Monday, 28 September 2015

Am I too Old to Wear Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses are safe for children over 8 years as per the consensus of eye care professionals. Unfortunately, the older population of the society is often neglected in this regard. Elderly people in our homes find themselves stuck in glasses & contact lenses. “I don’t like wearing glasses; they feel heavy & make me look like a geezer. Contact lenses, on the other hand are way too delicate for my old eyes”; complains my grandpa. Fortunately, contact lenses have come a long way during the past few years that make them comfortable for everyone irrespective of the age bracket they fall in.

As per Dr Robert Maiolo; a Stamford based Ophthalmologist contact lenses have improved over the course of time. He suggests that previous unsatisfactory experiences must not deter the old class from wearing circle contacts.  

True, that young people are more able to easily deal with the changes in their lifestyles but circle contacts are now way too soft, thinner & comfortable. They get easily adjusted with your eyes letting you see clearly without discomfort. Circle lenses, may instigate dryness as they accumulate the protein debris. Older eyes are prone to get affected by dryness adversely; however using prescribed lubricating drops help alleviate the discomfort. Alternatively; older people can use daily disposables for optimum comfort.

Contact lenses used to be expensive a decade back. Fortunately, we now see a huge cut down in the prices due to the increased production & consumption rate. They are light weight thus they are like a breeze when compared to the hassles you encounter with your glasses. Introduce elder family members to contact lenses for the sake of their ease & peace. 

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