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How much do you wear your contact lenses?

It’s a fact that every contact lens wearer should have a good pair of glasses too. First of all in case an eye infection prevents you from wearing your contacts.  According to the American Academy of Ophthalmologists,

“Millions of people wear contact lenses safely every day. But there is a risk of getting an eye infection from them.

Keratitis is the most common infection from wearing contact lenses. It is when the cornea—the clear, front window of the eye — becomes infected. In some cases, it can scar the cornea, affecting your vision.”

But the main reason is that it’s a good idea to relax your eyes by not wearing your contact lenses too much. If you constantly wear your contact lenses, it can cause damage to your eyes, as this article demonstrates:

With that in mind, there’s a new type of spectacle technology that’s designed specifically for contact lens wearers, and it could make a big difference to your vision, comfort, and long term eye health.

It’s been invented by perennial lens innovators ZEISS, and we’ve trialled them with several clients so far. The response has been completely positive; not one client found they didn’t adapt to the lenses or that they didn’t do what they promised.

Here’s how they work:

The idea is that these are a type of glasses you can put on when you get home at the end of the day, and they will help your eyes feel refreshed. And if you want to go a day or two without wearing contact lenses at all, you can still wear them as ordinary glasses. Even if you took the step to start wearing glasses all the time, they would still be a fantastic everyday pair.

So if you wear contact lenses more than a few hours a day, give a bit of thought to what that might do to your eyes long-term, and take action now to make sure your vision lasts for as long as possible.

If you’ve got any questions, just tweet me @specfactory, or call us on 01772 312213.



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