Wearing overnight contacts lenses can prevent a person from becoming reliant on their glasses or daily disposable lenses, it has been claimed.
According to Dr Kimberley Allen, a corneal refractive therapy-certified optometrist, CRT lenses - also known as night contacts - reshape the eye and provide clear vision throughout the day without the use of glasses or standard contact lenses.
She told Bangor Daily News: "It"s a nice way to eliminate the need for corrective eyewear during the day.
"I don"t know why more patients aren"t doing it."
She claimed that people using the lenses find the first night the hardest, but as most of the time spent wearing them is when patients are asleep the small amount of discomfort is not a major issue.
by Martin Burns