Contact Lens Basics

Contact Lenses are in, eye glasses out?

In the past few years, there has become a major development in the arena of eye care specially in the area of contact lenses. The reason is that more and more people are developing sight problems lately and the main reason behind it is the constant use of computer and television which has an adverse effect on the eyes. The people with sight problems should either wear glasses or contact lenses.

When it comes to advantages and disadvantages of contact lenses and eye glasses, both have their share of merits and demerits. Initially, eyeglasses do not irritate a person and the only drawback with them is their weight. These glasses are inconvenient to the person when he plays, swims and goes to the gym and they are simply replaced by contact lenses. Due to fashion considerations, many kids under the age of 12 years are wearing contact lenses these days as they feel they look better in contact lenses.

There is also no dearth of designs and styles in contact lenses in the market today. And when you go for selection of some particular designs, the person behind the counter might show you dozens of designs and you are simply baffled as to which to choose from. Recently, a company called Bauch and Lomb came up with a new variety which can also be used at the time of sleeping and you can only remove them when they require cleaning. It is really a novelty which made it easy to use the contact lenses for everybody.

With the wearing of your lenses during night, it has brought kind of revolution in eye care arena. The vision shaping treatment is the pinnacle in the eye research and it is really a marvel in the field of overnight orthokeratology. When the person wears this lens through the night, it reshapes the corneas of the patient and he has crystal clear vision during the day. The person does not need to wear the contact lens during the day.

However, the contact lenses have also their share of problems. The main problem with the contact lens is that the wearer feels a sort of dryness which causes a certain kind of irritation and dryness in the eyes. Secondly, the vision correction lenses are very expensive and sometimes not affordable.