Contact Lenses are thin, extended lenses usually placed directly on your eyes with a small wafer-thin layer of material between the front and back of your eye. Contact Lenses are often used as ocular prosthetics, with over 15 million people wearing them worldwide, or for therapeutic or cosmetic reasons. For those who wear contact lenses for functional reasons, daily contact lenses require that you be cleaned before wearing them. For those who wear contact lenses for cosmetic reasons, daily cleaning is not necessary.
To care for your contact lens ensure that it has been approved by the FDA and is fitted for your eye type. These devices are available in a wide range of styles and options for both adults and children, to fit every eye size. There are also many styles available specifically to help correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The most popular of these corrective medical devices are: daily, weekly and monthly contact lenses, and decorative contact lenses.
Keratitis is the inflammation of the cornea and the eyelid, often accompanied by redness, blurring vision, itchiness, and pain. Keratitis is not contagious, nor does it affect other individuals. When it comes to Keratitis, the most common cause of irritation is improper hand, eye and lip care. Improper use of these areas leads to repeated irritation, which may increase with time. However, if you notice your eyes become red, flaking, itching, irritated, or inflamed after constant contact lenses, consult your eye care professional.
Astigmatism is a vision problem where your nearsightedness or farsightedness affects your ability to focus light on a particular area of a scene. This condition often requires regular office visits, as it affects vision clarity. Two different types of astigmatism exist; regular and irregular. With irregular astigmatism, light rays will curve slightly from your nearsighted or farsighted condition. If you wear glasses or contacts to correct your vision, the curved light ray will impact the way the objects appear in front of you, making it difficult to focus on them.
These medical devices are often times made to order and are very affordable. However, when choosing a pair of decorative contact lenses, be sure to choose ones that will not cause irritation to your eyes or any other part of your body. Some patients suffer from dry eyes, which makes it difficult to see objects that are near, including the computer keyboard. You should not wear any type of contact lens that is inflamed, as this could further impair your vision. If you smoke cigarettes, you should also not use any type of corrective contact lenses. If you are allergic to certain chemicals in certain medical devices, it is important to let your eye care professional know.
Contact Lenses have become extremely popular due to their affordability and versatility. There are many types of these devices available, ranging from color contact lenses to decorative contact lenses. They can change your eye color and provide you with a brand new look. No matter which type of cosmetic contact lenses you are interested in, it is important to speak to an eye care professional to find out if they are safe for you to use.