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10 Crazy Things Contacts Can Do

        Health | Eye

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Therapeutic Bandage
Contacts can serve as bandages, protecting eyes after injury or surgical procedures, and even administering medications. © Creatas/Thinkstock
Contacts can serve as bandages, protecting eyes after injury or surgical procedures, and even administering medications. © Creatas/Thinkstock

Not only can contact lenses deliver sight-saving medication to glaucoma patients as we just discussed, they can also act as therapeutic bandages after eye surgeries such as photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) or LASIK surgery. They can also offer bandage care for other eye diseases or injury such as corneal ulcers, chronic eye infections or chemical burns.

These special soft contact lenses are made of silicone-hydrogel hybrid polymers, which supply oxygen and moisture to the eye. They help promote tissue healing, reduce irritation, increase corneal protection during the healing process and deliver antibiotics and pain medications directly to the affected area.


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