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Contact lenses are thin, clear plastic disks you wear in your eye to improve your vision. Contacts float on the tear film that covers your cornea.

What are Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses are thin, clear plastic disks you wear in your eye to improve your vision. Contacts float on the tear film that covers your cornea.

Like eyeglasses, contact lenses correct vision problems caused by refractive errors. A refractive error is when the eye does not refract (bend or focus) light properly into the eye resulting in a blurred image.

What are the types of Contact lenses?

The different types of Contact lenses are:

  1. Soft Contact lenses (SCL)
  2. Rigid Gas Permeable lenses (RGP)
  3. X-Chrome Contact Lenses
  4. Coloured Contact Lenses
  5. Scleral Lens


What are Soft Contact Lenses (SCL)?

Soft contact lenses are composed of malleable plastic polymers. They are very flexible and, when fit properly, will form to the cornea (the front surface of the eye). They are the most commonly worn type of contact lenses.

Advantages of Soft Contact Lenses:

  • Greater initial comfort than hard or RGP lenses.
  • Shorter adaptation period for new wearers.
  • Ideal for intermittent wear
  • Less susceptible to the intrusion of foreign objects under the lens, such as dust.
  • Less sensitivity to light than with hard or RGP lenses.
  • Rarely fall out of the eye, making them ideal for sports, particularly contact sports such as football or basketball.
  • Available in tinted versions.


Disadvantages of Soft Contact Lenses:

  • Less durable than hard or RGP lenses.
  • May dry out, causing discomfort for some, especially under a hair dryer, in hot rooms, or in windy, dry weather.
  • More involved lens care, especially for conventional soft lenses.
  • Susceptible to more protein or lipid deposits, that reduces lens performance in the long term.
  • May absorb chemicals from the environment, which can cause irritation.


What are Rigid Gas Permeable lenses (RGP)?

Newer RGP lenses offer the advantage of allowing more oxygen to pass through to the eye. They are often referred to as oxygen permeable lenses and are available in daily wear and extended wear options.

Advantages of Rigid Gas Permeable lenses (RGP)

  • Clear, crisp vision
  • Correct most corneal astigmatism
  • Good durability
  • Good handling characteristics
  • Easier care system than soft contact lenses


Disadvantages of Rigid Gas Permeable lenses (RGP)

  • Less initial comfort than soft lenses.
  • Longer adaptation period required than soft lenses.
  • More easily dislodged.
  • More susceptible to the intrusion of foreign objects under the lens, such as dust.
  • Can scratch and break.


What are X-Chrome Contact Lenses?
Colour deficiency is a condition characterized by colour confusion and the inability to discriminate between certain colours. Their altered colour perception is due to a malfunction in the retina of the trichromatic-three-receptor colour (red, green, and blue) vision system.
X-Chrome contact lens is a red contact lens worn in one eye and is used to overcome red-green colour vision deficiencies.

Its principle is to create what is referred to as retinal rivalry, which results in the brain being able to better distinguish between shades of colour.
As the red contact lens is only carried in one eye(non-dominating eye), the patient can compare different contrasts between the two eyes. The lens is named the “X-Chrome” lens because the gene that causes the problem is carried on the X chromosome
Its principle is to create what is referred to as retinal rivalry, which results in the brain being able to better distinguish between shades of colour.

Who needs colour vision enhancement lenses?

  • law enforcement,
  • the electronic and computer industries,
  • graphic and fine arts,
  • textiles,
  • transportation
  • scientific fields.


For children and adults, to eliminate many of the academic challenges with colour-coded learning and teaching materials. In addition, these lenses are ideal for colourblind people who want to improve the quality of many recreational activities.

What are Scleral Lens?
Scleral contacts are noticeably larger than standard gas permeable (GP) contacts and have a diameter equal to or greater than that of soft contact lenses. The smallest sclerals are approximately 14.5 mm in diameter, and the largest can be up to 24 mm. They are larger than conventional GP lenses, scleral lenses are more stable on the eye. They also provide initial comfort similar to soft lenses.

Are You a Good Candidate for Scleral lenses? Generally, anyone interested in achieving the best vision possible with contact lenses can be a candidate for scleral lenses. But scleral GP lenses are particularly helpful for the following conditions:

  • Irregular corneas. Vision problems caused by an irregularly shaped cornea — whether naturally occurring, due to an eye condition such as keratoconus, or resulting from eye surgery — typically cannot be fully corrected with glasses or soft contact lenses. Scleral lenses typically will provide sharper vision for these eyes.
  • Hard-to-fit eyes. If your eyes cannot be comfortably fitted with conventional GP lenses or the shape of your eye causes the lenses to dislodge too easily from your eyes (during sports, for example), scleral lenses can provide a more comfortable and secure fit.
  • Dry eyes. If your eyes are too dry for conventional contact lenses, scleral lenses can help. In particular, the generous space between the back surface of full scleral lenses and the cornea acts as a tear reservoir to keep the front of your eye more moist and comfortable.
  • In addition to keratoconus, scleral contact lenses can be used for eyes that have undergone a cornea transplant, and for people with severe dry eyes caused by conditions such as Sjogren's syndrome, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.


What are Coloured Contact Lenses?

Coloured contact lenses are the most stylish update of existing versions that allows the instant transformation of the entire appearance of the wearer by changing the colour of the pupil. Modern colour contact lenses are available in a wide range of natural colors that compliment your natural beauty. Contact lenses can be worn by anyone and anywhere, whether at work, any casual event or to a party or Halloween kind of occasions. People also transform their looks with Coloured Lenses. People with vision problems like astigmatism can also wear specially designed toric coloured lenses.

What are the types of Colored Contact lenses?

  • Prescription color contacts: They are made to correct your myopia or near- nearsightedness, Hypermetropia or farsightedness, astigmatism etc. They not only correct your vision but enhance your looks as well.
  • Plano color contacts: They are not meant for vision correction and are purely worn for cosmetic purposes. They just change your eye color and in turn, your looks.


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