Do you need corrective lenses in order to see? Are you wondering whether switching to contact lenses might be right for you? Although you should discuss your decision with your optometrist, it's a good idea to learn various facts before going to see your eye doctor. This will allow you to ask better, more targeted, questions during your appointment. Here are the answers to some questions that you might have about wearing contact lenses:
Is it okay to go swimming with contact lenses? If you go swimming with contact lenses, you need to wear goggles and disinfect the lenses as soon as you're done swimming. Even though pool water is chlorinated, there can still be bacteria in the water. This bacteria can stick to the lenses and cause painful eye infections. Consider asking your optometrist for prescription swim goggles for pool use and wearing contact lenses at other times.
Can contact lenses accidentally slip behind your eye? A concerned friend or relative may have tried to "helpfully" warn you about the potential "dangers" of contact lenses by telling you that they know someone who knew someone who had a contact lens get stuck behind their eye. Fortunately, this is completely impossible. Your eye muscles make a seal around your eye, preventing contact lenses from going anywhere but the front of your eye. Your contact lens can get stuck to your upper eyelid and seem to disappear, but it's actually still safely in front of your eye. If you're unable to locate it at all, the lens most likely popped out and fell on the floor without your noticing it.
Do contact lenses really need to be cleaned every day? This is going to depend on the type of contact lenses you get. Daily disposable lenses are meant to be worn once and then thrown away. There are also extended wear disposable lenses that are designed to be worn once, for several days straight, and then thrown away. These types of lenses may be slightly more expensive than contact lenses that are meant to be cleaned and reused. But you also won't have to spend money on cleaning solutions and other accessories. Your optometrist can help you figure out how much money you would be spending on cleaning supplies, in addition to the contact lens costs, in order to better compare the different types. He or she will be able to help you find lenses that are the right balance of convenience and affordability for you.
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25 December 2015
If your vision isn't as good as it used to be, you need to see an optometrist. I developed an uncontrollable twitch in both eyes. The problem became so bad that it interfered with my sleep at night. I became cranky, irritable and extremely self-conscience about my problem. At times, I couldn't see anything, even if it was close to my face. But after speaking to my regular doctor about my twitchy eyes, they referred me to an optometrist for an eye exam. The optometrist diagnosed me with poor nerve function. If I didn't do something about it, I'd lose my vision. My eye doctor prescribed eyeglasses to help me see better until I underwent surgery to repair the damaged nerves in my eyes. Now, I see just fine. If you want to know more about protecting your vision, keep reading my blog.