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Ernest, The Contact Lens Cat
Daily Mail Reporter, London. 12-15-08

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 contact lens, fitted by a vet, have saved Ernest from a life-threatening operation.

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.

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