Contact lenses cause damage to eye sight.
LAHORE, March 11, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Indiscriminate use of
contact lenses can cause irreversible damage to eye sight, said senior
Ophthalmologist Prof. Dr Zahid Kamal Siddiqui. He said that growing
trend to use contact lenses as fashion accessory led to frequent
instances of eye related trauma. In reply to a question, he said the use
of contact lenses was not advisable for everyone and people prior to use
lenses must get their eyes duly examined by a qualified eye specialist.
People with complaints of arthritis, joint problem, glaucoma, allergy
and dryness in eye must not apply contact lenses under any condition he
added. To another question, he said the use of lenses in humid weather
coupled with high pollution levels in the country hazardous for eyes.
The situation gets all the more aggravated due to rampant indifference
towards hygiene by the users, commented the doctor. Referring to the
cases brought to him Dr Zahid said victims of contact lenses induced eye
trauma brought to him usually comprise young girls.
(THROUGH ASIA PULSE)