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Contact Lenses - Merits and Demerits

Published on May 16, 2017 and last reviewed on Mar 14, 2022   -  2 min read


This article discusses the merits and demerits of using contact lenses.

Contact Lenses - Merits and Demerits

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.

Merits of Contact Lenses:

Demerits of Contact Lenses:


  1. Avoid bathing or swimming while wearing contact lenses.
  2. Avoid sleeping while wearing contact lenses.
  3. Clean contact lenses after use and place in proper solution when not in use.
  4. Change contact lenses periodically.

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Last reviewed at:
14 Mar 2022  -  2 min read




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