Most refractive errors can be managed by wearing corrective eyewear. Contact lenses are a safe and comfortable option; they can effectively address your visual acuity needs while being extremely convenient. In today’s post, Shady Grove Eye and Vision Care, shares several important points to consider before purchasing contacts.
Important Factors to Consider When Choosing Contact Lenses
The most important thing to consider before investing in any type of corrective eyewear is the condition of your eyesight. We recommend having an eye exam to assess your vision and make sure contacts would be compatible with your eyes. Certain eye disorders, such as keratoconus, severe infections, or recurrent allergies, may prohibit you from wearing contacts.
You also want to make sure that contacts are a good fit for your lifestyle. If you are frequently in contact with dust or water, you may find other corrective eyewear alternatives better for you.
Our Wide Selection of Contact Lenses
We offer soft, rigid, and hybrid contact lenses. Our soft lenses contain hydrogel to ensure your enhanced comfort; our rigid lenses are built with plastic material for the sharpest eyesight; and our hybrid lenses combine the best features of these two types. We also offer gas permeable lenses, which allow oxygen penetration for your improved visual health.
It’s also important to consider the replacement schedule of your new contact lenses. We offer lenses that need to replaced daily, monthly, or every six months, and will be happy to show you the benefits of each type so you can choose the most ideal option for your needs.
Proper Care and Handling
Always remember to wash your hands thoroughly before handling your lenses. Use a freshly poured, prescribed lens solution whenever you clean or store your contact lenses. Avoid using water and other solvents as they can damage the material. Rub the lenses gently between your fingers to remove surface build up and other debris.
Your contact lens case must also be cleaned and air-dried regularly. Our trusted eye doctor recommends replacing your cases after every three months to prevent eye infections or irritations. When you aren’t wearing your contacts, be sure to store them in their case to reduce the risk of infection.
If you have any further questions on contact lenses, call us at (301) 859-4060 or complete our form to schedule an appointment.