CONTACT LENS QUESTIONS
Can I change to a different contact lens solution without checking with the optometrist?
Your Optometrist will have recommended a solution for you based on many different factors. Your lenses and solutions should be seen as working as a team, and changing the solution can cause discomfort, allergy or other problems. Supermarkets often vary the contents of the bottle without changing the packaging so unless you note the ingredients down you can't tell what you are buying.
Who can wear contact lenses ? and what age can I start wearing them?
I have astigmatism. Can I wear contact lenses?
Do I need to clean and disinfect my lenses every night ?
Can I rinse my lenses with tap water?
Can I use eye drops with my lenses in?
If you require eye drops for a condition such as glaucoma or allergies , it is recommended they be instilled at least 5 minutes prior to application of the lenses or after lenses are removed.
What do I do if i can not remove my contact lenses from my eye?
Is it safe to sleep in my lenses?
No . Sleeping in your contact lenses reduces oxygen transmission to the eye. This can cause swelling of the cornea and abnormal blood vessels to grow into the cornea.
SPECIALTY CONTACT LENSES
Why do I need to use preservative – free solutions to fill my scleral lenses?
There is minimal tear exchange when the lens is on the eye . Long – term exposure to preservatives can cause a sensitivity or toxicity to the cornea resulting in redness and irritation.