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Contact lenses offer a convenient and comfortable option for those who prefer not to wear glasses all the time. Whether you're tired of your glasses fogging up or simply want to change your look, contact lenses can be a great solution.


Why Choose Contact Lenses?


Contact lenses offer a range of benefits that make them a preferred choice for many individuals. Firstly, contact lenses provide better peripheral vision compared to glasses, allowing for a more natural field of view. 


They also eliminate the need for constantly adjusting frames or worrying about glasses sliding down your nose. Additionally, contact lenses provide a more natural appearance, allowing your facial features to shine without obstruction. 


They are also a great option for individuals with an active lifestyle, as they won't interfere with activities such as sports or outdoor adventures.


Frequently Asked Questions by First-time Contact Lens Users



1. How do I know if I am a suitable candidate for contact lenses?


Determining if you are a suitable candidate for contact lenses is best done through an examination by an eye doctor. They will evaluate your eye health, vision prescription, and lifestyle to determine if contact lenses are a good fit for you. Factors such as dry eyes, allergies, and certain medical conditions may affect your suitability for contact lens wear.


2. How long can I wear contact lenses?


The duration of contact lens wear depends on the type of lenses you choose and your eye care professional's recommendations. Daily disposable lenses are designed to be worn once and discarded, while other types of lenses may be approved for extended wear. It is crucial to follow the prescribed wearing schedule and never exceed the recommended duration. Extended wear of contact lenses can increase the risk of eye infections and other complications.


3. Are contact lenses uncomfortable?


Contact lenses should not be uncomfortable when properly fitted and cared for. Initially, you may feel a slight sensation as your eyes adjust to the lenses, but this should improve with time. If you experience discomfort, redness, or persistent irritation, it is crucial to consult with your eye care professional. They will be able to assess the fit of the lenses and make any necessary adjustments.


4. Can I swim or shower with contact lenses?


It is generally recommended to avoid swimming or showering with contact lenses, as water can introduce harmful bacteria to your eyes. However, if you participate in water activities frequently, there are contact lenses designed for such purposes. These lenses are made to minimize water absorption and reduce the risk of eye infections.


5. Can I sleep with my contact lenses on?


Sleeping with contact lenses on is not recommended, unless specifically approved by your doctor professional. While some lenses are designed for extended wear and can be slept in, it is essential to follow the prescribed wearing schedule. Sleeping with contact lenses increases the risk of complications such as corneal ulcers and eye infections.


How to Choose the Right Contact Lenses for Your Needs


Choosing the right contact lenses involves several factors that need to be considered. The first step is to consult with an eye doctor who will assess your eye health, vision prescription, and lifestyle. They will guide you in selecting the most suitable type of contact lenses for your needs. There are various options available, including daily disposable lenses, monthly wear lenses, toric lenses for astigmatism, and multifocal lenses for presbyopia.


Additionally, your doctor will consider factors such as the curvature of your eyes, the amount of oxygen needed by your eyes, and any specific conditions or sensitivities you may have. They will also provide instructions on how to properly insert, remove, and care for your contact lenses to ensure optimal eye health and comfort.


Begin Your Journey towards Clear and Comfortable Vision Today


Contact lenses offer a convenient and comfortable alternative to glasses for vision correction. It is essential to consult with an eye doctor who will assess your individual needs and guide you in choosing the right contact lenses. 


If you are considering contact lenses for the first time, schedule an appointment at Berris Optical in our Rocky River, Ohio office. Our team of professionals will discuss your options and personalize guidance. Please call 440-571-7100 to schedule an appointment today.

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