Frequently Asked Questions about Myopia
You can consult an ophthalmologist.
2. Are contact lenses good for my eyes? Can they cause damage to the cornea?
Contact lenses have proven to be a healthy vision option for millions of people. But only your eye care professional can determine if they are healthy for you. If you follow all prescribed steps for inserting, removing, and caring for them, contact lenses will continue to be safe and effective. You also need to see your eye care professional regularly to ensure long-term corneal health.
3. At what age can one begin to wear contact lens?
As soon as the need for vision correction is identified, contact lenses are a viable option. In fact, they have frequently been used in premature infants, who sometimes have vision problems. With proper care and lens maintenance, infants, young children, teens, and adults of all ages can use contact lenses effectively. However, for routine use especially in children, spectacles are more practical.
4. Is it true that there are some contact lenses that can actually slow or even control myopia?
Many contact lens specialists agree that the use of Oxygen Permeable, or RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable) contact lenses, that are rigid by construction, may slow or retard the progression of shortsightedness, whereas spectacles or soft contact lenses offer no benefit of this type.