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3 Questions People Ask Eye Doctors About Contact Lenses May 2, 2017

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3 Questions People Ask Eye Doctors About Contact Lenses, Greece, New York

If you’ve ever dealt with blurry sight or eye problems, you understand the importance of clear vision.  For many people, contact lenses are a good solution—they help you see clearly and aren’t heavy or bulky like eyeglasses. But if you’ve never worn them before, the idea of placing a lens directly on your eye can be a little nerve wracking. The optometrists at Reed Eye Associates, an eye care center with six locations throughout Monroe County, NY, have some information designed to help ease those fears.

Optometrists Answer 3 Common Questions About Contact Lenses

1. Are Contacts Comfortable?

For most people, the answer is yes, but it may take some time to get used to them. If your eye doctor prescribes soft lenses, it may only take a few hours for your eyes to adjust. For patients who must wear rigid lenses—gas permeable or a hybrid version—it can take a few weeks. In rare cases, a patient may find they just can’t wear them. 

2. How Do I Care for My New Contacts?

optometristIt depends on the type your eye doctor prescribes. Both hard and soft contact lenses must be cleaned, rinsed, and disinfected daily. Dirty contacts can lead to eye infections, so it’s important to clean them properly to prevent excess protein and dirt from building up. New types of disposable contact lenses may eliminate the need for daily cleaning—you simply wear them and throw them away at the end of the day. Ask your optometrist about the best way to care for your specific lenses.

3. How Long Can I Wear My Lenses Before I Have to Replace Them?

Hard contact lenses can last for up to a year or longer, while soft lenses need to be replaced more often. Daily lenses must be removed and stored overnight, while extended wear lenses can be worn continuously for a specific period of time.

If you have additional questions concerning contact lenses, contact the eye care professionals at Reed Eye Associates. Call (585) 249-8300 to make an appointment at one of their six locations throughout the Greater Rochester area. For a complete list of services these optometrists offer, visit the website.

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