Whether you want to wear contact lenses every day or occasionally rather than glasses, there many different types of lenses to consider when determining which works best for you:

  • Daily disposables or lenses that can be worn for longer periods of time
  • Astigmatism lenses (toric contact lenses)
  • Soft or hard (rigid gas-permeable) lenses.
  • Soft lenses are more common but certain patients require hard lenses
  • Multifocal or Monovision contact lenses
  • Color contacts

Because a contact lens fits directly over your cornea, proper measurements must be taken to provide the best fit and to ensure your contact lenses are comfortable. A thorough contact lens exam will also detect any abnormalities or issues that could arise while wearing contact lenses, such as dry eye syndrome.

During the contact lens fitting exam, your eye doctor will be looking at the shape of your cornea. In conditions like Keratoconus, the cornea has a unique cone shape, which requires a specialty contact lens. To help determine the right contact lenses for you, expect that your eye doctor may try a few different lenses on you to help determine what fits and feels the best in your eye.

Proper hygiene, which includes cleaning and caring for your contacts, is a very critical aspect of being a successful contact lens wearer. Over 30 million Americans wear contact lenses, so there’s no need to be concerned about safety. Your eye doctor will instruct first-time contact lens wearers how to handle, insert and care for the lenses — and will let you practice until it gets easier and you are more comfortable.

Even if you’re not having any issues with your contacts, it’s important to remember to schedule your annual eye exam so your doctor can evaluate your eyes for any changes and make sure your eyes are healthy while wearing contacts.

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