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Here’s Why Contact Lenses are Your Best Bet...

Contact Lenses vs Glasses? Which one is your choice? While some people enjoy making a fashion statement with a variety of eyeglasses today, others still prefer their appearance without them.   Apart from cosmetic reasons, medically speaking, there are many advantages of contact lenses over spectacles. And we have got the reasons to believe that: Contact lenses, like eyeglasses or LASIK, can correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. The benefit of Contact lenses lies in achieving this without irreversible refractive surgery. When we asked Dr. Anil Kumar Mehrotra from Roorkee, a famous opthalmologist, he gave us a valuable insight saying: “When we talk about eyeglasses, the distance between the eye and the lens sometimes creates distortion, while on the other hand contact lenses, if worn in the right manner, give natural vision.” And then the insights came pouring in from Dr. Ravi Swarup Aggarwal from EyeQ Vision Muzaffarnagar: “Although eyeglasses may be the most convenient option, the major drawback with glasses is the poor peripheral vision while a contact lens would cover your entire field of view and everything stays in focus.” Contact lenses help a lot and are important while engaging in sports and driving, where one needs to see as much around them as possible. A person wearing spectacles would be constantly aware of frame and lens edge as well as the reflections off the backside of the lens. With contacts, no annoying obstructions or reflections are in view. There is an uncomfortable weight on your face and ears when you wear glasses. There is also a periodic need for tightening and other adjustments. Contacts on the other hand are comfortable to use and there is no frame constantly slipping down your nose. Every spectacles wearer knows...

7 Tips That Will Protect Your Eyes in Summers...

You’ve got your sunglasses and sunscreen ready, but that’s not enough for your eyes at least. Did you know, constant sun exposure increases the risk of developing a cataract? And while your skin could protect itself against the harmful UV radiations by producing melanin, eyes have no way of developing similar tolerance! So, it’s Best you follow these 7 Eye Care Tips and Tricks from a list of experts this Summer: Check Those Sunglasses Again – For effective eye care in summers, choose sunglasses with caution. The UVR can cause photokeratitis or photo conjunctivitis (more commonly known as ‘snow blindness’) in the short-term. Continual UVR exposure, particularly exposure to UVB rays, may cause cataracts development, pterygium (a non-cancerous growth over the cornea) or skin cancer of the eyelids. So, it’s mandatory that you don’t just buy sunglasses, buy you buy the ones which really offer protection. Do Not Swim Without Goggles – We know you’re dying to take that dip into the pool, but do you know the amount of damage chlorine (designed to protect you from exposure to germs) could do to your vision? A simple eye care exercise would be to wear goggles every time you go to swim. This also applies to swimming in the ocean or other natural bodies of water, as they contain other contaminants that may hurt your eyes.A 2008 study revealed that frequent exposure to chlorine negatively affects the integrity of your corneal epithelium. The epithelium provides a layer of protection to your cornea from irritants and pathogens. If that protection is compromised, you have an increased likelihood of corneal abrasion or other eye injuries. Hand Hygiene & Don’t Rub Eyes – Washing hands is like a vaccine to protect you from...