Contacts FAQs

Contacts FAQs

If you’re tired of wearing glasses to correct your vision, contact lenses offer a viable alternative. Contacts are fairly easy to use and come in different types to suit different people’s needs. These FAQs compiled by Island Optics, serving residents in Madeira Beach and Seminole, explain more about contacts and their use. Our Madeira Beach/Seminole optometrist can help you determine if contact lenses are a good choice for you.  

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Who can wear contacts?

Most people have no problem using contacts instead of glasses to correct their vision. If you are nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism, contact lenses could be a viable alternative for you. Talk to our Madeira Beach/Seminole optometrist to see if contacts are a good fit for you.

Are contacts safe for your eyes?

When used correctly, contact lenses are a safe and effective means of correcting your vision. You just need to follow your optometrist’s instructions on inserting and removing your contacts as well as storing and keeping them clean.

What’s the difference between soft and hard contact lenses?

Soft contacts are the most common type of contacts which most people use. They are composed of plastic and water, making it easier for oxygen to pass through to nourish the cornea of your eye. Rigid gas permeable (RGP) contacts, aka “hard contacts,” are composed of firmer, oxygen permeable material, and are often recommended for people who have higher level refractive errors, astigmatism, or other problems with their sight.

What type of contact lens is right for me?

After a comprehensive eye and contact lens exam, your Madeira Beach/Seminole optometrist can recommend the best contacts for you. We’ll go over the various types of contacts and help you choose the lens that best suits your prescription, budget, and lifestyle. We’ll also provide you with clear instructions on contact lens care and use.

Are contacts difficult to adjust to?

Some people adjust to contacts right away, while others take several days to become accustomed to wearing them. In the beginning, they may feel uncomfortable. This feeling should wear off in a few days. In time, you won’t even notice the contacts are there.

Can children wear contacts?

As contact lenses require care, it’s recommended that children be old enough and mature enough to assume this responsibility before getting contacts. In general, parents may want to wait until their children are teens. Your eye doctor can help you determine if contacts are a good fit for your children.

See Our Madeira Beach/Seminole Optometrist for Contacts

To learn more about contact lenses or to schedule a contact lens exam, contact Island Optics at 727-800-4411 today. We serve residents in Madeira Beach, Seminole, and the surrounding communities. We look forward to meeting all your optometry care needs.

 

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