Thinking of trading in your glasses for no-fog, hard-to-lose, sport-friendly contact lenses? Whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, have astigmatism, or have presbyopia, contact lenses can correct your vision problems. Do you want to see what you would like with green or blue eyes? You can also get contacts that change your eye color.
There are many benefits to wearing contact lenses including not having to worry about glasses interfering with playing sports or fogging up when the weather changes. Because contacts are fitted to the curvature of your eye and move with your eyes, you have a wider field of view, which includes peripheral vision.
But some people are hesitant to swap their glasses for contacts. They’re nervous about the transition and fear the lenses may be hard to take care of and uncomfortable to wear. If you’re uncertain about making the switch to contacts, we have some tips to ease your mind and help make the transition to contact lenses smooth.
There are many types of contact lenses including hard and soft, daily and extended-wear, and colored or clear. It can take some time to figure out which type is best for your vision and also get them fitted correctly. It may even take several visits to find the right lens and the right fit for your vision issues and comfort level.
Ease into your contacts
You don’t want to pop them in and wear them all day right off the bat. You and your contacts need to get used to each other. At Clarity Vision Care, we recommend starting slowly, wearing them a few hours a day at first. Then adding more time every day until you feel comfortable wearing them all day.
Manage dry eyes
A common symptom of wearing contact lenses is dry eyes. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer through dry eyes. Keeping a supply of eyedrops on hand and using them when you need them can help stave off the uncomfortable, gritty and irritating symptoms of dry eyes.
Report any problems
Most people adjust easily to contacts and enjoy the freedom of wearing them. But if you do experience issues, such as red or irritated eyes, blurriness, or pain, report them right away to Dr. Hieu Huynh so that she can check the fit of your lenses and make necessary adjustments.
Keep an extra pair of glasses on hand
Once you get used to your contact lenses, you’ll be very happy you made the switch. But there are times when you just feel like wearing glasses. If you’re feeling under the weather or your seasonal allergies are kicking in, you may want to avoid putting something in your eye and go back to your old glasses.
So don’t ditch your glasses for good when you make the transition to contact lenses. Keep a pair with an up-to-date prescription in your bedside drawer for those times.
Are you ready to ditch your glasses? Call us at Clarity Vision Care in Richardson, Texas, to find out how you can make the switch to contact lenses. You can also request an appointment through this website.