As an inflammatory autoimmune condition, rheumatoid arthritis can affect parts of your body other than your joints. Inflammation of the eyes can leave you prone to developing scleritis or Sjogren's syndrome, so regular eye exams should form part of your healthcare plan. Here's an overview of these two conditions:
Scleritis is a serious eye condition that can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. It causes the white part of your eye to become inflamed.
Would you like to change your look next time you change your eyewear prescription? Think outside the frame of your glasses, and try some funky and fun coloured contacts.
You may have experimented with changes to the colour of your hair, skin and nails. Why not try a temporary change of eye colour?
Where can you get coloured contact lenses?
Visit your optometrist when you decide to make the change from frames to contacts and check that your prescription can be used in a contact lens; most prescriptions are suitable, bifocals included.