Many people around the world wear contact lenses, though you might not know it just by looking at these people. If you’re not familiar with contact lenses, let’s introduce you to these incognito but common little helpers.
A contact lens is a thin, curved lens placed on the film of tears that covers the surface of your eye. The lens itself is naturally clear but is often given the slightest tinge of color to make them easier for wearers to handle.
People choose to wear contact lenses for many reasons. Aesthetics and cosmetics are the main motivating factors for people who want to avoid wearing glasses or to change the appearance of their eyes. Others wear contact lenses for functional or optical reasons. When compared with spectacles, contact lenses typically provide better peripheral vision and do not collect moisture (from rain, snow, condensation, etc.) or perspiration
- Talk to your eye doctor if you’re thinking about contacts
- Buy contact lenses from a legitimate source
- Keep your contact lenses well cared for and clean
- Follow all the instructions around your contact lenses and lens products
- Stick to your wear and replacement schedule