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Month: August 2016

Choosing And Taking Care Of Circle Lenses

Choosing and taking care of circle lenses requires that you have some knowledge unlike wearing it. Most people will find that part of wearing circle lens quite easy. It’s important that you get to know how to choose the ideal circle lenses for yourself on and how to take care of it as these two factors greatly contribute to circle lens hygiene. The eye is a very delicate part of the body hence we need to be cautious when dealing with it. This article will take you through some of the factors you need to consider when choosing the right circle lens, how to take care of the and some of the misconceptions associated with circle lens.

Choosing the right type of circle lens

Water content – water content is a factor that determines the quality of the lens. The lens water content should not be too high or too low. A high lens water content leads to dry eye as most of the moisture in the eye will be absorbed by such lens. This will in turn lead to discomfort in the eye. On the other hand, low moisture content will lead to poor aeration hence less oxygen permeability. The ideal lens water content should be about 50 to 60 percent.

Lens diameter – this is simply the lens size. A wide lens diameter will give you a big eye effect. With the lens diameter, you will get a better insight of the size of the lens together with its iris coverage. The other lens aspect that very as much affects the lens size is the limbal ring. The limbal ring is a major factor when it comes to the enlargement of the lens. Small diameter lenses can have quite a big enlargement as a result of the limbal ring effect. This simply means that when shopping, you need to pay attention to the limbal ring as much as you pay attention to the diameter.

Base curve – the lens base curve is the other major factor. You can simply visit an eye doctor to know the kind of base curve lens will fit your eye. Not getting the base curve right may lead to a lot of discomforts when considering circle lenses.


You will need extra care of the lens because it comes in contact with the eye. To completely avoid chances of getting exposed to bacterial infection, you need to always wash your hands when in contact with the lens. If you feel any discomfort just after wearing them, then you will have to remove the circle lenses and inspect them for any tear.

There are a number of misconceptions surrounding circle lens. The first being that they a bad for the eyes and may cause blindness. This is not true as there are equal chances of going blind with circle lenses as there are with other types of lenses. The other one regards the length to which you are allowed to wear contact lenses. Like any other lenses, you can only wear circle lenses for up to 8 hours. This applies to all the lenses. With this information, you can now choose the right lens and manage to take care of it.