Technology has substantially improved the quality of contact lenses that are now available, an expert has claimed.
Chidambara Pillai, chairman of the British Society for Refractive Surgery, has told the Express that the quality of lenses that are now available has improved.
He added that even those complex and strong prescriptions that were previously untreatable are now able to undergo "dramatic" improvements.
Mr Pillai also said that there are a wider variety of long-lasting solutions that are available, including permanent contact lenses and laser eye surgery.
He suggested that implantable contact lenses, which do not change the shape of the cornea, are available for a wide variety of prescriptions and can treat those with astigmatism.
In a related article, beauty expert Zara Rabinowicz advised those people who are considering surgical interventions to seek out several independent consultations before making their final decisions.
She said that people searching for a suitable clinic should ensure they feel comfortable with their final choice and ought to concentrate on this feeling rather than the procedure"s price.
by Martin Burns