Thank God I don’t wear glasses or lens.
That means I never had to refrain myself from sitting in the window seat in the bus on a windy day or go through the paraphernalia of caring for them or live in the fear of scratching them. One of my friends perhaps found it hard to remove her ‘contacts’ and soak them in the liquids especially in the train and the bus during those long study tours from college. It is fun to observe how the glasses of college girls vanish by the time they reach their marital age. Perhaps it is just vanity or the desire to get rid of those huge thickening glasses and to add a girlish charm to your face with an invisible contact?
Types of Lenses
Contact lens can be corrective, cosmetic or therapeutic depending on the individual needs. The corrective contact lens replace the conventional spectacles as they are more convenient than them. They are great during physical activities as there is no danger of your contacts falling off and breaking or your child snatching it off as you hold her up. Further, they provide a wider area of vision than glasses, a comfortable fit and are not easily affected by weather conditions like rain. Additionally, they do not give you dark circles, dark areas of abrasion in the T-zone and black heads around the nose which conventional glasses may otherwise give.
Cosmetic contact lenses add a special look to your eyes with their deliberately added color. Therapeutic ones attend to the non-refractive disorders of the eye by aiding the treatment procedure. Some conditions like dry eyes, erosion and keratitis are treated using contact lens. There are contact lenses in the market which are designed to block UV light too. They protect the cornea from the UV light. They can be worn with sunglasses (that protects the entire eyes) for added protection from the sun. Wow!
Eye make-up with lens
My friend, whom I talked about in the first paragraph, finds it hard to combine lens and eye make-up. She does not wear any complicated eye make-up like mascara or eye shadow but the basics, kajal or eye liner. She curses under her breath as the eye liner tends to stick on to the lens spoiling her vision.
It is better not to wear eye-make-up with contact lens. But if you cannot do without it on a special occasion try this:
It is important to take care of your contacts so that it can take care of your eyes.
- Aparna K V