Compared to spectacles, contact lenses are a relatively modern invention. Glasses were invented over 700 years ago in Italy, and instances of gemstones being used for magnification have been recorded as far back as the 1st century.
Contact lenses that cover only the cornea have existed for just over 60 years. However, that's not to say that the concept of contact lenses hasn't had its own long, rich history.
You’ve completed your contact lens fitting and come away with your new contact lens prescription, but what does it all mean? This article will help you to read and understand your contact lens prescription.
Inserting a contact lens the wrong way round doesn’t just make the lens ineffective at correcting vision. It can be an uncomfortable experience, and may cause damage to your eye if worn for long periods of time.
Monthly and extended wear disposable lenses offer several advantages over their daily counterparts. Being able to wear contact lenses over a longer period of time can be beneficial to those with active lifestyles. Having to buy fewer lenses can also bring down the cost of vision correction.
Putting in and taking out your contact lenses can seem quite daunting for first-time contact lens wearers. Most people struggle with it at first, but it’ll become second nature once you get used to it.
As a soft contact lens wearer, caring for your eyes means caring for your contacts. Due to the small size and fragility of contact lenses, certain directions and precautions must always be taken, in order to avoid issues or complications.
More than 3.7m people in the UK enjoy the benefits of contact lenses, but only a very small proportion of them are children. Many children could benefit from wearing contact lenses under the supervision of their Optician.