With the development of the years, more and more young people like to wear contact lenses instead of glasses.There are so many types to choose and even lenses that can change your eye color. But as with any purchase of contacts, buying contact lenses should be done with care and caution. These tips will help you choose the right type of contact lens for your needs.
Colored contact lenses. Colored contacts can dramatically change the color of your eyes,making the dark brown eyes looks blue or green, for instance — or enhance your natural color. They can be worn for purely cosmetic purposes or to also correct vision.
Disposable contact lenses. Daily disposable lenses get tossed every day after use, so no maintenance is involved. They cost more because you need a new pair every day, but they are much more convenient. Disposables that are replaced weekly or monthly require the same regular care as daily wear lenses. Disposables are a good option for people with allergies or other conditions that exacerbate the formation of protein deposits from tear film.
Toric contact lenses. This type of lens is used to correct astigmatism, a condition in which vision is blurred because of an irregularly shaped cornea or lens inside the eye. They are usually more expensive than other contact lenses.
Buying Contacts? Follow These Safety Tips
Get an eye exam and fitting. Before you choose a contact lens, or any type of eyewear, it's important to have a thorough examination and fitting with an eye care specialist. An eye exam is required to determine your lens strength and to acquire a prescription for contact lenses. A fitting is necessary to ensure that your lenses fit the shape of your eye and can comfortably meet your needs.
Clean/disinfect your lenses. It may go without saying, but you'll need to clean and care for your lenses no matter which type you choose. This is important, as cleaning and disinfecting your lenses will help remove dirt and irritants, including bacteria and fungi that could otherwise infect your eye.
Clean and replace your lens case. Proper care and maintenance of your contact lens case is just as important as cleaning your contacts themselves. Dirt, bacteria, and fungus can accumulate in your case, so you'll need to learn how to clean your case and how often to replace it.
- Clean your lens case every day. Avoid using soap; simply rinse it with hot water and spray it down with contact lens solution.
- Always allow your lens case to air dry. Leaving your lens case wet all day and every day can promote fungal growth, which can cause infections and damage to your eyes.
- Replace your contact lens case every three months.
Wear your lenses properly. Though contact lenses are safe to wear, their continued safety depends on how you wear and store your lenses. Anything you introduce your contacts to will eventually make its way to your eyes, which can cause irritation, pain, or even infections.