Contact Lenses – What Are the Benefits?

Have you ever experienced the nightmare of wearing glasses with sticky, crinkly, and smelly contact lenses? The worst part is that it happens to a lot of people. The majority of us have started out with good intentions but ended up with unsightly and uncomfortable lenses that cost us a lot of money. I know from personal experience. I wore a variety of different types of contacts over a six-month period in one fell swoop. I went from using contacts only occasionally to using them every day.

On the day that I threw my last pair of lenses away, I felt like I had been hit by a flying car. My vision was blurry at best and I was itching all over my face. After driving for several hours with painful dry eyes, I decided to go to the doctor’s office and check out my options there.

 

Better Eye Comfort

 

When I entered the exam room, the doctor quickly examined me and explained to me that I had a severe case of dry eye syndrome. I was told that there was nothing he could do for me other than to provide some artificial drops to help alleviate my discomfort. This was not an option for me as I didn’t have the money for it or any savings to trade in my prescription contacts for the artificial ones. My eyes were also crossed for the price that the doctor wanted to charge me for the service. I wasn’t sure how to proceed.

I knew that I didn’t want to use a contact lens solution because I don’t like having to use the contacts each day to see the world clearly. I also realized that the artificial solution would eventually wear off and my eyes would be as irritated as they were when I first started wearing the contacts. That was one more thing that I didn’t want to deal with. I knew that I didn’t have too many weeks or months until I would need another set of contact lenses if my current ones weren’t long enough.

 

Improved Viewing Ease

 

A good friend of mine revealed to me that there are ways of changing the type of contact lenses that you wear by ordering custom-made ones. By doing this, you can order a different lens for every day that you wear your present ones. These lenses are called disposable lenses and can really help those who suffer from dry eye syndrome. Another advantage to these lenses is that they are far more affordable than traditional ones and can even be obtained over the Internet.

In conclusion, contact lenses have come a long way and can provide a great deal of relief to those suffering from dry eyes. My friend discovered that there are contact lenses available for those that have both dry and astigmatism vision. He was able to get these contacts on the Internet and for a reasonable price. You can even purchase a pair for your kids so that they can enjoy wearing contacts as well. What I know is that contact lenses are here to stay so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t try them out.

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