The Fox Eye Care Group Raleigh full service Optometric office is designed to meet both your eye health needs as well as your contact lens requirements.
Our contact lens technicians can take the confusion out of which lenses are right for your lifestyle. Multi-focal, toric, dailies, monthly lenses, colors and RGP’s….let us help you discover your personal favorites.
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Thinking about trying contact lenses?
Contact lenses are much easier to fit and wear than they were years ago. Start by checking out the advantages and disadvantages of typical types of contact lenses– as well as the ground rules for avoiding eye infections.
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are the most popular style of contact lens both in the United States and worldwide. Soft contact lenses can be made use of to remedy assorted vision conditions, including:
- Farsightedness (hyperopia )
- Obscured vision (astigmatism)
- Age-related loss of close-up vision (presbyopia)
Soft contact lenses conform to the shape of your eye. They’re comfortable and also generally remain in place well, so they’re a good choice if you take part in sports or lead an on the move approach to life.
Soft contact lenses come in numerous types, such as:
- Daily wear. Daily wear soft contact lenses are commonly the least costly choice. You wear the lenses during the day, and take them out them each evening to be washed as well as disinfected. How long you may use a single set of daily wear lenses varies based on the producer.
- Extended wear. You could use extended wear soft contact lenses while you sleep, however, they have to be taken out for cleaning as well as sterilizing at least once a week. It’s still vital to be careful with overnight use, though, since it enhances the threat of eye infections– even if the lenses have actually been authorized for extended wear.
- Disposable. Disposable soft contact lenses are normally the most expensive choice. You use the lenses during the day and throw them away in the evening. They do not have to be washed or disinfected. You just use them for the recommended timeframe– such as daily, weekly or on a monthly basis– then throw them away. You might take into consideration disposable lenses if you usually only wear contacts occasionally, you can’t stand disinfecting solution or you put a premium on ease.
Hard Contact Lenses
Rigid, gas permeable lenses, or hard contact lenses, provide clear, crisp vision for many vision issues. Hard contact lenses might be specifically appealing if you have actually tried soft contact lenses and been unhappy with the end results.
Hard contact lenses are typically more breathable compared to are soft contact lenses, which lessens the risk of eye infections. Many hard contact lenses have to be removed for cleansing as well as sterilization during the night.
It might require up to a week to adapt to hard contact lenses, also they’re more likely to move from the center of your eye compared to soft contact lenses– which may cause distress as well as obscured sight.
If your prescription doesn’t vary, plus you attend to your hard contact lenses, you can use the same pair of lenses for up to two to three years.
Specialized contact lenses.
According to your vision requirements, you might think about specialized contact lenses, which include:
- Hybrid contact lenses. Hybrid contact lenses have a hard (gas permeable) middle bordered by a soft external ring. Hybrid contact lenses may be an alternative if you have an uneven corneal curvature (keratoconus) or you have trouble wearing standard hard lenses.
- Bifocal or multifocal contact lenses. These lenses, which are readily available in both soft and hard variations, can rectify nearsightedness, farsightedness as well as astigmatism in combination with age-related loss of near vision (presbyopia).
- Colored contact lenses. Some contact lenses are tinted, either for cosmetic or remedial objectives– to boost color vision or help compensate for color blindness, for example. Stay clear of costume or decorative contact lenses, though. These lenses could harm your eyes as well as cause potentially severe eye infections.
Getting the best fit for your contact lenses
If you would like to try contact lenses, consult your optometrist or other eye care professional for a comprehensive eye exam and also a contact lens fitting.
Arrange follow-up exams as recommended by your eye care specialist. You could require a follow-up assessment after one week, one month and also six months, and afterwards once a year.
Avoiding eye infections.
Using contact lenses of any sort raises the risk of corneal infection, just due to the fact that contact lenses decrease the quantity of oxygen that reaches the corneas. However, eye infections aren’t unpreventable.
Our Guidelines on How to Care for Your Lenses:
- Wash, rinse and dry your hands fully before touching your lenses.
- Remove contacts before going to bed. Although extended wear lenses are made to be worn while sleeping, we advise that you take them out in order to decrease the risk of infections.
- Remove contacts before showering, using a Jacuzzi or swimming. Minimal contact with water is recommended.
- Never lubricate your lenses with saliva.
- Only use sterile, commercially sold contact lens solutions that were made for your type of lenses. Water or homemade saline should not be used. Each time you sterilize your contacts, spill out the used disinfectant solution. Never add refills to the used solution that’s already in your case.
- Scrub and rinse your contact lenses while cleaning them, even if your solution is labeled “no-rub”.
- Pay heed to expiration dates.
- Replace contact lens cases every 3 to 6 months, and replace the lenses according to the manufacturer’s recommendation.
Dry Eyes & contact lenses
Dry eyes are always a risk when you wear contact lenses. Lubricating eye drops may be helpful, yet if you continue to suffer from red, itchy or sore eyes, remove your lenses and give us a call. If your vision becomes hazy, you experience sensitivity to light or your eyes feel painful, contact us immediately at Fox Eye Care Group for an appointment.
In our Raleigh and Goldsboro, NC, offices, we’re dedicated to making sure that your eyes stay healthy. Contact lenses lower the amount of oxygen that reaches your corneas, and this puts you at a greater risk of corneal infection. However, proper care and handling of contact lenses will prevent most eye infections.