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I'm thinking of changing from specs to contact lenses, am I likely to have any problems?

Answer: 

It is difficult to know precisely, however there are a few groups who experience difficulty wearing contact lenses. These include:

  • Those whose eyes are affected by severe allergies. 
  • Those who work in an environment with a lot of dust and chemicals. 
  • Those with an overactive thyroid. 
  • Those with uncontrolled diabetes. 
  • Those with severe arthritis. 
  • Those with overly dry eyes. 

Ask your optician for a contact lens examination to see whether you're suitable for contact lenses and, if so, to arrange a contact lens trial.

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