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 Contact lenses and how to maintain them

3/12/2010

Contact lenses are really much better options than eyeglasses in certain situations. However, wearers have to pay more attention to the care and maintenance of these special eye wear. Therefore, it is needed to have a full understanding of these lenses and how to keep them.

Generally, soft lenses, hard lenses and disposable lenses are the three main forms of contact lenses. Based on their special characteristics, each of these lenses can be used for different period of time. For example, soft lenses can be worn for relatively long time; hard lenses are durable and can be used for much longer than soft lenses. However, disposable lenses must be discarded after wearing for certain period of time. Of course, there are also lenses that can be worn for one week or one month. But all these lenses can only be worn within certain period of time. Of course, all these lenses must be used under the guidance of eye doctors. This is because user’s eye condition determines all.

Moreover, the care and maintenance of contact lenses should never be neglected. In particular, new users should be more careful. It is found that many new users can not get used to lenses in the first few times- they always think there are some foreign objects in their eyes. On the whole, users of lenses are usually warned by their eye doctors that never wear lenses while swimming. This is because dirt, bacteria or virus in water may have eyes infected.

Of course, the care and maintenance process can be simple if certain lenses are used. For example, disposable lenses are never needed to be cared or maintained. What wearers should do is to throw away those old ones and replace a new pair. In other cases, contact lenses must be well maintained. And hygiene is the foremost important aspect.

In a word, contact lenses are some of the best alternatives for eyeglasses in some cases. They can bring users a lot of convenience. But the care and maintenance of them should be given great emphasis.

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