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Looking for contact lenses treatment in Addis Ababa ? Look no further.

At Addis Ababa Eye Clinic, we offer high quality contact lenses prescription for various eye conditions including but not limited to Presbyopia, Myopia, Astigmatism, Hyperopia tailored for improving your eyesight.

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Price of contact lenses in Addis Ababa

The average price of contact lenses in Addis Ababa ranges from 6,000 Birr to 20,000 Birr. 

Visit the Addis Ababa Eye Clinic to get your contact lenses prescription today.

Introduction

Contact lenses are thin, clear plastic disks you wear in your eye to improve your vision.

A contact lens is suited over the cornea of the eye to correct vision issues such as myopia, hyperopia or astigmatism. There are two common types of contact lenses : Soft contact lenses and Rigid gas permeable hard lenses.

Who are contact lenses recommended for ?

Nowadays, almost everybody can benefit from contact lens wear.

Generally, it is advised for children to start wearing contact lenses not any lower than the ages of 11 – 14 years old.

Adults that like discrete and comfortable vision correction options also can choose contact lenses instead of eyeglasses.

Examination, diagnosis and Prescription of contact lenses

The opthalmogist will measure your eyes to assure that you get proper fitting lenses.

The optometrist will measure the diopters and make you the prescription.

Once your contact lenses are ready, Your ophthalmologist will perform special tests during a contact lens exam to assess your vision with contacts.

An instrument named as a slit lamp will be used to inspect your cornea and other ocular tissues, under resolution magnification.

The slit lamp will also aid your ophthalmologist to assess how precise your contact lenses will fit, as the magnification accredits a precise view of the alignment of the lens as it sits on your cornea.

Eye diseases for which lenses can be prescribed

There are four common eye diseases that can be corrected with contact leans:

Myopia (Nearsightedness): You can see near objects clearly, but the farther the objects the hazier they look.

Hyperopia (Farsightedness): Objects found at distance appear clear, while things found near you look hazy.

Astigmatism: An issue with the shape of your cornea (or lens) causes hazy or distorted vision.

Presbyopia: Your eyes begin to lose the ability to focus on objects nearby you (an age-related condition).

Contact lenses vs. Eyeglasses

 

Advantages

Disadvantages

Eyeglasses

  • Better for Children
  • Protection of your eyes from foreign objects
  • Convenient Corrective Eyewear Option
  • Fair price
  • Easy to Maintain
  • Great Accessory for Fashion.
  • Hazy vision for a little time after the change of prescription.
  • Choice of frames is very crucial for beauty of the glasses.
  • Cold weather conditions causes fog on the glass.
  • Discomfort can be caused by the frames pressuring the nose.
  • Can leave marks on the nose and each side of the face(where the eyeglasses arms stay)
  • May fall off the face or slide down the nose
  • Can scratch easily due to poor maintenance

Contact Lenses

  • Discrete
  • Offers better correction because the lense are in direct contact with the eyes with no gap between
  • More convenient for doing sports
  • Weather problems won’t cloud your vision
  • No eyeglasses marks on the face
  • Can be made to give a new color to the eye if required(blue eyes, green eyes, gray etc…)
  • Lenses can be lost or broken
  • Maintenance can be difficult especially for children
  • Foreign bodies can enter your eyes as usual, no protection on this side
  • It is dangerous to scratch eyes with lenses ON. May cause eye injury.

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Conclusion

Please consult our optometrists at Addis Ababa Eye Clinic for your contact lenses prescription and fitting. Contact us to get more information at +251 903461653

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