25.01.2016

Contact lens exams "are essential"

Contact lens exams "are essential"

Undergoing regular tests to evaluate contact lens prescriptions is vital to ensure people are wearing the correct type of lens, it has been observed.

Optometrist Dr Ashley Reddell, writing for the Leavenworth Times, noted that yearly visits to an eyecare professional can help to ensure people"s contact lenses prescriptions are as up to date as possible, which ensures optimum vision correction.

The professional can also help to spot any deficiencies in the eye which could compromise the wearing of contact lenses, she noted.

She also advised: "There is no such thing as over-the-counter contact lenses. Do not trust lenses available at a beauty shop or gas station, these are being distributed illegally and should be reported to your eye doctor."

Recently, Raymund Song, senior professional service manager at global contact lens manufacturer Bausch + Lomb, told Asia One that people need to regularly ensure that their contact lens prescriptions are updated to make sure they are using the correct lenses.

by Emily Tait


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