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Although more people with refractive eye problems choose to wear glasses than contact lenses, the number of people who are opting for contacts either instead of or in addition to glasses is growing. Glasses require people to make a range of compromises, from the way that they look to some of the activities they take part in – for example, you can’t wear glasses while participating in contact sports. Fortunately, contact lenses give the wearer much greater freedoms and convenience to enjoy their lives.
Did you know that your eyes are full of tears even when you are not crying? You will experience a gritty or stinging sensation, as well as redness in your eyes if you have dry eyes. These tears provide lubrication and moisture to help keep your eyes comfortable and help you see.
While wearing glasses or contact lenses to correct myopia isn’t a problem, it can be limiting in some circumstances, for example, when swimming or playing some sports. Myopia is also a progressive condition which means that without treatment it will get worse. People with high myopia are more likely to experience issues with the health of their eyes, including problems like macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma. Slowing its progression is strongly recommended among experts, and one way of doing this is through a fairly new treatment called orthokeratology, or Ortho-K for short.
A lot of people have blurry vision and other issues due to nearsightedness and other refractive errors. For some of them, wearing a pair of eyeglasses is the ideal method of vision correction. But others also wear glasses to look smarter or complete their new look. Whether you're looking for new eyewear to see better or make a fashion statement, there are four things you must consider.
One of the most annoying things that happen to people who wear eyeglasses is the issue of fogging. This is the situation where the glasses become foggy, rendering the wearer virtually blind. Whether the fogginess occurs on a hot, cold, or snowy day, it can be very inconvenient for the wearer. Lens fogging is caused by a sudden change in room air or climate. The previously clear lens becomes opaque, becoming an instant obstruction.