General Information About Contact Lens Use
You should have a fairly lengthy chat with your optometrist about which type of lens is best suited to your eyes, as well as your lifestyle.
- Who can wear lenses – The majority of glasses wearers could transition to contact lenses, if desired, since they can usually offer the same quality of vision correction. However, certain individuals are not good candidates for contact lenses, depending on their overall eye health and other factors.
- Replacement schedules – There are different types of contact lens replacement schedules
- Daily disposable lenses are put in each morning and thrown out each evening. These lenses are slightly more expensive, but offer a high level of convenience and health benefits, which appeals to many wearers.
- Biweekly or Monthly disposable lenses are taken out every evening and soaked in a multipurpose or hydrogen peroxide solution.
- Extended-wear lenses can be worn 24/7, but must be replaced every week to month, depending on the brand. If you are interested in overnight wear, discuss it with your optometrist, and they will determine if you are a good candidate.
- Prescription types – Contact lenses come in all sorts of prescriptions, just like eyeglasses. Since contact lenses sit directly on the eye, rather than a few centimetres out, they will not be the same prescription as your glasses, so you will need to be fit by one of our optometrists. Contact lenses can correct farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.