Optical contact lenses help to correct eyesight (long-sighted and short-sighted) and are an choice to wearing eyeglasses. They work by being placed onto the eyes.
They avert many of the problems that are associated with wearing eye spectacles like as steaming up, falling off whilst playing sporting activities and they allow you to look different. Many contact lens wearers like to wear them on a night out so that they can dance, feel more good-looking and enjoy the nighttime more easily. This is more about a perception issue and self-confidence since many people who wear glasses just think that it would be better not to wear them. This is one of the factors why wearers purchase contacts or even decide to go ahead with corrective laser eye treatment (which is, by the way, becoming much more advanced and more affordable).
Anyone who is thinking of getting a pair of lenses must first have their eyes tested to ascertain their prescription and to find out whether their eyes are okay to wear contacts. If the user’s eyes are healthy enough to wear contact lenses then the user must be trained by the optician on how to fit and take out the optical contact lenses. This can, initially, be a daunting task for the reason that no-one is innately confident about or used to putting things in their eyes. In fact, we must be instinctively geared towards keeping things out of our eyes which are delicate and precious. So when we first attempt to put in contact lenses we tend to blink as an involuntary reflex action.
It takes practice to put lenses in and some patients may get blood-shot eyes from the irritation that might be caused by the lenses. If this is the case then a more sensitive solution can be chosen. There are, indeed, different types of contact lenses available including daily disposables and other types of lenses that are reused and discard much less frequently.
So, to reiterate, the first phase in choosing whether or not contact lenses are right for you is to have a consultation with your local opticians contact lens specialist. If they then confirm that you can wear contacts then you need to take a short trial which will help you to decide whether you are comfortable putting in the lenses and taking them back out on a daily basis. Some people go back to wearing glasses after their trial, others continue to wear contacts on a regular basis whilst other decide to go for laser eye surgery.