A Closer Look At Corrective And Cosmetic Lenses: Understanding Your Options

A Comprehensive Guide To Corrective And Cosmetic Lenses


For years contact lenses have helped people to see the world better. There are definitive advantages of contact lenses over spectacles which include:

– Taking care of the weight on your nose, especially if you need a high correction which can end up being thick and heavy.

– They give you all-round vision as your peripheral vision is not restricted by your spectacle frame.

– They allow you to easily wear your off-the-shelf swimming goggles or squash goggles for comfort, good vision, and safety.

– They allow you to play your sport without any hindrance.

– They offer you the chance of not having to wear spectacles on special occasions or social events.

Apart from correcting the obvious short-sightedness and astigmatism, contact lenses are used to correct keratoconus which, in the middle-to-late stages, is not corrected by spectacles. Contact lenses used to be available only in hard plastic material. They have now evolved to allow oxygen to the eyes and therefore safer to wear for longer periods. They are also far more comfortable to wear and also easier to care for.

It is imperative to have your eyes examined by a professional to check whether you are suitable to wear contact lenses. Once you obtain them, you need to be checked regularly to ensure there are no adverse effects on the eye as a result of contact lens wear. As long as one follows the advice from a professional optometrist regarding the wearing schedule and cleaning regime of contact lenses, they should be perfectly safe to wear.



Ever wanted to change the colour of your eyes but wondered whether you would cope with the lenses? Or wanted to change your image for that special occasion or a theme party? Well, it is easier than you ever thought.

Nowadays, contact lenses are not simply corrective but are also fashionable and complement your attire. The best part is that they are made of materials that are comfortable to wear and easy to care for.

It is important to see an optometrist before you try these contact lenses. The optometrist needs to confirm that you are a suitable candidate by performing an eye examination, checking for any abnormalities of the cornea, ensuring your general health is good, and that the correct lenses are fitted to match the curvature of your eyes. One must also be taught how to insert and remove these lenses and the correct procedure to follow in cleaning and wearing them. Buying these lenses off the shelf and avoiding the fitting charges to save costs is certainly not a good idea.

There are various brands of coloured lenses available nowadays. These can be disposable (usually lasting one month) or designed to be used for upto one year.

So, if you want to make the most of your beauty, or change the way the world sees you, talk to your eye care professional about the latest innovations in cosmetic contact lenses.




Eyeris The Optometrists

EYERIS always aims at exceeding expectations. When you become a patient of this practice, the health of your eyes will be their first concern, the second being to get the best possible visual performance for all your lifestyle needs.

Meet The Team

With a team of optometrists and dispensing opticians who specialize in visual correction and thorough care of the eyes, Eyeris has the latest techniques and equipment used in examining and safeguarding one’s sight.


Vision and Style being their driving words, EYERIS is committed to setting a standard of excellence. The practice prides itself with the latest advances in eye health care practices having an array of the most up-to-date vision care technology.

Some of the services and products include routine eye examinations for persons of all ages; thorough retinal examination using advanced technology; dispensing of spectacles by professionals who will advise you on the choice of the frame with comfort and cosmesis in mind; designer and budget eyewear; contact lens fitting, including specialized lenses for astigmatism and keratoconus and low visual aids.

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