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A contact lens is a small plastic or silicone disc-shaped lens that is placed on the cornea of the eye to correct eyesight problems. Contact lenses may also be used for cosmetic reasons - for example, to change the appearance of eye colour - or they may be prescribed following cataract eye surgery. More than three million people in the UK wear contact lenses without any problems. However, it is important to follow directions for correct lens care carefully to avoid vision-threatening complications. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about contact lenses, how to wear them, how to care for them, and much more.

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Implanted contacts can be used to treat myopia and astigmatism.

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