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Contact Lenses
Contact Lenses at Grewal Eye Institute

TYPES OF CONTACT LENSES

Soft Lenses
As the name suggests, they have a smooth surface and are made up of sophisticated polymers with about 65.70% water and very comfortable for wearing. These are available for astigmatism as Soft-Toric contact lenses.
Hard Lenses
Those are made up of a material called PMMA. They are used in special situation.
RGP Lenses
They are Rigid Gas Permeable lenses. They look like hard lenses but are made of material that allow oxygen to go from tear film to cornea for its nourishment.
Rose K2 Lenses
These are specially designed lenses to correct the high astigmatism present in patients with ‘Keratoconus’, a condition where the cornea becomes cone shaped. These lenses are customized, multi-curved made according to corneal shape and sometimes only option for Keratoconus eye.

Avoid if


play_arrowHaving frequent eye infections.
play_arrowHaving severe allergies.
play_arrowResistant to dry eye treatment.
play_arrowWorking in dusty environment.
play_arrowNot able to handle and take care of contact lenses.
play_arrowAvoid during swimming or having saunas.
play_arrowDiscontinue lens wear if you experience persistent discomfort, redness or blurred vision and consult your contact lense consultant.

IMPORTANT USES FOR CONTACT LENS USERS


DO's
play_arrowKeep all your finger nails neatly cut.
play_arrowWash both hands with soap & water before using lenses.
play_arrowAvoid use of cold cream, lotion, or oily cosmetics before handling your lenses, since these substances may come into contact with the lenses and interfere with successful wearing.
play_arrowClear your contact lenses with prescribed solution only.
play_arrowAlways ensure while inserting the lens that lense is not inside out.
play_arrowStore your lenses in the lens case in a fresh solution.
play_arrowIf you drop a lens do not rub with the surface, pick it up with wet finger. Mishandling of lenses can cause scratches on clear surface of lens. Use water based cosmetic only.
play_arrowVisit your doctor every four months even if you don’t have any complaint.
play_arrowDevelop the habit of always working with one lens at a time to avoid mixups.
play_arrowAsk yourself after inserting the lens: How do the lenses feel on my eyes? How do my eyes look? & Do I see well? In case of any problems IMMEDIATELY REMOVE YOUR LENSES AND CONTACT c0172 5056969.
DONT's
play_arrowDo not rub your eyes while wearing contact lenses.
play_arrowDo not wear lenses more than the prescribed time limit.
play_arrowDo not use lenses if redness, pain or blurring persists.
play_arrowCDo not sleep with your contact lenses on.
play_arrowDo not wash your lenses in hot water as they can possibly warp.
play_arrowDo not insert lenses over a sink.
play_arrowDo not engage in sports with your lenses on until you are well adapted to wearing them.
play_arrowDo not switch brands of contact lens care products unless you ask your eye doctor first; not all care systems are compatible with all lenses.
play_arrowDo not share your contact lenses with anyone, ever! It might be fun to see how you'd look in your friend's blue or gothic contact lenses, but sharing lenses can spread microorganisms and infections.
play_arrowDo not experiment with your contact lenses to change color by using food colors. It is dangerous.

INSERTION OF SOFT CONTACT LENSES

play_arrow Hold up the lens against the light and check if it is right side up and that there is no dust or deposit on lens.
play_arrow Hold up the lens against the light and check if it is right side up and that there is no dust or deposit on lens.
play_arrow Bend the head down so that the eye will be fixed straight down and looking at the working surface (Table surface).
play_arrow Keep both eyes open all the time during insertion.
play_arrowPlace the left middle finger at the margin of the upper right eye lid, grasp the lashes and pull the lid up. This should be done in such a way that the lens will not touch the lashes during the insertion.
play_arrow Place the right middle finger at the margin of the lower lid and pull it down.
play_arrow Slowly bring the right forefinger with the lens towards the cornea look straight through the lens so that the lens can be seen as the blurred circle. It is important to keep the eye straight.
play_arrow Gently place the lens on the cornea and release the lower lid first and then upper lid slowly. Now, Straight the head, look down and blink several times.
play_arrow Repeat the same procedure for the left eye.

REMOVAL OF SOFT CONTACT LENSES

play_arrow Pull the lower lid down with the middle finger.
play_arrowPlace the index finger on the edge of lens, and slide the lens down to the white of your eye.
play_arrow Squeeze the lens lightly between your index finger and thumb and remove gently. Repeat it for the other eye.

Reason to Consider

play_arrowContact lenses move with your eye, allow a natural field of view and have no frames to obstruct your vision.
play_arrowThey do not fog up, like glasses, nor do they get splattered by mud or rain.
play_arrowFeel comfortable during activities.
play_arrowContact lenses, compared to eyeglasses, generally offer better sight.
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