Contact Lenses for Cats

December 16 | 1 Comment

“I can see clearly now the rain is gone. I can see all the obstacles in my way.”

You may remember those words from a song sung in an era long gone by, but the words hold true for me today. You see, at my advanced age I have difficulty seeing the squirrels running around. It happens when the sun starts to set, or on rainy days. If only there were an alternative to me having to wear my Buddy Holly glasses.

Well, if you’re a cat, you’re in luck. Check out the details of this unique cat story from the Daily Mail.

Most contact lens wearers have had trouble putting them in their eyes at some point – so the idea of putting them on a cat might seem ridiculous.

But that is exactly what the owners of Ernest – a 15-year-old black and white cat -
have found themselves doing.

And from these pictures the elderly moggie looks like he has plenty to purr about after the lens have transformed him from a squinting cat unable to see where he was going.

The old pet, suffers from entropion – an inward rolling of the eyelids, which causes inflammation and hinders sight.

He has lived at the RSPCA rescue centre in Godshill, Isle of Wight, for 13 years after he was injured in a car accident.

Centre manager Paula Sadler, 56, said: ‘Before Earnest was given the contact lenses he was quite squinty and had trouble seeing where he was going.

‘Now his eyes have opened up and he has a new lease of life.

‘Given his old age it would have been very risky giving him an operation because there is no telling how he would have reacted to the anaesthetic.

‘The lenses have worked wonders.’

I don’t know if this would work for me.

I’ve always had a problem touching my eye with my paw.


One Response to “Contact Lenses for Cats”

  1. jb on September 18th, 2010 10:58 pm

    My kitty got contacts as well!  but he is not loving them so much….maybe when he gets used to them.  it is mostly helping the pain of the inverted eyelid.

    I am thinking juviderm is a better alternative to the surgery he si supposed ot have this week.

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