About Contact Lenses
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses over standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
Insight Vision Center can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.
If you enjoy wearing contact lenses, we are certain that we carry a lens that’s right for you. Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, have an astigmatism, or need help reading smaller type, Insight Vision Center is committed to fitting all of our patients in the most suitable prescription contact lenses.
Contact Lens Tips
Wearing contact lenses will increase your risk of eye infections. All types of contact lenses reduce the amount of oxygen that reaches your eyes, which can promote infection. Proper cleaning and disinfection of your contact lenses is very important. Here are some tips:
- Always wash, rinse and dry your hands thoroughly before handling your contacts
- Use multipurpose contact lens solutions with caution. While combination cleaning-disinfectant-storage solutions are convenient. If a solution has become discolored, do not use it. Discoloration might mean that the product is out of date or contaminated. To enhance the cleaning performance of the solution, gently rubbing the lenses for a few seconds.
- If you have daily wear contacts make sure to take them out before you go to sleep. Infections are more common if you extend the wear of your contacts.
- Follow your eye-care professional’s instructions for taking care of your lenses. Use only sterile products that are commercially prepared specifically for contact lens care, and make sure you use lens-care products formulated for the type of lenses you wear.
- Replace your contact lenses as recommended. If one or both lenses bother you before you’re due to replace them, get them checked or try a new set — if you have a supply.
- Replace your contact lens case every three to six months.
- Rinse your contact lens case every time the lenses are disinfected. Don’t “top off” old solution that’s already in the case.