If you are interested in contact lenses, your first step will be to schedule a contact lens exam.
During the exam, you optometrist will ask you to look through a refractor that will allow him or her to present different lenses to you. Using a series of charts, your optician will ask you to evaluate which lenses result in the clearest picture. If you already have contact lenses, the refraction will be done with your lenses in place to determine if a prescription adjustment is needed. The optician will also evaluate the overall health of your eyes to help ensure that your eyes are well enough to support contact lens use. To learn more about what to expect at a contact lens appointment, watch this short video from 10/10 Optics.
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If you’re hesitant to ask your optician about wearing contact lenses because you’ve heard some common myths about them, it’s time to schedule an eye appointment. Share your questions about contacts with your optician and discuss the best way to use and care for your lenses. Keep reading to learn about the truth behind these common myths:
Myth: You Can Wear Contacts Longer Than Recommended
Many people are tempted to wear contact lenses longer than recommended. However, monthly contact lenses should be discarded after a month, weekly lenses after each week, and so on. Ask your optician which type of contact lens you have and remember to order new lenses well before you’ll run out. Opticians strongly advise against reusing old contact lenses because doing so deprives your cornea of oxygen, which can lead to irritation, dry eye, and abnormal blood vessel growth.
Myth: You Can Sleep in Contacts
Opticians also strongly recommend removing contact lenses before bedtime because sleeping in them greatly increases the risk of an eye infection and possible vision loss. If you have trouble remembering to remove your lenses each night, try to remove them before dinner each day, and then wear your eyeglasses until bedtime.
Myth: Contacts Can Get Stuck Behind the Eye
Some people may delay talking to an optician about switching to contacts because they’ve heard stories of lenses becoming stuck behind the eye. Actually, this is anatomically impossible because a membrane covers the entire eye.
Myth: Contacts Are Difficult to Use
Contact wear may take a little adjustment initially; however, you’ll soon be using your new contact lenses with ease. Your optician will walk you through the process of putting your lenses in, taking them out, and cleaning them. Remember to use ample solution to rinse the lens each time. If you do have trouble getting your lens out, apply some saline solution to your finger; this helps the lens stick to it better. Also, always wash your hands thoroughly before handling your contact lenses.
Make the switch to contact lenses today. At 10/10 Optics, our opticians are experts in fitting patients with new contact lenses. Please call (888) 508-4018 to make an appointment with our Manhattan optometry practice today.