Do you need glasses to see correctly? Are you tired of relying on glasses? If so, you should consider getting contact lenses. Contacts are a great way to correct poor vision without having to worry about misplacing or damaging glasses. Our staff at Erie Optical in Mentor Ohio can examine your eyes and determine what type of contact is best for you.
What Are the Benefits of Contacts?
Contact lenses will give you a natural appearance. You also won't have an eyeglass frame in your line of sight. Eyeglass lenses can get fogged up, dirty, and scratched, which can affect your vision. These won’t be issues with contacts. Finally, if you are an athlete or an active person, your glasses can fall off your face. In this case, contacts are a better option.
Contact Lens Exam
If you are going to get contacts, you will need a contact lens exam. This is different from a comprehensive eye exam. During your contact lens exam, your optometrist would determine your prescription, take measurements of your eyes, and discuss your contact lens options with you. You will also learn how to put your contacts in, how to take them out, and how to care for them so that you can wear your trial lenses home.
Types of Lenses Available
There are a number of contacts for you to choose from. If your eyes are healthy, you can go with the contact lens that fits best with your lifestyle. The options include:
- Daily lenses
- Weekly lenses
- Bi-weekly lenses
- Monthly lenses
If you want to change the color of your eye, you can go with colored contacts that contain your prescription.
Certain types of contacts are available for those who have a pre-existing condition. These contacts are designed for hard-to-fit eyes. These conditions include:
- Dry eyes
- Post Lasik surgery
- Giant papillary conjunctivitis
During your contact lens exam, your optometrist can find the best lens for your condition. The most common hard-to-fit contacts include:
- Rigid gas permeable
- Scleral lenses
- Toric lenses
- Daily, water-based lenses
Because contact lenses fit directly on your eyes, there are a few risks. You could develop an eye infection or a corneal ulcer. If you wear your contacts and you change them when you are supposed to, the chance of these issues is greatly reduced. The same is true if you keep your lenses clean and you care for them properly.
Schedule an Appointment With Your Optometrist in Mentor!
If you are considering getting contacts, you should schedule an appointment with Erie Optical. Our optometrist in Mentor will perform a contact lens exam to fit you with the best contact lenses for your eyes. After wearing your trial pair of lenses for a week or two, we can order your contact lens supply. If you have always wanted contacts, give us a call at 440-255-7727.