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Anti-reflective coatings

Advanced lens coating technology allows crystal-clear vision in any weather, it repels dirt and simplifies lens maintenance. It can even enhance the appearance of your eyeglasses.

Coloured contact lens scare

Beware of coloured contact lenses obtained from unregistered sellers, warns the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

Don't take chances with your contact lenses

Most contact lens wearers engage in risky behaviours that increase their chances of infections. Follow these tips to keep your contact lenses sterile and your eyes healthy.

'My novelty contact lenses ripped my cornea'

Coloured lenses can cause permanent damage to your eyes after only a few hours of use as Tia Goode realised when her cat-eye contact ripped her cornea. Here's what you need to know before you buy a pair.

Lenses or laser?

Thanks to laser treatments and modern contact lenses anyone can now see clearly without glasses. The question is which option is best for you?

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg and is currently practising at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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