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types-of-lensesThere are not only different types of contact lenses but several uses of contact lenses as well.

Contact lenses can be worn by people of all ages. It is up to you and the eye doctor to determine which is the right age to wear contact lenses.

Contact lenses are corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic lenses placed on the cornea of the eye. They are small and ultra-thin, optical lenses to correct vision problems the likes of nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism among others. Contact lenses are available in both hard and soft plastic and typically are a replacement for conventional glasses or bifocal glasses. They come in various shades and enhance or change the color of your eyes.

Most contact lenses are soft, or "hydrophilic," that is - they are made of water. This is what makes them soft and the thin plastic allows the flow of oxygen to to facilitate the eye to breathe.

People choose to wear contact lenses for various reasons. Some do it for the sake of beauty and enhancing your looks by getting rid of glasses. Contact lenses are less affected by wet weather, do not steam up, and provide a wider field of vision. They are more suitable for a number of sporting activities and used by sportspersons. Additionally, ophthalmological conditions such as keratoconus and aniseikonia may not be accurately corrected with glasses for which lenses are used. There are number of contact lenses speacial use as per the need and situation of the user.

Contact lenses like everything else have their benefits and disadvantages . Consulting a professional eye care specialist before deciding on wearing contact lenses is highly recommended.

Before getting contact lenses, however, one must get a thorough eye examination from an eye doctor and rely on his prescription as to which kind is most suited for you. Alternatively, now a days Lasik Surgery recommended as best option for contact lenses as per the revolutionary changes in science. Check prices and discounts and evaluate different retailers for the best service before deciding on the contact lens.

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