Contact lenses are safer than ever, and what is more, they can correct vision problems that, in the past could only be helped with glasses, according to one expert.
Speaking to the Malaya newspaper, Dr Jesse B Caguioa, president of the Philippine College of Optometrists, said: "Contact lenses can now correct vision problems other than nearsightedness. If you have astigmatism, a common eye condition characterized by blurry vision, you can now use toric contact lenses."
And this is just one example of more unusual problems that can be corrected by contact lenses.
Mr Caguioa also pointed out that if you wear contact lenses for distance vision but still need to wear reading glasses, you would benefit from wearing multifocal or bifocal contact lenses available in disposables which correct the age-related near distance vision problem called presbyopia.
Over two-fifths of employees are unaware of the fact that employers could help them with the costs of eye care, a recent survey by the charity the Eyecare Trust found.
by Alexa Kaczka