Before wearing contact lens we should have our eye fitted for contact lenses otherwise we can have infection. Why we need contact lens fitted? Its because everyone has different shape and size of the eye therefore contact lens fitting is a must. Whether you use it for fashion or to get rid of your glasses either way we need to take good care of our eye. Most people in ASIA have open access to contact lenses that they can purchased over the counter or over the internet. By doing so you are putting your eye health at risk. We have studied a lot of cases regarding this issue because its quite alarming that people buy them because they are cheap and fashionable specially that it has a lot of colors and designs. Contact lens needs prescription because Contact lenses are a medical device which need monitoring by your eye specialist. Although the risk of complication to an individual patient is small, it is real. 6% of contact lens wearers will have a complication annually. It is important that diagnosis and treatment of complications happen rapidly to prevent vision loss. In the Philippines, Japan, Korea, and some other parts of Asia have a lot of brand of contact lenses that are not license that cause eye problem. Its cheap but we should not risk fashionable things in order to make our eye look good for a moment but it exchange of vision loss, blindness and some serious eye problem. This infection includes, irritation, swelling, pus, red eye, fungal and keratitis.
During eye exam fitting the eye specialist would determine the diameter of your pupil, the base curve and the power of the eye the glasses power is not the same as the contact lens power it will be a little difference. There are contact lenses for different types of eye problem like astigmatism, presbyopia, etc there are some eye problem that can be fix by wearing contact lenses.
here are some of the trusted license contact lense brands
baushch & lomb
License manufacturers are
Johnson & johnson
baushch & lomb
I have a friend who have been using contacts over the counter for fashion. She has 20/20 vision just this haloween she wear this NEW LOOK CONTACT LENSES and in just a span 2-4 hours her eye went red and there are some pus in the its been days still her eyes are red when I ask her question I got where the problem came from. That why contact lens fitting and good quality contact lenses and a pair of contact lenses solution is a must no matter how expensive they are dont risk your eye. The Acuve here in the states cost around 18.99 for 6 pcs good for 6 weeks - 8 weeks.