By Emily Tait
A man has spoken of how his contact lenses give him a more youthful appearance.
Writing for Catholic Online, Tom Kneier recalled how he began wearing contact lenses when he reached middle age.
His wife had had her ears double pierced at the same time.
Mr Kneier wrote: "I started wearing contact lenses because she told me it made me look younger."
Famous people also wear contact lenses to change their appearances.
One such person is Brandon Watford, who plays a vampire called Edward Cullen in the film Twilight.
He told the Examiner recently: "I have to wear makeup and contact lenses to complete the vampire look."
Despite the contact lenses and cosmetics, however, Mr Watford - whose real name is Brandon Register - says that he has the right look naturally for his character.
"I bear an uncanny resemblance to Robert Pattison (the real Edward) and love the books," he told the publication.
by Adrian Galbreth