The Care, Where, Brands, and Cost of eye contact lens in Nigeria

The Care, Where, Brands, and Cost of eye contact lens in Nigeria, how much is contact lens in Nigeria?

Contact lenses are now an alternative to eye glasses. Millions of people wear contacts lenses to  correct  some form of visual problems. You will also agree that there is now a cosmetic angle to the wearing of contact lenses because it gives the eyes special colours especially blue.

The Care, Where, Brands, and Cost of eye contact lens in Nigeria
An eye contact lens.  Credit: Twitter

The purpose of this article is to educate us on the cost of contact lens in Naira and even the brands of contact lenses in Nigeria. Beautiful before then, I think enlightening you on how to best take care of your contact lens is also very important.

The risk and how to take care of your eyes and the lens

Contact lenses have evolved from an innovative optical aid to an indispensable fashion wearables.

It’s worrisome because more patients are presenting to the clinic because of eye infection caused by this lenses.

This part is dedicated to the precautionary steps in using contact lens.

1) DO NOT SLEEP WITH YOUR LENSES ON

It can Upwards arrow risk for infection because:

-Airborne bacteria in the lens

-Low oxygen when eyes are closed

2) TAKE OFF YOUR LENS WHEN SWIMMING

Pool water are full of bacteria. Swimming with your lenses is like inviting them into your eye.

3)TAKE CARE OF YOUR LENS HYGIENE

Remember!

You’re putting a foreign object to your eye. Any infection/irritant could easily be introduced here.

3a) WEAR YOUR LENS IN A DRY AREA

-Wear your lens outside the bathroom where it’s not humid. Bathrooms are generally damp and full of bacteria.

3b) ENSURE HANDS ARE DRY BEFORE WEARING LENSES

Tap water are not sterile. Hence, putting your lenses with a wet hand can introduce bugs to it.

3c) DO NOT WASH YOUR LENS WITH TAP WATER

-Do invest on lens cleaning solution

-Rub the lenses on you palm to rub off dirt & other debris.

Acanthamoeba contacts the eye contact lens

3d) DO NOT RE-USE LENS CLEANING SOLUTION FOR THE SECOND TIME.

-It’s dirty, it’s disgusting… Enough said.

4) TRY NOT TO WEAR YOUR LENSES FOR TOO LONG IN A DAY.

-Sure, beauty is pain but your eyes need oxygen too. So be mindful of it.

5) BE SURE TO DISPOSE THEM WHEN THEIR SHELF LIFE IS DUE.

6) LEARN THE PROPER TECHNIQUES TO WEAR LENSES TO PREVENT CORNEAL INJURY.

Seek the Doctor if:

-Eyes are persistently RED & uncomfortable

-Blurring of vision

-Eye pain

-Eye discomfort with light exposure

Eye redness from contact lens
Eye redness from contact lens

Also, many people only remember to clean the contact lenses and neglect the cleaning of the contact lens case. If the case is not cleaned, the lenses could quickly be contaminated by the bacteria in the case. After taking out the lenses from the case, do not store the case in humid conditions as this promotes bacterial growth that may be difficult to eradicate.

Brands of contact lenses in Nigeria

It is true that every eye care patient has their preferences for contact lenses. Some patients prefer blue colored contact lenses, and other patients may prefer daily disposable contacts. That’s why every contact lenses brand that your eye doctor select is prescribed with your unique eye health history and style tastes in mind. Theae are the common brands of contact lenses in Nigeria:

➡️Acuvue
➡️Acuvue Oasys
➡️Air Optix (Multifocal for presbyopia, Toric for astigmatism)
➡️Avaira
➡️Biofinity
➡️Biofinity Toric
➡️Clariti
➡️Opticom contact lens
➡️Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus
➡️Dailies Total One
➡️Encore Premium
➡️Proclear
➡️SofLens
➡️Synergeyes (Astigmatism, Multifocal for presbyopia and specialty for keratoconus)
➡️Fresh Look Colour Blend Contact Lenses ➡️Complete Pack- Contact Lens
➡️Freshtone Contact Lenses
➡️Extended wear contact lens
➡️Freshlook Colour Blend Contact Lenses All in ➡️One Pack(Blue)
➡️Freshlook Sleek Colourblends Beautiful ➡️Contact Lenses – Multi Colour
➡️Colour Blend Contact Lenses Complete Pack-Contact Lens.
➡️Contact Lenses.
➡️Freshkon Contact Lenses.

How much does contact lenses cost in Nigeria?

How much is contact lens in Nigeria? Unless for the cosmetic type, contact lenses are quite affordable. The cost of  eye contact lens in Nigeria ranges from #10,000 – #75,000 Naira or less. The price of contact lenses also depends of the brand. In places like Lagos, Port Harcourt or Abuja, cost of contact lens can be as #100,000 Naira depending on your location. The amount quoted hers also include the eye doctor fees.

Where can I buy contact lenses in Nigeria?

It is simple, you can order contact lenses from online supermarkets like Jumia, Jiji, Alibaba, Amazon etc. Contact lenses are also sold in some reputable private eye clinic and even some big pharmacy stores. In Lagos and Abuja, kindly walk to any of the established eye clinics and buy one. Please only buy the contact lens your eye doctor recommends to improve your vision.

Helmi Senpai

Myeyedr

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