21.11.2014

Daily contact lenses "must be removed"

Daily contact lenses "must be removed"

People who wear daily contact lenses have been advised to follow the manufacturer"s instructions and ensure they take the lenses out at the end of the day.

Dr Arun Mishra, a consultant ophthalmic surgeon, told Doctor.NDTV.com that a key thing which people who wear daily contacts must remember is that they are taken out at the end of the day, as keeping a strict routine is the safest method.

He was responding to the concerns of one patient who forgot to remove his lenses for more than 24 hours and was worried that doing so could affect his vision.

Dr Mishra explained that the cornea usually breathes in oxygen, similar to normal tissues, so it important not to block it for too long if a person wears daily contact lenses.

Meanwhile, the Pointers for Parents blog said that contact lenses which offer UV protection, such as 1 Day Acuvue Moist lenses, are a must if people want to avoid the sun"s harmful rays damaging their vision.

by Adrian Galbreth


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