Wearing Contact Lenses:
Poor vision doesn’t mean that you have to live in a blurry world. Corrective lenses, such as glasses and contact lenses, can bring everything back into focus. If you want the freedom of great vision without wearing glasses, then you might consider the benefits of wearing contact lenses.
Benefits of Contact Lenses
Switching from glasses to contact lenses requires an adjustment period. But once you are used to this new form of vision correction, you will love the freedom it brings to your life. Here are some of the reasons why patients prefer contacts over glasses:
- Natural appearance
- Improved peripheral vision
- Safety when participating in sports and other activities
- Specialty contact lenses might slow the progress of certain eye diseases
- No fogged lenses when going outside
- Options to wear non-prescription sunglasses with the contact lenses
- Correction of most vision problems, including nearsightedness and farsightedness
Contact lenses can help you feel more comfortable and confident, while maximizing your overall vision at the same time.
Wearing Contact Lenses for the First Time
Most patients adjust to contact lenses within 10 – 12 days. During this transition period, it is important to follow the recommendations from your eye doctor. Your eyes need to get used to the feeling of wearing contact lenses.
Even though you notice the contact lenses in the beginning, eventually you’ll discover that you forget the lenses are in place. Wear the contact lenses for the recommended length of time and discard them after. For example, if you use daily lenses, then they should be thrown in the garbage at the end of the day. On the other hand, certain types of contact lenses can be worn for multiple days/weeks/months based on the instructions for the products.
Make sure to stay consistent with cleanliness, including washing your hands before touching your lenses and eyes. Also, the lenses should always be cleaned with the proper contact lens solution. These hygiene practices reduce the risk of eye infections.
Are You a Good Candidate for Contact Lenses?
If you are considering contact lenses, then it is time to talk to your optometrist about your options. An
eye exam is necessary to determine if you are a good candidate for these corrective lenses.
- Who cannot wear contact lenses? Certain health conditions might prevent you from wearing contact lenses, such as dry eye syndrome or an unusual shape of the eye. For example, eye allergies can make it difficult for some people to wear contact lenses.
- Who can wear contact lenses? Nine out of ten people who want to wear contact lenses have the option. Our team can help you determine the right lenses for your individual needs.
Whether you are interested in wearing contact lenses daily, or you want them for occasional activities, our team is here to assist. Contact us today to schedule an eye exam and contact lens fitting. We offer multiple offices in the area for your convenience.