Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Circle Lenses: A Health Concern?

Today, a college friend approached me in the library's cafe to ask me about Physics. She suddenly interrupted her own question and remarked that I was wearing circle lenses. She then proceeded to tell me how they're bad for my eyes and that I shouldn't wear them for over 2-3 hours at a time. She said that oxygen is not getting to my eyes and my vision will deteriorate more. FDA has not approved circle lenses made in Asia.

I'm already a (-6.00, -6.00) from a family of glasses-wearers and I definitely don't take good care of my eyes. I stare at books and my computer screen all day long, sometimes nap or even fall asleep in them .. oops D: I also wear my 2-week normal contacts longer than I should ...

So basically I break every rule a contact lens wearer shouldn't : / Have my eyes fallen out? No. But I am interested in whether there are indeed more side effects of wearing circle lenses. I did some snooping around on the internet but didn't get any definite answers.

True, they are thicker and are supposed to last for a year, but does opaque colour over the iris matter? I personally think my circle lenses feel more comfortable than my normal contacts even.

What do you guys think?

How do you take care of your circle lenses and how long do you wear them each day? Have you ever gotten infections or seen your vision get significantly worse after a year?


Ken February 17, 2010 at 2:25 AM   said...

i heard about that too
but i still feel like i want to wear them for short periods of time
i am sure the ones from the major companies have circle lenses for their japanese branch
my gf showed me their site

Nicol February 17, 2010 at 4:40 PM   said...

i always change the solution everyday and use the sonic contact lense cleaner everday and use the strength clean once a week
i wear them for 12 hours everyday. i know. not recommended. but i havent got any infections and my vision hasnt gotten worse, as i had an eye test the other week. the perscription was exactly the same as last year. your vision will only get worse if you dont take good care of the lenses and wearing them 24/7. never wear them to sleep!

Audrey February 18, 2010 at 12:35 PM   said...

I can only wear mine for like an hr or 2, they get too uncomfy since I never wore contact lenses before!

My friends wear theirs alllll thhheee tiiimmeeee!

So if your eyes feel okay then I guess you could wear them longer :D

vk February 18, 2010 at 4:26 PM   said...

i heard circle lenses are bad. but they do vary with each wearer. my friend wore it once and she felt so uncomfortable after. but u seen comfortable in them.

(new followeR)

s February 18, 2010 at 5:06 PM   said...

Hehe cute pic!

We should start a shoe line! Size 5 ONLY!

The shoe clip is cool - the clip part is this metal thing that you bend backward to open, then bend the other way to close. We should design and sell custom shoe clips too haha!

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