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Who Shouldn't Wear Contact Lenses

The convenience of contacts for eyeglass wearers is indescribable. There is such a freedom to wearing contacts that so many eyeglass wearers desire that freedom. Unfortunately, not everyone can wear contact lenses. There are many reasons certain individuals are unable to wear contact lenses. It may be due to a health condition such as dry eye syndrome or the shape of their eye just doesn t allow for them to be able to wear contact lenses. Sometimes it is because they are so nearsighted that there isn t a contact lens with a strong enough power to correct their vision and other times it s because they are allergic to the disinfecting solution or contact lens.

Dry eye syndrome is where the tear glands produce fewer tears. Although there are contact lenses and eye drops designed to help those with dry eyes, many times it s just not enough to make wearing contact lenses comfortable. There is the option to have plugs put in to help your eyes produce tears, but even then, many individuals still cannot wear contact lenses.

Those individuals with severe nearsightedness find it hard to wear contact lenses because there aren t any lenses with high enough power to correct their vision. The contact lenses do correct the vision up to a certain degree, but the contact lens powers only go up to a certain point.

Sometimes the reason certain people can t wear contact lenses is because they are allergic to the disinfecting solution or the contact lenses themselves. Every time you would go to clean your contact lenses your body would react negatively and the irritation is usually too uncomfortable to wear the lenses. Some experts even suggest diabetics should stay away from wearing contact lenses because they are prone to infections and their bodies may not tolerate even a mild infection and it may also take longer to cope with it.

Cosmetic lenses have come a long way and there are even children that want to try contact lenses and change their  look . Even if your child is able and willing to try contact lenses, it s not always a good idea. Adolescence is the earliest they can try one. This is because the eyes of kids are very tender and sensitive and may not take well to the contacts. And handling contact lenses is not an easy task and if put in the wrong way, could cause damage to the eyes.

For more information on whether or not you can wear contact lenses, visit your local optometrist for a contact lens exam and fitting. The selection and design of contact lenses have evolved over the years and there are many people that are able to wear contact lenses today that couldn t a few years ago. And for those individuals that are unable to wear contact lenses don t get discouraged. Eyeglasses are becoming more and more stylish and the designs of the frames are changing and becoming more attractive each year. Check out our contact lens site for a look at some of the different contact lenses available as well as some of this season s best eyewear. You will be amazed and the selection available!

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