Contact lens implants have been created and are offering people a permanent solution to their vision problems.
The lens is inserted behind the eye"s iris via a tiny incision carried out in an operation that takes as little as half an hour.
Melinda Reichenbach told US news station CBS4 that she decided to undergo the operation as she had grown fed up of dealing with traditional contact lenses.
She said that, before the operation and without her contact lenses, she could not make out the facial features of someone that was sitting close to her, but that now she can see every detail.
Ms Reichenbach added that she was "ecstatic" about the results of the operation.
For those who do wear removable contact lenses, the Arab Times stressed the importance of good hygiene.
It said that before applying, removing, cleaning or handling the products in any way, wearers should be wash and dry their hands thoroughly.
by Alexa Kaczka