Should it be an expert who prescribes the use of contact lenses?
Yes, it will always be necessary for an expert to check your eyesight and confirm that you can wear contact lenses. This optometric prescription is different from that of prescription glasses and will serve for your optometrist to adapt the most appropriate lenses If your optometrist has not previously offered you its use, you can propose it yourself.
How long will it take for my eyes to get used to wearing contact lenses?
It is not an exact science, so it can vary according to each person, you can let them notice in a few minutes or you may need a little more time. There are many types of contact lenses that we can adapt to the prescription and parameters of each person, so that they see and notice them as comfortable as possible. Your eyes have been seeing through glasses for a long time and wearing contact lenses for the first time is a major change because you see perfectly in all directions with a small eye movement.
Do I need to try the contact lenses in the optician before buying them?
Yes, it is the most common. At Optics & University Audiology we always offer our customers that they can try contact lenses for free for a month. Depending on the frequency of use, we will recommend you to check how they adapt to your day to day.
What should I do if I notice discomfort every time I try to put on my contact lenses?
It is not something that usually happens, so it is best to go to your optometrist as soon as possible and check you.
They will help you and remember how to put them correctly, clean and hydrate them so that their use is comfortable and easy.
Can contact lenses cause eye infections?
If you make good use and care of contact lenses as indicated by your vision specialist you should not have any problem. What can cause infections when wearing contact lenses is to wear them longer than recommended by the manufacturer, not cleaning the contact lenses properly, sleeping with them on, wetting them or getting into the water with them. If you have discomfort, it is best to use your prescription glasses, until they confirm that everything is fine. Are you ready to put on your contact lenses for the first time? You see that it is not a complicated process, so do not worry because it will only take a few days to adapt to the contact lenses and then you will not notice that you are wearing them. If you have any questions about how to put on contact lenses for the first time or are thinking of encouraging you to wear contact lenses, do not hesitate to visit us at any of our Optics centers so that our specialists can study your specific case. We are waiting for you!