FAQs About Contact Lenses

What is presbyopia?
Presbyopia is the process that reduces the eye's ability to focus on objects close-up as we get older. This is a natural process that is gradual, usually starting to affect most people in their mid 40's, although you may notice this slightly earlier if you are long sighted. It is a totally natural process and is not affected by overwear or underwear of spectacles or contact lenses. Presbyopia is commonly referred to as "long sight of old age", although this is slightly misleading. Presbyopia can be present with long or short sight, as well as with astigmatism.

What are contact lenses?
What are "Hard" and "Soft" lenses?
Why does the cornea need Oxygen?
What are high water content lenses?
Why aren't all soft lenses high water content?
Do gas permeable contact lenses absorb water?
Which lenses are best?
What is astigmatism?
I have astigmatism - can I wear soft lenses?
What is presbyopia?
I have presbyopia - can I wear contact lenses?
What are disposable lenses?
Why are contact lens solutions needed?
Do I need to use protein-removing tablets?
Which solution is best for my lenses?
I've been told not to wear my lenses when in an aeroplane - why?
Can I swim in my contact lenses?
Do I still need spectacles if I wear contact lenses?
What is the difference between tinted and coloured lenses?

See also:
All About Contact Lenses
All About Vision
How to make a complaint