Contact lenses are a simple way to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. While glasses can be a fun and fashionable way to make a statement and easily change your appearance, some people prefer not having to deal with wearing something on their face all day. Glasses can also be cumbersome while participating in sports and other activities.
Meanwhile, contact lenses in Cape Cod, MA can help you correct a wide variety of vision problems while still allowing you to look like you still have 20/20 vision. But for many people, putting a foreign object onto their eye can be a bit intimidating at first, even though advances in contact lens technology have led to these form of eyewear being one of the most convenient and healthy options on the market. If you’re not sure whether contacts are for you, here are the answers to a few common questions you may have about contact lenses in Cape Cod, MA:
- Are contacts difficult to care for? While there are certainly steps you need to take to ensure your eyes stay healthy while wearing contacts, it is not very difficult to take care of your contact lenses. Whether you are using soft lenses or daily disposables, your eye care provider will be able to provide you with detailed instructions on how to take care of them.
- Are contacts hard to put in? While it may take a little practice, especially at first, putting your contact lenses in will go smoothly once you master the skill. Contact lenses in Cape Cod, MA are incredibly easy to use. Just remember to wash your hands thoroughly before you look into the mirror, and use your fingers to open the eyelids further. A good way to practice is to try touching the white part of your eye with the soft pad of your fingertip without blinking. You will then use this same motion to apply your contacts. By familiarizing yourself with the feeling, it will not be as difficult when using your new contacts.
- How long can I wear them? Contact lenses used to have to be removed and cleaned every night. Wearers were left essentially blind when it came to taking contacts out at night. But with the introduction of extended wear contacts, there are now numerous options on the market. In addition to the conventional types that need to be removed before bed, there are now extended wear contacts that can be worn overnight—even up to seven days consecutively without being removed. There are also daily wear contacts, which should be removed every night.
- Can a contact lens get lost in my eye? No! The worst thing that may happen is that the contact may dislodge from its proper position if you rub your eye too harshly or experience an impact. If you have difficulty removing the contact lens, which is usually rather unlikely, your eye doctor can easily help you locate and remove the contact lens.
To learn more about contact lenses in Cape Cod, MA, visit the team at Bayview Optometrics today. We’d be happy to help you find the right corrective for whatever vision issues you may be experiencing.