Glare and halos "a problem for contact lens wearers"

Glare and halos "a problem for contact lens wearers"

The issue of glare and halos remain a problem for glasses wearers and some contact lens wearers, according to the most recent industry poll.

The Needs, Symptoms, Incidence, Global Eye Health Trends (NSIGHT) study involved 3,800 people, who use vision correction solutions, across the planet, and was intended to help contact lens experts better understand eye-related symptoms, halos and glare and other troublesome symptoms.

Researchers polled people aged between 15 and 65 from seven different countries, including China, Korea, Japan, France, Italy, the UK and the US.

They found that the majority of patients experienced the symptoms in the evening or late at night, and their problems were commonly associated with bright lights, headlights, being in the dark and night-time driving.

Experts working on the study commented: "The NSIGHT data provided valuable details on how often patients experienced halos and glare and the degree to which they found them bothersome."

Recently, ophthalmologist Dr Marc Werner told Fox News that people should try and avoid wearing their contact lenses to bed, as this may also cause discomfort. 

by Adrian Galbreth

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