Contact lenses

Contact Lenses

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CONTACT LENSES

Millions and millions around the world wear contact lenses, though you might not know it just by looking at these people. If you’re not familiar with contact lenses, let’s introduce you to these incognito but common little helpers.

What is a contact lens?

A contact lens is a thin, curved lens placed on the film of tears that covers the surface of your eye. The lens itself is naturally clear, but is often given the slightest tinge of color to make them easier for wearers to handle. Today’s contact lenses are either hard or soft. Most people wear the latter form now, but it wasn’t too long ago that contact lenses were even glass blown!

A brief history of the contact lens

Millions and millions around the world wear contact lenses, though you might not know it just by looking at these people. If you’re not familiar with contact lenses, let’s introduce you to these incognito but common little helpers.

Types of contact lenses

While contact lenses are still most commonly worn for vision correction, there are also contact lenses for purely cosmetic and novelty purposes. Colored contact lenses can enhance or completely change the hue of your eyes, and costume contact lenses can help create some of the special effects you see on the big screen. All contact lenses, however, are medical devices, regulated by the U.S. FDA. Prescription contact lenses and cosmetic contact lenses all require a prescription. This is because even common complications such as infection and inflammation might lead to vision loss or blindness. The best ways to help prevent complications include:

  • Talk to your eye doctor if you’re thinking about contacts
  • Buy contact lenses from a legitimate source
  • Keep your contact lenses well cared for and clean
  • Follow all the instructions around your contact lenses and lens products
  • Stick to your wear and replacement schedule
  • At Westpoint we provide good quality lenses to know more about contact lenses contact us on this number 905-488-1626 or you can send a message to us by clicking here

    The eye doctors at Westpoint Optical always take into account the patients needs and are here to help your family see clearly and look their best! Our services are provided by caring eye care professionals using state-of-the-art equipment.

    WESTPOINT OPTICAL
    400 Queen St West,Unit 104, Brampton, ON

    17 -8907 The Gore RD Brampton Ontario Canada L6P 2L1

    905-488-1626