Contact Lenses and Lens Exam

Contact lenses provide the ideal solution for those who don’t want to wear glasses. They’re convenient for sports and once you have them in, it’s likely that you’ll forget the lenses are even in place. It’s no wonder that they’re such a popular option with people across the planet.

Contact Lenses: What to Expect?
If you’re thinking about getting contact lenses but want to find out a few more details first, then it’s a good idea to talk to your eye doctor who will be able to give you more information about your options.
In the meantime, here are the answers to a few of the most common questions about contact lenses.

Contact Lenses: Common Questions

Will they hurt my eyes?
Contact lenses, when fit correctly, will feel very comfortable,. However, they do take a while to adjust to. Generally, most people get used to the sensation of wearing them very quickly.

What options do I have?
There are a number of different types of contact lens available, soft contact lenses and rigid gas-permeable. There are also one a day contact lenses, which are designed to be disposed of at the end of each day; and extended wear contacts, which can be left in for a longer period of time before discarding.

Can my child wear contacts?
If your child is mature, responsible and can follow the do’s and don’ts of contact lens wear, definitely yes.

Can contact lenses be dangerous?
Absolutely. That is why the candidate must be sufficiently mature and responsible to understand and obey the “rules”. People who wear contact lenses have a 20 times more incidence of developing conjunctivitis than people who don’t. Individuals who use extended wear contact lenses have a 40 times the chance of developing a conjunctivitis than people who don’t wear contact lenses at all. The good news is contact lenses are very safe, easy to use, rewarding and convenient.

Where can I be fit for contact?
Before buying contacts, you’ll need to speak to your eye doctor, who will guide you towards the best option to suit your needs.

I use bifocal glasses, can I use contacts?
Yes. You have several options including bifocal contact lenses and something called monovision in which case one eye is refracted for distance and the other for near. Your doctor will help you decide.

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