Can everyone wear contact lenses?


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When you have your eyes tested by a professional and qualified optician, they may recommend that you require prescription glasses or contact lenses but how do you choose which one is right for you?

Contact lenses may take a little practice when you first have them but your optician should show you exactly how to put them in and take them out, how to care for them and the do’s and don’ts if you choose to wear contact lenses rather than traditional glasses.

Age limitations:

Although there are no official age guidelines for contact lenses, when it comes to children the choice of contact lenses is a decision made on whether the child would be capable and mature enough to do so. Your optician should talk you through the process and help you to make that decision.

Older people may need different prescriptions for both reading and distance but as contact lenses are available in bifocal and varifocal options, this should not be an issue. Dry eyes can be an issue as you get older however, there are adjustments that can be made to overcome these type of problems.

Essentially, contact lenses can be found to suit most people.

Are contact lenses uncomfortable?

With the advancement of medical technology, the contact lenses made today are created from high-tech materials such as silicone hydrogel which allows a lot more oxygen into your eyes to assist with hydration and comfort. If you have tried contact lenses in the past and didn’t find them comfortable it is quite possible that with the modern materials now being used, it would be worth giving them another try.

Are contact lenses difficult to use?

Contact lenses are not complicated and using them should be no more hassle or time consuming  than brushing your teeth properly. The really easy option are the daily disposable lenses that are worn once and then thrown away  and therefore do not require any cleaning.

The above information has been sourced from: https://www.specsavers.co.uk/

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