Frequently Asked Questions About Contact Lenses

Contact Lens FAQ in Fair Lawn

Contact lenses are a marvel of modern science, correcting vision problems and providing excellent eyesight … all in a simple, comfortable, wearable device smaller than the eye. Many people opt for contact lenses over glasses, both for aesthetic and functional reasons. You might be next!

If you’ve never had lenses before and are wondering whether they’ll work for you, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. We’re here to answer the main queries about contact lenses so you can decide whether or not they’ll work for you, then make an appointment to get in touch.

How Old Do You Have to Be Before Wearing Contacts?

This depends on the person. Particularly responsible children may start wearing contact lenses around the age of 8.

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to Contact Lenses?

This varies with the individual but may take anywhere from days to weeks.

What Is the Wear Schedule for Contacts?

If you use disposable lenses, you throw your contacts away at the end of the day. Other contacts may be manufactured to stay in around the clock for 7 or 30 days or may require you clean and disinfect them every night and put them back in next morning.

Are Gas Permeable Contact Lenses Better than Traditional Lenses?

Gas permeable lenses allow oxygen to penetrate the lens to the eye, so many people find them more comfortable to wear. They also provide crisper vision, because they are a hard contact and keep their shape, and can be fitted closer to the eye than old hard lenses. The flow of oxygen and the fact that they don’t retain water also make infection less likely. They may be better for you, or they may not; speak with your optometrist.

Where Should I Purchase Contact Lenses?

Once you have a prescription in hand, you can comparison shop at your optometrist’s office and online. Buy exclusively from vendors who are FDA-approved.

How Can I Get Specialty Contact Lenses?

By talking to your optometrist. Do not go through online vendors, many of whom are not approved by the FDA, which risks serious eye infection.

Can Contact Lenses Get Lost in My Eye?

No. While a contact lens can get stuck under a lid and you may need help removing it, it is impossible to “lose.”

If You Need Contact Lens Evaluations Fair Lawn, NJ Has You Covered

When you need contact lens evaluations Fair Lawn, NJ is the place to go. First and foremost, if you want contact lenses, you’ll need to set up an appointment with an optometrist. We will test your vision to determine your prescription and the best type of contact lenses for you, then get you started.

Feel free to give us a call at (201) 797-2747 to set up an appointment, or drop by to see us. When you need contact lens evaluations Fair Lawn is the place to go. Sooner than you thought possible, you’ll be on your way to better vision, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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