LAHORE, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 3rd Augst,2016) : Senior ophthalmologist Prof. Idrees Adhi has warned against possibility of irreversible damage to eye sight due to indiscriminate use of contact lenses. Head of Ophthalmology Department at a private hospital of the city, Prof Idrees while talking to APP here said growing trend to wear contact lenses as a fashion accessory or otherwise led to frequent instances of eye related trauma. Responding to a question, he said use of contact lenses is not advisable for every one and people, prior to the use of eye lenses, must necessarily get their eyes duly examined by a qualified eye specialist.
"People with complaint of arthritis, joint problems, glaucoma, allergy and dryness in eye must not use contact lenses under any condition," he said. To another question, he said humid environmental condition coupled with high pollution levels in our country has made application of contact lenses quite hazardous. "The situation gets more aggravated due to rampant indifference towards hygiene by the users," commented the doctor. Prof. Adhi while referring to the cases brought to him said they usually included young girls. He regretted absence of any regulatory authority and non-existent arrangement for registration adding that these gaps encouraged smuggling in of contact lenses and their vigorous marketing at the cost of eyesight.