Jul 12, 2014, 6:48 PM
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Cautious use of contact lens essential

Tehran, July 12, IRNA -- Some contact lens-related eye infections can cause serious vision loss or even blindness, said an ophthalmologist.

Sunday edition of the English language newspaper Iran Daily quoted Hormuz Shams as saying that contact lens are divided into the two categories of soft and rigid, noting the particular specifications of each type of lens should be seriously taken into consideration in the selection process.

He pointed out the users cannot easily discern the damages caused by soft contact lens while improper use of rigid lens makes the eyes painful.

The ophthalmologist said that patients diagnosed with cataracts prefer to use lens, implanted in their eyes, to rectify vision disorder.

He said some colored contact lenses not only change the eye color but also correct the vision.

"Contact lenses should be used very cautiously and hygienically," he stated, noting the use of artificial tear drops will help contact lens wearers protect their eyes.

Shams said a majority of lens-related eye infections are caused by fashion lens used by two or more persons.

Contact lenses are thin, clear disks of plastic that float on the surface of the eye. They correct vision like eyeglasses do and are safe when used with care. Contact lenses are used to correct the same conditions that eyeglasses do.

Millions of people around the world wear contact lenses. Depending on your lifestyle, your motivation and the health of your eyes, contact lenses may provide a safe and effective alternative to eyeglasses when used with proper care and maintenance.