F.A.Q on Contact Lenses

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Q. Can everyone wear contact lenses?

A: Almost anyone can wear contact lenses although special considerations are needed for children and older people.  While most eye care issues remain the same throughout our lives, others can change – just as we do:

• Some teens and young adults may experience tired eyes from hours of study or working in front of a computer for long periods of time
• Middle-aged adults may develop presbyopia (the need for reading or bifocal glasses)
• Elderly people may develop dry eyes, glaucoma or cataracts

Check with your local Optometrist who can advise you whether you are suitable to wear Contact Lenses or not.

Q. Should I wear contact lenses while playing sports?

A: Sports vision doctors agree that contact lenses are the best vision correction option for athletes. They can enhance visual skills like depth perception, peripheral awareness, and eye-hand/eye-foot coordination. Unlike glasses, contacts offer athletes a competitive advantage because they stay in place under dynamic conditions, provide a wider vision field, and eliminate the risk of spectacles-related injuries. Contact lenses also make it easy to wear protective goggles

Q Is it safe to wear Contact Lenses while swimming?

A:  You can wear contact lenses while swimming, however it is recommended that you  also wear swimming goggles to protect your eyes .  Alternatively, you can wear prescription swimming goggles

Q: Can I lose a contact lens behind my eye?

A: No the conjunctiva is a thin, continuous membrane covering the white of your eye and the back of the eyelid. Making it imposible for a lens to gret lost behind your eye.

Q: Can I wear lenses if I have Astigmatism

A: Yes Astigmatism is a condition where the eye is oval or rugby-ball shaped. A Toric contact lens can fit the oval eye comfortably and give much better vision than a spherical or standard shaped lens

Q: Can I get varifocal contact lenses?

A:If you require a seperate prescription for distance and reading it is possible to wear progressive or multifocal contact lenses. These lenses work in a similar way to varifocal spectacle lenses by combining areas for clear distance, intermediate and near vision in one lens

 

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