Prescription of Your Contact Lenses Is Different From the Eyeglasses

by Steven Jones Owner
Contact lenses are a medical device, they may be made from a material that is not good for your eyes – can cause infection, inflammation, swelling, and abrasion or in severe cases you may lose your vision. If you are considering buying contact lenses then the first step is to visit an ophthalmologist and get a prescription for your contact lenses since it contains specific information that makes sure your contact lenses are safe, comfortable and provide clear vision.

Prescription of your contact lenses is different from the eyeglasses and if you want to wear both, you will need to take a prescription for both separately because eyeglass lenses are positioned about 12 mm far from your eyes whereas contact lenses place directly on the retina of your eyes.

If you do not take a prescription of your contact lenses, you may be the victim of eye infection or permanent damage such as blindness. So make sure to follow care and maintenance instructions of your contact lenses.

The validity of prescription for your contact lenses

Generally, a prescription for your contact lenses is valid for one year or as per the state law so you won’t be able to buy contact lenses until you get an updated prescription of your contact lenses. Before giving updated prescriptions your eye doctor will check the condition of your eyes and make sure you are not suffering from any disease or contact lenses are not affecting your eyes.

In case your eye doctor detects any lens-related problem, he may ask you to discontinue the use of non-prescription contact lenses until you are okay to wear them again or he may recommend different contact lens solution or modifications you may need to observe.

Buying your prescription contact lenses

Once you get the valid prescription of your contact lenses from an eye doctor, you can buy contact lenses from different sources – like eye care practitioner, optical chains or online retailers and make sure to use a legitimate source for buying your prescription contact lenses.

Need a prescription for your cosmetic contact lenses

Even, if you want to alter the appearance of your eyes using cosmetic contact lenses – you should consult an ophthalmologist for getting prescription since wearing non-prescription contact lenses may cause terrifying – blindness.

Ophthalmologists – advising people of frightening consequences of ignoring the warnings:

Scratches on the eyes: If your cosmetic contact lenses are not fitted to your eyes, your cornea may get scratch this is called a corneal abrasion which is not only painful but can cause the permanent damage of your eyes.

Increase the risk of infection: Wearing non-prescription cosmetic contact lenses increase the risk of keratitis, an eye infection, by many times.

Red eyes decreased vision, and blindness is other dire consequences of ignoring the warning. If you want to wear cosmetic contact lenses to complete your costume, don’t buy over-the-counter contact lenses and save your vision by getting a proper prescription for your contact lenses.

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