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The Convenience of Contact Lenses

Aug 17, 2007
The contact lens has come a long way from its beginnings as an unwieldy hard piece of plastic, hard to put in and hard to take out. Now there is a variety of contact lens types, doing different things and offering different advantages. For most people, the days of scratchy, hard lenses, and tiny plungers to pull them off the eye have disappeared. Today's contact lens is easier to put in, easier to wear, and easier to take out.

The increasing ease of use is part of the reason that the contact lens is so convenient these days. You do not have to worry about your glasses falling off while you are playing sports, and you do not have to worry about a contact lens falling off. Additionally, when you are wearing a pair of glasses, your peripheral vision can suffer. It is hard to see things very clearly out of the corner of your eye, and it can be a dizzying experience since you see so well looking forward. Wearing contact lenses gets rid of the problem of uneven peripheral vision.

And the increases in technology make the contact lens convenient for other reasons. There are many contact lenses now that are made so that you do not have to take them out every day. These lenses are designed to be left in for a week at a time. Some of them can even be left in your eye for as long as two weeks, or even a month. This means that you do not have to mess with putting them in or out, and you are ready to go nearly every morning. These types of contact lenses are made so that oxygen goes through them, making it possible for your eye to "breathe."

But if you are wary of having something in your eyes even while you sleep, it is possible to get disposable daily contact lenses. This is a great way to have the benefits of associated with the contact lens, without having to go through all of the care that contact lenses need. Daily contact lenses are meant to be thrown away at the end of the day. You put them in when you wake up, and before you go to bed, you take them out and throw them away. You do not have to think of them beyond that.

Even if you have more traditional views on wearing contact lenses, like taking care of one pair for a month, taking them out every night and soaking them in solution, there are still options. Some contacts are made to let more oxygen in, so that they are better for your eyes, even if you wear them 12 or 14 hours per day. Additionally, some contacts are made for sensitive eyes, so that even people whose eyes might not be able to handle a regular contact lens have no trouble wearing the special lenses in comfort. There are even soft lenses made now for astigmatism.

No matter your requirements, chances are that you can comfortable enjoy the convenience of contact lenses.
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