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People use contact lenses (as an alternative to eyeglasses) for many reasons. Most of the time it is to correct a vision defect, like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness) astigmatism (incorrect focusing), or presbyopia (poor focusing, often due to age). There are even some tinted lenses to improve color blindness. Discuss with your eye-care professional whether you are a candidate for contact lenses and for which type.
Advantages that contact lenses have over eyeglasses include:
Different types of contact lenses offer different benefits.
Contact lenses can also provide benefits to teens or younger children. Wearing contact lenses instead of glasses can improve how young people feel about their appearance. Contact lenses can also help them participate in physical or social activities they might otherwise avoid.
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Contact Lenses In The News
The next time you're tempted to go swimming or take a shower while wearing contact lenses, Stacey Peoples wants you to remember her ordeal. The veteran educator in suburban Denver, Colorado, went blin...
Published: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:19:00 GMT
LONDON - An ongoing outbreak of a rare eye infection has been discovered in contact lens wearers in the UK, a new study reveals. Researchers at University College London found that rates of ...
Published: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:57:00 GMT
People who wear contact lenses are often warned to properly clean their reusable contacts. A new study published Friday provides a sober reminder of why those warnings exist. Since 2011 ...
Published: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:21:00 GMT
FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Contact lens wearers everywhere need to be on the lookout for a rare, but potentially blinding, eye infection, British researchers warn. In southeast England ...
Published: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:43:00 GMT
A new outbreak of a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, has been identified in contact lens wearers in a new study led by UCL and Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers.
Published: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:21:00 GMT
Do you sleep in contact lenses Stop it! I admit, I rarely take mine out. The thought of fumbling with each lens and adding minutes to my morning routine each day stresses me out. (If we're really bei...
Published: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:08:00 GMT
London, Sep 22 (IANS) Owing to poor hygiene, contact lens wearers in the UK are more at risk of developing a rare but preventable eye infection that can cause blindness, researchers have warned. The t...
Published: Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:12:00 GMT
We spoke to an eye surgeon to find out. Following is a transcript of the video. Irina Belinsky: Some contact lens brands say that it's okay to sleep in them, but as a general rule, it's really not. Co...
Published: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:17:00 GMT
Researchers have found a threefold increase in a rare eye infection in the UK that usually affects contact lens wearers-and it's possible it could have been prevented entirely. The infection, called A...
Published: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:26:00 GMT
The U.K. is in the middle of an outbreak of a rare eye infection, according to a study by University College London published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Over the past seven years, cases ...
Published: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:50:00 GMT
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