18.02.2010

Contact lenses should be replaced "often", expert advises allergy sufferers

Contact lenses should be replaced "often", expert advises allergy sufferers

By Alexa Kaczka

Contact lens wearers should stock up on lenses ahead of springtime, one eye health expert has advised.

With the allergy season just around the corner, American expert Dr K W Scarbrough has warned that unclean or old lenses can make allergy attacks "mildly irritating or impossible".

As such, while contact lenses may be necessary for good eyesight, the Washington State-based eyecare professional has noted that regularly changing lenses is the best means of getting through the spring and summer as healthily as possible.

"Dirty lenses are a time-bomb for allergic wearers," he explained to the Northlake News.

"Lenses should be replaced often; one-use lenses can allow some sufferers to wear their lenses even in the worst times."

Furthermore, he also advised contact lens wearers to think about carrying a spare pair of glasses with them when their allergies are at their peak.

Earlier this month it was announced that the ophthalmologist behind the UK"s first contact lens fitting practice is to be commemorated with a blue plaque in the Marylebone area of London.

by Emily Tait


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