Published on May 16, 2017 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018 - 2 min read
This article discusses the merits and demerits of using contact lenses.
Refractive error is the most common eye-related problem these days. Approximately 30 % people under 25 years of age have one or other form of refractive error. Common types of refractive error are myopia, hypermetropia, and astigmatism. The two common non-invasive options to counteract these refractive errors are spectacles and contact lenses. Each of them has their own merits and demerits, but on the cosmetic front, contact lenses score better than spectacles.
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Demerits of Contact Lenses:
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