Are Contact Lenses Worth It

1st Oct 2018

Naturally, vision problems can occur at any age, but most often they appear precisely among high school students and college. Why? The fact is that the eyes of young people get tired during their studies and extra classes. Gadgets and computer games, endless hours on social networks and hours of watching TV shows also add problems. As a result, the growing body simply does not cope with the increased load, and, as a result, vision deteriorates.

If for many adults, glasses are not only a way to correct vision, but also a part of style, then adolescents who are forced to resort to them often feel insecure and complex. Under any pretext, they are trying to avoid wearing glasses because of the looks. Nowadays, this problem can be easily solved with the help of contact lenses. Possessing a number of optical advantages, the lenses help to get rid of unnecessary complexes, and also contribute to the proper development of visual functions and the prevention of visual impairment at a more mature age.

Contact lenses are more than worth it

Unlike glasses, lenses do not interfere with the freedom of movement, because they are great for young people who lead an active lifestyle and are engaged in mobile and team sports. Moreover, contact lenses provide a wide field of view, their vision is sharper, and the image is more contrast than with glasses.

They are very comfortable and adapt easily to your eyes. Maintenance of contact lenses have become very simplified over the years and they can correct almost all visual defects one might have. There are even some contact lenses that allow you to sleep without taking them off. These have been specially studied to oxygenate the eye perfectly day and night. You can thus exceed the daily wearing time (normally 12 hours) safely. But be careful, not all lenses allow it.

There are many types of contact lenses and the most comfortable one will be suggested to you by your ophthalmologist. Soft contact lenses are the most used. Generally made from silicone, they have the ability to let air through and thus allow good oxygenation of the eyes. Wearing soft lenses does not cause any discomfort, even in the very first hours of use. It is the ophthalmologist who is able to decide which model is best for you, by determining several parameters during your consultation.

The comfort of contact lenses has improved significantly in recent years and today's lenses have smoother surfaces, better moisture and a softer design on the edges. All this means that the comfort is much better. Depending on your lifestyle and your needs, the optician can help you find the right lenses, whether it's day lenses, day lenses, two-week or monthly lenses.

Contact lens maintenance isn’t difficult either. They come with special solution that you need use for your contacts and just be aware of general hygiene rules. Never sleep with the contact lenses on if the lenses are not adapted to this (day lenses) and the optician has approved that your eyes can withstand it. Always wash your hands well before touching or removing your contact lenses.

Contact lenses can also correct many ophthalmologic diseases such as astigmatism. It is characterized by a violation of refraction and deformation of the cornea; with such a deviation, the light rays in the optical system of the eye are projected as several points (instead of one). The great advantage of multifocal lenses over conventional lenses is in the special design of the optics, thanks to which the lens performs the work of the natural lens of the eye. Multifocal lenses can eventually completely save you from having to wear glasses.

The choice of the nature of your contact lenses depends on your visual defect, your correction, but also your lifestyle and your ability to secrete tears. Your ophthalmologist will decide with you which lenses are best for you. The lenses fall into two broad categories. Each has advantages and disadvantages. We already mentioned soft lenses, rigid lenses is the other one. In general, they offer a better visual quality than soft lenses, especially for the correction of corneal astigmatism.