Contact Lenses

Common Questions About Contact Lenses Answered

If you’ve been thinking about getting contacts for a while, but you’re just not sure if they’re right for you, then keep reading. Below you’ll find the answers to seven of the most common questions about contact lenses that every optometry clinic in Edmonton hears from patients.

  1. Do I need a prescription for contacts?
    Yes. You need a thorough eye exam so that your contacts can be tailored to meet your unique vision needs. Your contact lenses need to perfectly match the shape of your eye, correct your vision and fit your lifestyle.
  2. Are contacts bad for my eyes?
    With proper care, cleaning and usage, professionally fit contact lenses are perfectly safe for your eyes and will not scratch or become stuck on your eyes or impair your vision.
  3. What’s the difference between disposable and reusable contacts?
    Reusable contacts need to be cleaned and disinfected every day using a special contact lens solution. Disposable lenses do not need to be cleaned or disinfected and are discarded at the end of each day.
  4. Are contacts hard to take care of?
    No. Reusable lenses require proper cleansing and disinfecting but it’s not a difficult procedure. For the most convenient solution, you can always try disposable lenses, which require no cleaning or care at all.
  5. Can I still wear contacts if I have astigmatism?
    Yes. Special contacts specifically designed for people with astigmatism are available at our modern optometry clinic in Edmonton.
  6. Can I still wear contacts if I have allergies?
    Airborne allergens such as pollen, ragweed, dust and dander can make your eyes feel dry, itchy and irritated. This can make wearing some types of contact lenses uncomfortable. Fortunately, disposable lenses can reduce the likelihood of irritation because you wear a clean pair every day.
  7. Am I a good candidate for contacts?
    Schedule an appointment with one of the friendly and professional optometrists at Eye to Eye Optometry Clinic in Edmonton for a full evaluation. We’ll help you find the ideal contact lenses based on your ocular health, vision needs, and lifestyle.

Eye to Eye Optometry Clinic is Edmonton’s trusted source for vision care enhanced with style. Our beautiful and modern optometry clinic is open to patients of all ages. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment. We’d love to hear from you!
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