For kids and teenagers, trying contact lenses for the first time can be both a scary and exciting experience. Most first-timers and their parents will have lots of questions about trying contact lenses. What age is appropriate for trying contacts for the first time? What type of lenses should be worn? Are there any risks? The truth is that the answers to these questions varies from person to person. There are many factors to consider and to discuss with your optometrist before trying contact lenses. Continue reading to learn more about them.
The optical system of the eye is responsible for how light focuses on the retina. If the shape of the eye prevents light from focusing properly, objects may appear blurry or out of focus. This problem is known as refractive error, and millions of people are affected by it. While there are many misconceptions about it, astigmatism is simply a form of refractive error. Just like nearsightedness or farsightedness, astigmatism can be easily fixed by glasses or contact lenses. Continue reading to learn more about astigmatism, and to debunk many of the usual misconceptions about this common form of refractive error.