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The Benefits of Wearing Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a great alternative to spectacles, and for many people, they are the preferred vision option.

As a result of improvements in technology almost any vision problem can be corrected with contact lenses.

There have been enormous advances made in contact lens material and design, including the use of improved silicone hydrogel lens materials, advances in daily disposables for presbyopia and soft lenses that correct both astigmatism and presbyopia.

The latest contact lenses are comfortable and convenient to use. They are easy to adapt to, can correct most vision problems and are able to be worn from a young age. Many reasons why more than 680,000 Australians aged between 15 and 64 years wear contact lenses.

There are many other benefits to wearing contact lenses, including:

Full Range of Vision Contact lenses provide you with a full range of vision, with no frames to obstruct your vision, particularly important when driving a car.

No Fog Contact lenses, unlike spectacles, contact lenses do not fog up.

Wear Them Playing Sport

Contact lenses are perfect for sports and exercise.

More Natural Vision Contact lenses move with your eye, which provides wearers with a more natural vision.

Daily to Extended Wear

Contact lenses can be worn daily or, in the case of extended wear every day, up to 30 days for some lenses.


Contact lenses are a good fashion choice. They will never clash with the clothing you wear, and many people feel that wearing contact lenses make them look better.

Surgery Alternative

Contact lenses offer a safe, effective, stable, and changeable alternative to refractive surgery.

During this time of COVID there has been some uncertainty based on confusion and misinformation as to whether it is still safe to wear contact lenses.

So, how can you be sure contact lenses are safe to wear?

The simple answer is to be vigilant about your hand hygiene.

We are all aware that practicing good hand hygiene helps protect us from the COVID-19.

This same hygiene practice should also be applied to the wearing of contact lenses.

Advice from Optometry Australia recommends to “always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds before and after inserting and removing your contact lenses.”

As to some of the myths, a joint statement from contact lens experts puts paid to these:

Contact Lens Wear is Safe

Despite myths and misinformation contact lens wear remains a safe and highly effective form of vision correction for millions of people worldwide.

Proper Hand Washing is Essential

When using contact lenses, careful and thorough hand washing with soap and water followed by hand drying with unused paper towels is paramount. This should occur before every insertion and removal of contact lenses.

Disinfect Contact Lenses

Contact lens wearers should either dispose of their daily disposable lenses each evening, or regularly disinfect their monthly and two-week lenses according to manufacturer and eye care professional instructions.

Discontinue Lens Wear Only if Sick

Ceasing contact lens wear when sick is advised. This advice is consistent with guidance for other types of illness.

If you have further questions about contact lenses, please book an appointment with our optometrists, Jackson or Shaina at Eyecare Plus Mermaid Beach.

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