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Handle Contact Lenses Correctly

by Rathi Manohar on April 21, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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 Handle Contact Lenses Correctly

Women in Singapore, who wear contact lenses, have shown a general lack of knowledge in the correct handling of the lenses, reports a research carried out through online surveys.

The Nielson Company had carried out the surveys for Ciba Vision, involving women aged between 15 and 39. Ninety per cent of the respondents had mentioned discomfort and eye irritation from their cosmetics coming into contact with the lenses.

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Eighty three per cent disclosed their ignorance in the proper handling of their lenses, and thirty per cent reported that they did not know how to handle the lenses when applying or removing makeup.

Dr Leo Seo Wei, senior consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital's Department of Ophthalmology, warns of corneal ulcers and corneal abrasions which can cause blindness faced by contact-lens users who neglect to take care of their eyes.
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Consultant Optometrist, Bridgette Yeoh underlined the importance of removing the lenses with clean hands. She also stated that the lenses must be inserted before applying makeup and similarly, removed before removing the cosmetics.

She further cautioned about the changing shape of the lenses because of the oil from the cosmetics. When this starts to happen, there will be discomfort, blurred vision, and reduced wearing time.



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