Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are the ideal alternative to wearing spectacles. Contact lens enhance the vision of the wearer by reducing spectacle aberrations and increasing the visual field, thus giving a natural vision.Unlikely spectacles, contact lenses do not distort the way your eyes look or leave unsightly grooves on the face or fog-up with sudden temperature changes or break.

Contact lenses Vs Glasses:

  • Cosmetically better accepted than glasses.
  • Better clarity of vision.
  • Wider field of vision.
  • Ideal for people with active life style.
  • Safer than glasses.

We offer :

  • Soft contact lenses
  • Regular
  • Disposable
  • Cosmetic
  • Prosthetic
  • Semi-soft contact lenses
  • Toric lenses

Contact lenses are miraculous pieces of plastic that allow you to see without glasses. In most cases, contact lenses are used as a substitute for glasses, allowing you to dispense with them. Contact lenses may also be used to treat certain eye diseases or may be used for cosmetic purposes to change the apparent color of your eyes.

Other Causes for Contact Lens Irritation

Irritation may occur as a result of worn-out lenses, over-wear of lenses, poor care of lenses, intolerance to solutions, or infections. Irritation may also occur from poor hygiene on the part of the lens wearer

  • If worn longer than recommended or in people whose eyes are particularly sensitive, lenses may develop deposits on the surface of the lenses and cause irritation.
  • A major cause of blinding eye infections is spitting on a contact lens or putting the lens in one's mouth when no solution is available. This happens when a contact lens wearer must remove a lens or if a lens falls out of the eye and no solution is available. The best prevention is to have a small bottle of rewetting solution with you at all times. Never, never put your contact lenses in your mouth to lubricate them.
  • Some people use homemade or non-contact-lens saline solutions in an effort to save money. These solutions may cause severe irritation or blinding infections (some saline solutions are not sterile) and should never be used. Always use the correct contact-lens solution recommended by the fitter. If you want to change solutions, you should first check with your fitter because some solutions may be incompatible with certain lenses.
  • If a solution incompatibility is suspected, solutions and the care regimen are evaluated, and you may be required to change solutions.
  • If the lens is not fitting well, wear of that lens is discontinued. It may be necessary to refit you with new lenses of the same or different material, which may be better tolerated or may provide better vision.
  • With infections, antibiotic eyedrops are used. Pills are rarely used because eyedrops are usually more effective.
    • Your eye doctor chooses the eyedrop that is most effective for the particular infection. Eyedrops may need to be used every hour. You might have to be seen every day with more serious infections.
    • With corneal infections, a culture of the infection may be taken to help determine the best antibiotic eyedrop.
    • On rare occasions, surgical management of the infection may be necessary. Ultimately, if more conservative treatment is not successful, antibiotic injections into the eye or even a corneal transplant may be necessary.

Exams and Tests

Diagnosis and treatment of contact lens problems entail a complete history and an eye examination.

  • During the history, you are asked questions about your symptoms and how long you have been bothered by these symptoms (for example, light sensitivity, redness, blurred vision). You should also be prepared to tell your eye doctor about
  • The type of contact lenses being worn (soft, gas permeable, or the older hard lenses).
  • What type of care regimen you use (cleaning, disinfecting, and rinsing solutions). This should include the specific name (manufacturer) of solutions.
  • The type of wear regimen used: daily disposable, weekly overnight wear, or daily wear.
  • How often the lenses are replaced (daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly).
  • When you last wore your lenses
  • Whether your vision is affected
  • The examination of the eye involves checking your vision (with your glasses because you have removed your contact lenses).
  • If your vision cannot be corrected, your eye doctor may suspect the presence of a serious problem
  • Your eye doctor looks into your eye with various types of lights, starting with a flashlight type of instrument and followed by a slit lamp (a microscope to examine the eye with high magnification and different color lights).
  • Your eye doctor may place a dye called fluorescein on the eye. This makes abrasions and ulcers show up clearly.
  • With apparently severe infections, cultures of the eye may be taken and sent to the laboratory for evaluation. Depending on the cause of the infection, specific antibiotic eyedrops may be required. Rarely, hospitalization is required.

Contact Lenses Treatment

Self-Care at Home

If you experience irritation, pain, blurred vision, redness, or light sensitivity, immediately remove your contact lenses and re-evaluate your symptoms

o Because you should not wear your contact lenses when experiencing these problems, you should have an up-to-date pair of glasses for these times. With well-fitting contact lenses, you should be able to remove your lenses and see well with your glasses, essentially immediately. Blurred vision, lasting for hours, upon removal of the contacts is usually a sign of poorly fitting contact lenses. If your vision is blurred, with your glasses, when lenses are removed, notify your fitter.

You should examine your contact lenses for any defects. In the case of a torn soft lens or a cracked gas permeable lens, your eye should feel immediately relieved once you remove the lens. If soap or cleaning solution gets in your contact lens case and, in turn, on your lenses, irrigate your eyes with your rinsing solution or tap water. This can be extremely painful. Then, either discard the lenses or rinse them off multiple times in the storage solution to rid the lenses of the soap.

  • When the irritation is from something blowing into the eye, remove the lens and look for a foreign body. The foreign body may be removed with a cotton-tipped applicator or a rolled-up piece of facial tissue. Once removed, your eye should feel immediately relieved of the discomfort.
  • If eyedrops are prescribed for an infection, you should use these eyedrops, usually with the contacts out of your eyes. Ask your doctor whether you should remove your lenses when instilling drops. You should not wear contacts when your eyes are red or irritated.
  • To instill eyedrops, hold your head back and squeeze one drop out of the bottle. Do not touch your lashes or eyelids with the dropper. Close your eye for about 30 seconds after instilling the eyedrop, and do not rub your eye.
  • Fitting of contact lenses involves a complete eye examination with measurements of the cornea and selection of appropriate lenses.
  • The fitting is not complete until follow-up evaluations confirm the correct fitting of the contact lenses.
  • After this, in most states, the fitter must give the contact-lens prescription to the wearer whether or not he or she asks for it.
  • Some people order their lenses by mail order or through local stores. If this is done, it is essential to make sure that the lenses received are exactly the same (same brand, material, base curve, diameter and thickness) as the lenses that were fit and dispensed. Recognize that some people will have problems which they think might be solved by ordering new lenses, and the cause may actually be an infection or other serious problem. If lenses are ordered by mail, be sure to have your regular follow-up exams.
  • Although mail order is used because of an expectation of a lower price, you should check with your fitter. Your fitter will usually meet or beat the price of the mail-order companies.
  • If lenses are not purchased from the fitter, be sure to have follow-up examinations at the intervals recommended by the fitter.