What You Should Know Before Using Contact Lenses | Contact Lens Tips

Mar 14, 2023 | Contact lenses

Contact lenses are a great way to correct vision and allow you to wear no glasses.

However, much information should be considered before you begin to wear contacts. Understanding the basics of contact lens wear and care is important to ensure your eyes stay healthy and comfortable.

Read on for all the tips you need to know before using contact lenses!

Advantages of Contact Lenses

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Contact lenses provide an opportunity to correct vision without having to wear eyeglasses.

It can be especially beneficial if you have an active lifestyle or want a more streamlined look that doesn’t involve glasses frames. They also offer excellent peripheral vision, so your view is not blocked. And with modern technology, contact lenses come in various colours, which can enhance and change the colour of your eyes if desired.

How to Wear and Care For Contact Lenses

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For contact lenses to work correctly, they must be fitted properly and worn correctly. Your optometrist will help fit your contacts specifically for your eyes, so you must visit them before using any.

In addition, it’s very important to clean and care for your contact lenses as recommended by your optometrist or eye care professional. Always wash and rinse your hands thoroughly before handling the lens or touching your eye. Use only the recommended solutions when cleaning the lenses, and never sleep with them in place unless approved by your optometrist or eye care professional.

It is also important not to wear contact lenses for long periods; follow instructions carefully as indicated by your eyecare practitioner.

Understanding Your Prescription

Before beginning to wear contact lenses, it is important to understand your prescription. It is best to have an eye exam done by an optometrist.
Your eye doctor will be able to provide the best advice on which type of lens is most suitable for your needs, as well as how often they should be changed or replaced.

It is also important to note that if you experience any irritation or discomfort when wearing your contacts, you should discontinue use immediately and consult your doctor for further advice.

Final Thoughts

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Wearing contact lenses is an easy way to improve sight without having glasses blocking part of your view.

But before starting with contact lenses, make sure you understand what types are available and what type best suits your needs and understand all the rules about cleaning, replacing them regularly, etc.

Contact our team at Beyond Eyecare about contact lenses today with any questions you have!

About Beyond Eyecare

At Beyond Eyecare, we take a holistic approach to optometry. Our goal is to provide every one of our patients with the clear vision needed to enjoy their lifestyle, career and hobbies.

If you need help getting started with content lenses, contact us today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Contact Lenses Better Than Glasses?

The answer to this question depends on individual needs. For some contact lens wearers, contact lenses may be more comfortable or better fit than glasses. It is important to consult with an eye health professional about whether contact lenses are the best vision correction for you.

What Are the 3 Types of Contact Lenses?

The three main types of contact lenses are soft lenses, rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses, and hybrid lenses. Soft contact lenses are typically made of a flexible silicone material that allows oxygen to pass through them easily and comes in daily disposable, two-week and monthly replacement brands. RGP lenses are firmer than soft lenses and offer better clarity of vision. Hybrid contact lenses combine the comfort of soft contacts with the sharper central vision of gas-permeable lenses.

What Are the Disadvantages of Contact Lenses?

Although contact lenses are suitable for many people, they have several disadvantages. Wearing contacts can cause blurred vision or discomfort due to incorrect fit or improper use. In addition, when not cared for properly, there is a risk of developing mild eye infections or other forms of irritation from wearing contacts such as overnight or extended wear. While most side effects from wearing contacts can be mitigated through proper care and handling, it’s always wise to seek advice from an eye health professional before buying contact lenses online or wearing them regularly.

Is It Okay to Wear Contact Lenses Every Day?

Yes, it is possible to wear certain types of daily disposable contacts every day without any adverse effects on your eyesight if they are taken care of properly.

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