Two experts have pointed out that the effort involved in wearing contact lenses is minimal.
Drs Troy and Mary Ann Hosey from Armesto Eye Associates, said that although care must be taken when inserting contact lenses, the process will not take any longer than a couple of minutes and can easily be factored into a morning routine.
The specialist pointed out that it is usually best to wait until people are 12 years of age before they are allowed to insert contact lenses themselves, but under certain circumstances younger people may be allowed to do so.
According to the specialist, the range of contact lenses available also means that there is a type for people with almost any eye condition.
"There are contacts for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and those that require presbyopic correction (bifocals). There are also special contact lenses for those with irregular corneas," they said.
Advice was recently issued by Chemist and Druggist, which said that people with eye infections should refrain from wearing their contact lenses until the condition clears up.
by Adrian Galbreth