Considering Contact Lenses? Here’s the Essential Info You Need to Know!
There are different options for vision correction, and what you choose depends on a number of different factors. Family Vision Development Center offers a wide range of options for both eyeglasses and contact lenses. We will thoroughly explain the benefits of each during your comprehensive vision exam, but here are some basic facts about contacts to get you started:
Can I Wear Contact Lenses?
Most people are able to wear contact lenses safely and comfortably. There are contact lenses that correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and other vision problems. A comprehensive eye exam can determine what lenses are appropriate for you.
Are Contact Lenses Safe For My Eyes?
Millions of people wear contact lenses without any difficulties. Following recommendations for inserting, removing, cleaning, storing, and replacing contacts typically keeps your eyes safe and healthy. However, if you have specific concerns about contact lens safety, we are here to make sure your questions get answered.
What Is The Difference Between Hard And Soft Lenses?
Soft contact lenses are made of plastic combined with water. Soft lenses allow oxygen to pass through the material to your cornea, nourishing and soothing the surface of your eye. Rigid gas permeable contact lenses, sometimes called “hard lenses” are made from a stiffer, oxygen-permeable material. They are often used by individuals with astigmatism or higher-order aberrations.
How Often Should I Change My Contact Lenses?
The frequency with which you should dispose of lenses depends on the contact lens type. Some lenses are made to be disposed of each night, while others may last several weeks. Talk to us during your appointment and read the instructions on your contact lens package to determine the replacement schedule for your lenses.
Is It Possible To Lose A Contact Behind My Eye?
No. If you rub your eyes or swim underwater with contacts, it is possible to dislodge your contacts. Usually, they can be found under your upper eyelid and removed without difficulty.
How Long Does It Take To Adjust To Wearing Contacts?
If you’re not used to wearing contacts, you may notice them or feel slight discomfort for a day or two. As you become accustomed to the lenses, you will no longer even notice that they’re there.
There are a lot of variables to consider when choosing contact lenses. Think about your typical routine and talk to us during your eye exam to find the perfect selection for your lifestyle. Visit Family Vision Development Center in Aurora or contact us at 630-862-2020 to schedule your appointment.