New contact lens materials and technologies mean that 80% or better of the population can now successfully be fitted for and wear contact lenses. This means that if you’ve been told in the past you could not wear contact lenses because of astigmatism or presbyopia (you need bifocals), chances are we can now fit you in contact lenses that will not only improve your quality of vision, but also your quality of life!
Most people who wear glasses can get the same, or even better, vision with contact lenses. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, have astigmatism, or need bifocals, there is likely to be contact lenses that can meet your vision requirements.
New contact lenses are being developed all the time. So even if you were told that you couldn’t wear contact lenses just a few years ago, you may be able to wear them today. For example, people with astigmatism, who in the recent past couldn’t wear soft contact lenses, now have lots of options to choose from!
Individuals choose to wear contact lenses because:
– They believe they look better in contact lenses
– Contact lenses provide them with better vision than glasses
– They find contact lenses more comfortable than glasses
– Contact lenses don’t fall off or break during sports
– Contact lenses don’t interfere with peripheral vision
– Contact lenses don’t steam up in the rain or cold
– It’s much easier to use cameras or binoculars with contact lenses
There’s no question that contact lenses can enhance appearance and provide excellent vision. But contact lenses are medical devices that require care and must be treated with respect.
Safe contact lens wear requires a commitment to:
– Having a qualified professional fit your lenses
– Carefully following the lens care instructions you have been given
– Wearing lenses according to the schedule you’ve been given
– Replacing your lenses according to the schedule you’ve been given
– Keeping follow-up appointments with your eyecare practitioner
– Remaining alert for signs of trouble.
If you’ve never worn contact lenses, you’re likely to have many questions about them. Your Stirling Eyecare contact lens practitioner is an expert who will be happy to answer all your questions questions.
Three main issues need to be addressed to achieve a proper contact lens fit: the health of the cornea and surrounding tissue, the comfort of the lens and the visual acuity (sharpness of vision). Our Doctors of Optometry are responsible for all three of these areas, which need to be individually assessed to give you the best contact lenses for your eyes. We custom fit every contact lens patient who sits in our exam chair!
If it’s time for you to say “Goodbye to Glasses” and “Hello to Freedom,” pick up the phone and call 972-800-6670 or fill out the appointment request form to your right today!