The eyes are the window to the world. Therefore take care of eye health, so could see the world more beautiful. What if your eyes have vision problems? Glasses can be selected as a means of salvation.
But not like glasses, contact lenses may be tried. Recent years, the trend of increasingly widespread use of contact lenses only. Not only to help decrease the function of vision, the women using contact lenses to enhance appearance.
For those who have impaired vision, contact lenses provide several advantages. A contact lens is not fogged at certain environmental conditions and provide sharper vision. However, use of contact lenses can not be indiscriminate.
Told by an ophthalmologist from the Jakarta Eye Clinic Center, Dr. Tri Rahayu, SpM, that a person can wear contact lenses when the eyes healthy, no abnormality or active inflammation in the eyes, eyes water quality good, and that person must be healthy physically and mentally so that they can use, remove, and properly caring for contact lenses.
“In certain cases, even babies can require the use of contact lenses, for example in infants after congenital cataract surgery one eye, vision correction with glasses but can not have a contact lens,” she explained.
Contact lenses do not cause peripheral distortion as in the use of eye glasses (if plus or minus higher). RGP Contact Lenses (Rigid Gas Permeable) provide better vision correction in people with disorders of high cylinder and the cylinder is not uniform due to corneal abnormalities.
Contact lenses are more suitable for people who have abnormalities glasses with different sizes too big between the right and left eye, because the contact lens has a magnification effect of the shadow of a much more minimal than a glass eye. “In cosmetics, the use of contact lenses are also better than the use of glasses,” she said.
Dr. Tri said, the side effects contact lenses that can be a lack of oxygen to the cornea of which can cause swelling of the cornea, corneal epithelial opacities, increased risk of infection. In addition, allergic reaction or irritation, as well as mechanical trauma.
“The use of contact lens handling can cause side effects that are not good for health,” said Tri, who also serves as Chairman of the Contact Lens Center.
In fact, the use of contact lenses if not cared for their use can cause a very dangerous disease and it was not the least, the eye or corneal infection. “Corneal infections that occur can be mild but can also cause weight that even the threat of loss of vision or blindness,” she explained.
Therefore, Dr. Tri advised to pay attention to what should be done before wearing contact lenses. Namely make sure that no disorder is a contraindication to the use of contact lenses. Wear contact lenses as recommended by your eye doctor.
Do not use contact lens usage time limit as recommended by the manufacturer although it still felt comfortable. If found symptoms of red, discomfort, dry, painful, glare or pain in the eyes, or blurry vision out of your contact lenses immediately and seek immediate relief to the eye doctor.
“Check with your eye every 6 months, although no complaints have not been perceived as an eye doctor can detect if it has side effects the use of contact lenses in the eye, although not yet lead to complaints,” she message.