Many problems with contact lenses 'can be easily solved'

4 April 2012

Individuals who have problems with their eyesight and have resorted to wearing contact lenses have been given advice on how to solve common difficulties associated with such products.

Many contact lens wearers may still experience vision problems when they first slip in the devices, or feel discomfort from them.

Nick Dash, an optometrist from Visual Edge Optometrists, believes that the best advice for solving these issues is to seek out an optician as soon as possible.

"Most contact lens-related problems can be easily resolved with modern lenses and the ever expanding range of new and improved designs, material and solutions," he explained.

Contact lenses which are only reaching the market have the ability to "correct astigmatism and age-related reading issues", Mr Dash pointed out.

People living in Scotland have more reason to keep their eye care in check, with the country's government introducing free eye examinations in April 2006.

University of Aberdeen research found that the decision has helped those north of the border to make more of an effort to improve their vision.

Posted by Jeanette Royston

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