"Extra care needed" when buying coloured contact lenses

"Extra care needed" when buying coloured contact lenses

By Emily Tait

People considering investing in coloured contact lenses will find that they can be an excellent means of changing their appearance but need extra care when worn, one source has stated.

Ophthalmologist Kruy Arv Pors of Preah Ang Doung in Phnom Penh said that people who live in cities with higher than average levels of pollution should avoid wearing the lenses when out on the streets.

In addition, people should refrain from investing in the misshapen 'doe-eyed' lenses which give the impression of having wider than usual eyes and are similar to the look sported by Lady Gaga in her Bad Romance video, the source advised.

"Hard lenses cannot let oxygen inside the eyeball, which can dry out the surface of the eye, which can lead to blindness if they are worn for any length of time," the company stated.

A recent advice article on Malaya.com said that contact lens wearers benefit from excellent vision correction and great comfort, but only if the products are bought from an official supplier.

by Adrian Galbreth

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