When it comes to contact lenses
, Steinemann warns: "One size doesn't fit all.
Today you can find soft and gas permeable contact lenses
designed to correct presbyopia, or you can undergo laser surgery.
One of the great hurdles to extended wear of contact lenses
is the potential for infections caused by bacterial colonisation of the lenses.
The FDA wants you to be a wise consumer if you buy contact lenses
, an FDA-regulated product, on the Internet, over the phone or by mail.
Other innovations in lens design and materials could make contact lenses
available to a wider range of people with less-than-perfect vision.
But if you're looking for a cheaper shortcut to an eye change, such as borrowing a friend's, buying a used pair at a swap meet or ordering a pair of contact lenses
off the Internet, ophthalmologists have one word of advice: don't.
At long last we have entered an era in which a quick, safe, and highly successful surgical procedure can free patients from glasses and contact lenses
According to ophthalmologist Mandel, contact lenses
should not be worn until a dancer is fifteen or sixteen years old, when handling the lenses carefully and keeping them clean can be responsibly done.
There are now a total of three million users of contact lenses
nationwide, with young women in particular leading the change.
New scleral contact lenses
are enabling contact lens wear for people who previously couldn't wear contacts, such as those who suffer from keratoconus or have irregular corneas from a previous eye injury or surgery.
Research published in September found chlorine in three types of non-prescription costume contact lenses
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IN THE UK, practitioners could double the number of contact lenses
fitted if, during the eye examination, they asked patients if they have ever thought of trying contact lenses
Eighty per cent of blindness is treatable and/or preventable and normal vision could be restored with contact lenses
or glasses, said an expert.
Major advances in contact lenses
over the past 20 years mean that even people with significant astigmatism can be fitted for lenses.