If you’ve never worn contact lenses before, it can seem a bit intimidating. After all, you’re inserting something into your eye! Let’s ease your mind about the first step – your contact lens exam. Click learn more to go over what’s involved in a contact lens exam and what you can expect every step of the way.
Many people who choose contact lenses do so because they don’t like the way that glasses look or feel, or because wearing glasses compromises their ability to perform certain tasks or activities, such as sports or jobs that require the use of safety goggles.
There are lots of different contact lenses to choose from, with two of the most popular being daily disposables and toric lenses.
Contact lenses come in a variety of shapes and styles to suit the range of needs for individual patients. What this means is that there is almost certainly a type of contact lens that will both feel comfortable for you and improve your vision.
There are numerous types of specialty contact lenses, including scleral lenses.
Every patient is different and so are their eyes. This means that there need to be different types of contact lenses to suit each individual. Some patients have corneal abnormalities which mean that conventional lenses won’t sit comfortably on the surface of their eyes, while others suffer from eye conditions that mean normal contact lenses won’t be comfortable or could irritate their eyes.
As you may have guessed from the name, specialty contact lenses are unconventional contacts that are designed for patients that regular contacts might not be suitable. Here are some of the main types of speciality contact lenses and who they are recommended for.
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Wash your hands with soap.
Check that the lens isn't inside out.
Hold your upper eyelid, and pull down your lower eyelid with your other fingers.
Place it on your eye, slowly release your eyelid and then close your eye for a moment.
With clean hands, look up and carefully pull down your lower eyelid.
Touch the lower edge of the lens, and slide the lens down.
Squeeze the lens, and remove.
If you wear dailies you can toss them out. bi-weekly and monthly clean and disinfect them.
Only use eye drops prescribed by your eye care professional.
On days when you’re feeling unwell, or your eyes are red, do not wear your contact lenses. Wear glasses instead.
If you rip a contact lens, do not put it on your eye.
Put on your contact lenses before applying makeup. Wash with plain soap and dry your hands with a lint-free
towel. Remove the lenses gently before removing the makeup.
Avoid drying out your contact lenses. Should this happen, discard the lenses and do not use them.
Do not wear expired contact lenses.
Do not rub your eyes when wearing contact lenses to avoid lens decentralization or injuring your cornea.
Remove your contact lenses before swimming or using a hot tub.
Be careful not to put your contact lens in the wrong eye as the lens power may be different in each eye.
If you suspect your contact lenses are causing a problem, remove them quickly and call your doctor
YOU HAVE 90 DAYS AFTER YOUR CONTACT LENS FITTING TO MAKE CHANGES
* Medicaid covers contact lens fitting and contact lens for under 21 yo patients