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Frequently Asked Questions

ARE CONTACT LENSES SAFE FOR KIDS?

Yes, contacts are safe for kids. The human eye can tolerate contact lenses at a very early age. An important factor in determining if contact lenses are safe for your child is confirming how willing he/she is to wear contacts responsibly and take proper care of them. Generally, children as young as 8 years old are mature enough to handle contact lenses.

WHAT IS PRESBYOPIA?

Presbyopia means having difficulty in seeing close up for people 40 years and older. Near vision starts weakening.

WHAT SPECIAL COATINGS DO I NEED FOR MY COMPUTER GLASSES?

If you are one who spends long hours working at a computer screen, tablet or smart phone, you should be looking at Blue Control coating for your lenses. Hoya Blue Control helps neutralise the blue light emitted by LCD and LED screens preventing eye fatigue and eye strain and even sleeplessness.

WHAT IS A CATARACT?

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens which lies behind the iris and the pupil. The lens in the human eye works just like a camera lens, focusing light onto the retina at the back of the eye and thus providing a focused image. Initially a cataract has little or no effect on your vision. You may notice your vision is slightly blurred. Some people experience more glare from oncoming headlights when driving at night and colours may not appear as bright.

WHAT ARE PHOTOCHROMATIC LENSES?

These lenses, when exposed to ultraviolet light become darker and change colour to brown or grey. They look like tinted lenses in bright sunlight.

WHAT ARE TYPICAL SIGNS INDICATING A CHILD’S VISION NEEDS CORRECTION?

These include excessive tearing, sitting too close to TV or holding a book too close, using a finger to follow along while reading, squinting, frequent eye rubbing and sensitivity to light.

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