Frequently Asked Questions
What about laser surgery to correct my vision?
Laser vision correction is available for both nearsighted and farsighted patients. The surgery is performed by an Ophthalmologist and often working in conjunction with an optometrist for pre and post care. Our practice can provide more information regarding the benefits and risks associated with laser vision correction.
Will I still need glasses if I wear contact lenses?
Contact lenses may be worn most of the day and some may even sleep in some. Although you have the convenience of not needing your glasses to see, a pair of glasses should be available for times when you may not feel like wearing your lenses. Other reasons for having a pair of glasses are if you tear a lens, seasonal allergies that may affect your ability to wear your lenses or if you are traveling and lose a lens. Glasses are also a fashion accessory.
What are Disposable lenses and what are the benefits?
Disposable contact lenses are soft contact lenses that are replaced frequently. The recommended wearing time will be determined by the manufacturer and your eye care professional. The benefit of replacing contact lenses on a frequent basis is to prevent discomfort, dryness, blurred vision and allergic reactions that can result form a buildup of protein and lipid deposits on the lenses. Our practice can provide the options and help you in choosing the appropriate frequency for you.
Do colored contact lenses really change eye color?
Colored contact lenses are available in various colors and shades. There are lenses available to enhance a light eye and lenses that will change a brown eye to blue, green, violet, hazel and many other colors. They work and they are fun.
I need reading glasses or a bifocal. Are there bifocal contact lenses available?
Special bifocal contact lenses are available in both soft and hard lenses. Several manufacturers have recently introduced disposable bifocal contact lenses. As an alternative, your eye care professional may choose to fit you with a system called monovision whereby one eye is fit with a distant lens and the other with a reading lens.
I have astigmatism, am I a candidate for contact lenses?
Lenses that correct astigmatism are available in both soft and hard lenses and are now available in a disposable wearing schedule.
Can I play sports with my contact lenses on?
Contact lenses are a great option for vision correction when playing sports. Contact lenses are stable and do not interfere with your game.
Is it difficult to care for your contact lenses when removing them?
There are many choices available in lens cleaning and disinfecting. A popular choice is a one-bottle solution that is used to rinse, clean, disinfect and remove protein.