Different types of contacts can be used depending on the specific needs of a person. These requirements can range from purely cosmetic to vision correction. Your local eye care center will likely suggest the most appropriate lenses for your needs. But just to give you an idea of the considerations you need to make when buying contacts, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Proper Care and Use
Ask yourself how committed you are to wearing contacts. Remember that these lenses are medical devices, so you have to be careful in using and caring for them. Using contacts will make you go through some routines every time you use them to ensure that they are clean and your eyes will be safe from infections. Of course, these routines can be cumbersome for others so you might want to gauge how patient you are in going through the correct process of cleaning, storing and using contacts.
Frequency of Use
Another factor to consider is how frequently do you intend to use your contact lenses. Soft contact lenses are often the most commonly used because they can be worn every day or just occasionally. They are also available as daily or monthly disposables. If you don’t want to be bothered with the maintenance of the lenses, and you only mean to use them on special events, daily disposable contacts would be perfect for you.
Dry Eyes or Eye Allergies
Dry eyes and eye allergies can make it uncomfortable to wear contacts. So, if you have any of these conditions, make sure to discuss the matter with your doctor before your contact lens fitting.
Guilford Eye Center is a reputable eye practice that offers personalized care for every patient. We provide a range of eye care services including eye exams, eye disease treatments and more. Call us at (336) 292-4516, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in High Point, NC.