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Benefits for Techies to Wear Contact Lenses

People of all ages require correction to their eyesight and it seems individuals that sit in front of computer screens for a good portion of their day are not immune. Let’s look at various options available to these people when they are working. With things like virtual reality becoming more and more prevalent; wearing contacts over regular eyewear seems to be a great solution.  When you are testing or wearing the headpiece used in the VR world, glasses can inhibit your enjoyment of the game.

Contact lenses offer a palatable solution to this problem because they can be worn for days, weeks or months without having to change them.  However, one must be careful to take care of them according to instructions.  Otherwise, the wearer could end up with various eye problems as a result of improper use.

There are several types of contact lenses:  Soft contact lenses, Hard contact lenses and Hybrid lenses.  Generally speaking, soft contact lens is soft to touch.  They can tear but don’t break.  They need to remain wet.  They are replaced once a day.  They are oxygen permeable. They can have a torque lens or a bifocal lens.  Hard contact lens is hard to the touch and has very little flexibility.  Hard contact lenses last longer and they can break. Hard contact lenses are used to correct Irregular corneas and stigmatism.    Hard contact lenses can be difficult to fit.

Hybrid lenses part hard and soft lens. The center of lens is hard. The outside is soft.  They last about six months. They are highly durable.

 

 

Contact lenses need to be replaced because of the possibility of infection and durability based on their schedule of care.  Luckily, companies like 1800contacts exist. They offer their customers various manufacturers of contact lenses and once you have your prescription they can automate your refill process so you will never be without replacement contacts.  Simply add your prescription to your account. Ordering is easy and they have free shipping.  Payments can be made via credit card or through a flexible spending account which takes money out of your paycheck pre-tax and is reimbursed for qualifying medical expenses.

So free yourself and don’t worry about breaking your glasses while playing VR games.  You won’t regret it.