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  • Out Patient Section:

    High Court Junction
    Banerji Road,
    Cochin 31.
    Kerala, India.

  • Surgical Wing & OP Section:

    Near Vimalalayam,
    Chittoor Road
    Cochin 18, Kerala, India.

    High Court Jn: (0484) 235 4452
    Kacheripady: (0484) 329 3051
    Mobile : (91) 94467 07272
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Spectacles are the oldest method of treating short sight. It is probably the easiest way to over come short sight. It is not with out disadvantages or dangers. To many, wearing spectacles is a stigma. Others find it difficult to wear them. If involved in an accident, the glasses can break and pierce the eyeball and cause complications. Of course, chances are very remote.

Fitting right lenses on a suitable frame for a person needs a lot of knowledge of refraction. Spectacles, when fitted under the direct supervision of a doctor, will get you the perfect match.

Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses are another way of treating short sight. Small plastic lenses are fitted over the cornea in between the eyelids by the myopic person. These lenses are only 10 mm to 14 mm in diameter. These lenses cannot be easily seen by another person. The natural look of the person is preserved with contact lenses. The contact lenses have to be worn in the morning and removed in the evening. The lenses have to be cleaned and stored in a special solution. There are some extended wear contact lenses available, which are intended to be worn for a week continuously. But these lenses have so much of complications that they are not recommended anymore.

The contact lenses are difficult to be handled by an elderly person. These lenses if not cleaned properly, will collect dirt and cause infection to the cornea. Corneal infections can cause reduced vision. Allergy is another common cause of irritation for contact lens wearers. Generally it is well tolerated by young individuals who care for their good looks.

Mainly there are four types of contact lenses available:

1. Soft.

2. Semi-soft (Rigid Gas-permeable Lenses).

3. Coloured Contact Lenses.

4. Disposable Contact Lenses.

Soft lenses are very thin and bends like a plastic paper. They are very comfortable to wear and patients get used to the lenses in no time. Unlike the semi-soft lenses they do not fall off the eyes very easily. But being very thin, they tend to tear if not handled carefully. The average life of soft contact lens is about two years.

Semi soft lenses {rigid gas-permeable lenses (RGP)} are thicker and as the name suggests, are rigid. They are not as comfortable to wear as the soft lenses. These lenses tend to fly off the eyes in windy weather. The life of a semi-soft contact lens is longer than that of a soft lens.

Coloured contact lenses are soft lenses available with different powers and colours. When worn the eyes become blue, green, brown, red, etc. depending on the colour of the lens. They are expensive but are great to give special effects on to the eye.

Disposable contact lenses are the most hygienic contact lenses to use. These lenses are replaced every month with new lenses so that there is hardly any dirt build up on the lens. By the time dirt starts building up they are disposed off and are replaced with fresh pair of contact lenses. These lenses are ideal for people who don't have enough time to clean their contact lenses.

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