01 Mar Life through a lens
It’s remarkable to consider how far contact lenses have advanced in recent decades.
Modern lenses can be matched to almost any prescription strength, using lightweight materials that are so comfortable it’s easy to forget about them once they’re inserted.
Indeed, today’s daily disposable lenses have virtually eliminated the tradition of building up wearing time – inserting and wearing lenses for longer periods every day while your eyes adapt to their presence.
Recent design and manufacturing advances have made contact lenses suitable for people with conditions like dry eyes or astigmatism, enabling them to enjoy crystal-clear vision without glasses for the first time/
Patients over the age of 50 are increasingly choosing multifocal contacts, which work across a wide variety of distances.
Unless you opt for single-use daily disposables, contact lenses can require a degree of maintenance. We will explain these simple steps, as well as discussing the different makes and characteristics of lenses currently available and also teach you straightforward techniques for handling lenses, helping to make the process of application and removal second nature.
Did you know? The first recorded mention of contact lenses has been attributed to Leonardo da Vinci in the early 16th century, while Georgian “contact lenses” involved water-filled glass tubes with tiny lenses at one end.