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who cannot wear contact lenses

Who cannot wear Contact Lenses?

Who cannot wear contact lenses?

Contact lenses are an alternative for eye glasses. It was created more than 100 years ago, it was first made of glass and hard plastic. Nowadays, contact lenses are made of soft plastic, it is a small and thin disc designed so you can place directly on the surface of the eyes (cornea).

Often, eye doctors or other professional optometrists prescribe contact lenses for vision problems such shortsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. An optometrist can also prescribe them to treat certain eye conditions and diseases. For instance, people who have had cataract surgery and who have not received a lens implant, also can use special contact lenses.

If you’re thinking of getting a contact lenses, there are two thing that you need to do first;

  1. Find out the facts about contact lens
  2. Visit you eye doctor

Since contact lenses are medical devices, they must be properly installed by an eye care professional. This could happen even if you’re not wearing glasses and just want to wear contacts to change the colour of your eyes. After your eye doctor examines your eyes to make sure it is okay for you to wear contact lenses, then they will write you a prescription for contact lenses.

However, not everyone can use contacts and should switch to contacts. For some people, the idea of touching their eyeballs everyday is not something they want to do, but for others there are medical and physical problems that need to be addressed. You should not wear contacts lenses for example if you have dry-eye syndrome or allergies. 

who cannot wear contact lenses

So, who cannot wear contact lenses? The person who has dry-eye syndrome which is their tear glands produce fewer tears. Although, there are contact lenses and eye drops designed to help their dry eyes, it is still not enough to make wearing contact lenses comfortable. Other than that, who have allergies or sensitive-eye means they are allergic to the disinfecting solution or the contact lenses itself. Every time they go to clean their contacts, the body will react negatively and might cause discomfort due to irritation and infection to their eyes. Ages also plays a role for anyone who cannot wear contact lenses. Children and pre-teens want to try contacts to change their look. From the opinion of an eye-doctor, the earliest age who can try contact lenses is during adolescence; because their eyes are very tender and sensitive. Plus handling contact lenses is not an easy task, if they put it the wrong way, it may cause damage to their eyes.

For more information on whether you can wear contact lenses or not, you can visit Malaya Optical Optometrists for a contact lens exam and fitting. Furthermore, nowadays, eyeglasses are becoming more and more stylish, and the designs of frames are changing and becoming more attractive each year. 

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Computer Eye Strain: Symptoms and Solution

Excessive screen time can lead to a condition called computer eye strain (CES). This is sometimes known as computer vision syndrome, or digital eye strain. It occurs because our eyes have to work hard when viewing screens. Therefore, in this article we will explain about the symptoms and solutions for computer eye strain.

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Foreign object in the eye, what should I do?

WHAT TO DO: FOREIGN OBJECT IN MY EYE

Don’t panic! 

What is foreign object in the eye? It is something that should not naturally be there. Dust, eyelashes, fibre from a sweater, insect or even metal pieces could also be the foreign objects.

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Red and Dry Eyes

Dry Eyes At Night

Dry eyes can be irritating, uncomfortable and at times, borderline painful. But throughout the day, your dry eyes are annoying but not painful and yet, at night, the true colors of having dry eyes emerge.

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Smoking and Vision Lost
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Refractive Error Vision

What is Refractive Error?

Refractive error is a common eye disorder in which the eyes can’t clearly focus on the images of objects looked at. There are numerous types of refractive error such as short-sighted, long-sighted or presbyopia which is when you need glasses to read as we grow older. These are common refractive errors.

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Glaucoma Vision

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is an eye disease that slowly damages the nerve for vision at the back of the eye which is the optic nerve. This condition is often linked to high pressure inside the eye but can also occur with normal pressure. Early detection and treatment can prevent or delay vision loss caused by Glaucoma.

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Learning Related Vision Problems in Children

Children’s Visual Learning Difficulties

As a parent, we want what is best for our kids. We want them to succeed in everything that they do but are we aware of what may be holding them back? What visual learning difficulties they may be experiencing? Statistics show that one out of four children has a vision problem which may be affecting their ability to concentrate and understand what they are being taught in class.

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Family History Vision Loss

Family History of Vision Loss

If a member of your family has a problem with there eyes, there is a high possibility that you too will experience the same thing. An eye test can detect a problem before it affects your eyesight. An early detection of an eye problem, can improve the likelihood of treatment.

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Optometrist Contact Lenses testing