All about Contact Lenses

Contact Lens are a boon to those who are uncomfortable and don’t like wearing spectacles. Not only do they help you see better and clearly but also enhance your facial features, which helps you look good and smart. Contact Lens are not only available for those with sight problems but also for those who have astigmatism. Thanks to developments in the field of eye care, there are now soft toric contact lenses available which help those with astigmatism to see better and clearer.

Contact Lens are a boon to those who are uncomfortable and don’t like wearing spectacles. Not only do they help you see better and clearly but also enhance your facial features, which helps you look good and smart. Contact Lens are not only available for those with sight problems but also for those who have astigmatism. Thanks to developments in the field of eye care, there are now soft toric contact lenses available which help those with astigmatism to see better and clearer.

Contact Lens are very delicate and prone to damage and getting contaminated due to which you may get an eye infection, so you need to handle them very carefully to ensure they last long and also don't infect your eyes.

Eye infections can happen due to

  • Wearing their lens for longer duration than prescribed or mentioned in lens pack.
  • Dryness of the eyes
  • Pollution and dirt in the air
  • Poor hygiene.


To avoid eye infections you need to follow the lens care guidelines as prescribed by your eye doctor or the manufacturers on the box. Follow the rubbing and rinsing step carefully during the lens cleaning process and ensure the lens does not come in contact with water while removing and storing the contact lenses. You should also consider replacing the lens case frequently to reduce the risk of infection.



Single use daily disposable lenses are the best for reducing the risk of infection as there is less chance of them getting contaminated. Even then you need to take the following precautions for your eye safety.

  • Before handling contact lenses, wash your hands with soap and water and  rinse and dry them before you touch your lens.
  • Minimize contact with water and always remove your lens before going swimming or having a bath.
  • Do not store your contact lenses in water or put them in your mouth to wet them if you feel they have become dry. Always carry a small bottle of lens solution to clean or wet your lens in case you are travelling to a place with lots of dust.
  • Always wear and replace contact lenses according to the schedule prescribed by your eye doctor.
  • Only use certified and branded contact lens solution to clean and store your lens.


There are many variants of contact lenses available nowadays based on the individuals needs and prescription. Lens are also available for cosmetic purposes in different colours and for those who are very particular about the hygiene and safety of using lens there are also disposable lens available as per the number of hours or days you want to wear them before disposing them. Some doctors suggest using single-use daily disposable lenses if you use lenses only occasionally.

Sometimes even after taking all precautions, you may still get an eye infection. Eye infections can lead to serious vision loss in some cases so proper care of your eyes is just as important as proper lens care.

Remove the contact lenses and consult an eye doctor immediately if you experience symptoms such as redness, pain, continuous flow of tears, increased light sensitivity, blurry vision, discharge or swelling. Also avoid using coloured or decorative lenses, unless they are from reputed brands as these lenses have the potential to damage eyes permanently. Get your eyes examined by an eye care specialist annually to ensure that your lens prescription is the same and has not changed.

Contact lens if handled correctly are the best option for those who have eye sight problems. For those with more serious eye problems like  astigmatism there are also options like soft toric contact lenses which they can use. The writer of this article suggests Mail My Lens due to the wide range of lenses they have and their delivery options.

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