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Why Sharing Contact Lenses May Endanger Your Eyesight.

The use of contact lenses has increased significantly with more people abandoning the framed eye glasses for what looks modern and attractive. In the same vein however, there has been a trend that has been emerging which has been worrying many including the optical specialists. Out of personal preference or otherwise, people have started sharing contact lenses. While this may seem cool and fashionable, there are some dangers that are associated with it. Teenagers especially, have found that colored and costume contact lenses are more of accessories than medical devices that require a very high level of hygiene. The emergence of contact lens sharing has resulted inincreased reported cases of eye infections and complications. Graduating from mild infections, some of these cases have escalated into allergic reactions, eye abrasions and other severe optical infections. Below is a look at some of these infections and the dangers they can pose to those affected. Read More »

The Needlessly Blinds’ Impact On The World.

The number of visually impaired individuals around the world is staggering. It is not just staggering in quantity, though that could be reason enough, but it is also staggering because there are so many people considered blind that only need one thing that many people take for granted: glasses. Vision impairment affects individuals on very minute levels, but it also is affecting the entire community on a global level. In Asia, where many countries are starting to come forward in the world as powerful countries, such as China and Japan, the numbers are also saddening. Read More »

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