Contact lenses are thin plastic lenses that are placed on the film of tears on the front of your eye. It provides a safe and effective way to correct vision when used carefully with proper lens wear habits. Contact lenses are used to correct similar conditions that spectacles can to correct myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism (distorted vision) and presbyopia (old-age vision). Contact lenses may also be used in eye diseases where an uneven cornea blurs vision, such as in patients with keratoconus.
There are various types of contact lenses:
Contact lenses can cause a variety of problems ranging from mild to sight-threatening complications. These include:
Below are some 'Dos' and 'Don'ts' of Contact Lens wear: