- Dec 21, 2012
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You are buying at your own risk because you don't know the laws that protect you. Contact lenses are prescription only medical devices. you have to be prescribed for a particular brand/model of contact lens. you don't suka suka change from brand A to brand B to brand c. Or daily to monthly to biweekly.
Lenses are "safe" as long as they are imported by the company registered to import that particular brand under HSA. "safe" doesn't mean free from risks. it just means that there is a standard protocol for recall of products should there be a problem.
For lenses to be safe, they have to be prescribed for you. AND I MEAN FOR YOU ONLY. you don't go around borrowing contact lenses from friends, buying lenses online, reusing expired lenses or collecting them from the bin (or any sort of **** people do) when you run out just because they have the same power. Every brand/model fit differently on every eye. Your optometrist must assess the lens movement on your eye, follow you up after a period of lens adaptation. Thereafter, you can then safely say it is suitable for your eyes.
In order to be 100% safe, you yourself must be compliant in the lens cleaning and hand cleaning regime. the fit can be optimum for you but if you are not diligent in keeping your hands/lenses/case/solution clean you are still treading in the danger zone.
Comfortable does not mean its suitable. comfortable can also mean that the lenses are too tight.
You don't go blind because of an eyesore. Eye sore can be due to loads of issues.
-Can be due to improper cleaning (usually the case)
-Dirty lens case (people keep their lens cases for years when its supposed to be replaced monthly)
-contaminated solution (people dont replace solution in the case daily, keep solution bottles for years when they should discard it every month)
-Dirty individual - the list goes on and on and on including using saliva to re-wet lenses
-Improper fitting lenses (too tight/too lose)
-Conjunctivitis (inflammation of the covering over the white part of the eye due to the above reasons with/without infection)
-Cornea ulcer aka Keratitis (inflammation of the transparent tissue [you see through that and your contact lenses rests on it the whole frikin day blocking its oxygen and nutrient supply] over the black part of the eye due to the above reasons with/without infection)
The red one is the reason people go blind with contact lenses. you can get conjunctivitis then leading on to a keratitis which is why I highlighted both
I really appreciate your advice and putting much effort to raise awareness of how detrimental can contact lenses be if they are not properly taken care of.
yes. im having comfortable lenses that i bought from bangkok. but i do rinse them with solution and scrub them everytime i take them off. even before using them i rinse them again with solution. i would this is my daily routine.
would this be ideal enough?