Contact Lenses FAQ

How do I know if I can wear Contact Lenses?

The eye doctor can determine if you would be a good candidate for contacts by examining your eyes. They will measure your prescription and the curvature of your eye and they will discuss what your needs are. They will then determine which type of contact lens will be the best fit for your eyes and provide you with the most accurate vision while also ensuring the continued health of your eyes.

How will I know how to care for my Contact Lenses?

After the doctor determines which contacts would work best for you, we will have you come in for a training session. We will sit with you, one-on-one, and teach you how to insert and remove your contacts and how to care for them. Once you are able to put your contacts in and get them back out, we will send you home to try the contacts out for a week. You will then come in for a follow-up visit to make sure that the contacts are fitting properly or if any changes need to be made.

Can I swim or shower with my Contact Lenses?

Swimming and showering with contact lenses on is not a good idea. The water can wash the contacts out of your eyes and be lost. The contact lenses can also absorb any chemicals or germs in the water, which may cause irritation or infection.

Why is a yearly Contact Lens exam important?

Clear vision is not the only reason for a yearly eye exam. The contact lenses sit directly on your eye. The eye is a sensitive organ that is susceptible to irritation that may be caused by contact lens wear. Problems that are undetectable to you, can develop into a more serious condition.

Can children wear Contact Lenses?

A child’s maturity level will determine whether they can wear contacts. Children of all ages can be successful at wearing contacts if they are responsible and can care for the lenses properly.

Can I wear my two week disposable lenses longer than two weeks?

For optimal eye health and comfort, it is very important to strictly adhere to the wearing schedule that your doctor has prescribed for you.