lenses are made of water-absorbing, flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea. They are comfortable to wear and come in various types, including daily disposables (worn for one day and then discarded), bi-weekly or monthly disposables (worn for a specific period and then replaced).
It is essential to follow proper hygiene and care instructions when using contact lenses to reduce the risk of eye infections and other complications. Some general tips for using contact lenses include:
- Always wash your hands before handling lenses.
- Follow the wearing schedule prescribed by your eye care professional.
- Clean and store lenses properly using the recommended solution.
- Avoid sleeping or swimming with your lenses unless they are specifically designed for extended wear.
Remember, before using contact lenses, it’s essential to visit an eye care professional for a comprehensive eye examination and a proper fitting. They will determine the appropriate type of lenses for your eyes and provide guidance on their safe and effective use.