Contact Lenses Directory
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 color -- or they may be prescribed following cataract eye surgery. Millions of people wear contact lenses without any problems. But it is important to follow directions for proper lens care carefully to avoid vision-threatening complications. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about contact lenses, how to wear them, how to care for them, and much more.
LASEK Eye Surgery
WebMD looks at LASEK eye surgery, including its advantages and disadvantages and side effects.
Caring for Your Contact Lenses and Your Eyes
WebMD provides tips on caring for your contact lenses.
Presbyopia and Your Eyes
Learn about presbyopia, the natural decline in vision that often comes with age.
Low Vision and Your Eyes
Learn more from WebMD about low vision, an impairment that affects 14 million Americans.
Implantable Lenses: Help for Severe Myopia
Find out about implanted contact lenses that can help some people with severe nearsightedness, when LASIK isn't an option.
Painful Fashion: When Trendy = Torture
High heels, huge handbags, tight jeans, and decorative contacts may be in style, but they also can take a toll on your body.
How to Insert Contact Lenses
What’s the best way to insert your soft and gas permeable contact lenses?
How to Remove and Clean Contact Lens
Learn the best ways to remove your contact lenses as well as how to safely clean and store them.
How to Avoid Contact Lens Discomfort
Are your eyes red, irritated or scratchy when you wear your contact lenses? Maybe you’re making one of these mistakes.
How can you chose the best contact lens for your comfort and safety?
Slideshows & Images
Is Your Eyesight Worsening?
Do you see what you should see? Take this quiz to learn common signs of vision problems.
Quiz: Glasses and Contacts in Focus–Vision Correction, Lenses
A quiz to help you learn about choosing, wearing, and caring for your prescription lenses and glasses.
Eye-Q Test: How to Treat Common Injuries
What’s the best way to treat a black eye, a scratched cornea, or other eye injuries? Take this quiz to see how much you know.