Contact Lenses FAQ

Contact lenses are a well-known and effective alternative to traditional eyeglasses for vision correction. They offer numerous advantages, including a wider field of vision and the convenience of not having frames obstructing your view. At F & M Family Eyecare in Riverdale, GA, we provide a wide selection of lenses and are dedicating to helping you find the best lenses for your needs. Before visiting us, take a look at some frequently asked questions about contact lenses below:

Contact Lenses FAQs

How Do Contact Lenses Work?

Contact lenses work by refracting light to focus it correctly on the retina. Depending on the type of vision correction needed, the lenses are shaped to address nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or presbyopia. They must be prescribed by an eye care professional after a thorough eye exam.

Are Contact Lenses Safe?

When used properly, contact lenses are safe and effective. It is crucial to follow your eye care optometrist’s instructions on wear time, cleaning, and storage. Improper use, such as wearing lenses for too long or not cleaning them properly, can lead to eye infections and other complications.

What Are the Types of Contact Lenses?

There are several types of contact lenses, each designed for specific needs. Some of these lenses include:

Soft Lenses: Soft lenses are made from flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses: These lenses are made from durable materials that allow oxygen to pass through. They provide clear, crisp vision.
Extended Wear Lenses: These lenses are designed for overnight wear, but must be approved by an eye care professional.
Disposable Lenses: Disposable lenses are designed for daily, weekly, or monthly replacement to ensure optimal eye health.

How Should You Care for Contacts?

It is essential to properly care for your contact lenses to protect your eye health. This includes washing hands before handling lenses, using recommended cleaning solutions, and following the replacement schedule prescribed by our eye doctor. Never use tap water or saliva to clean lenses, as these can introduce harmful bacteria.

Can Anyone Wear Contact Lenses?

Most people who need vision correction can wear contact lenses, but not everyone. Our optometrist will consider factors like your eye health, tear production, and personal habits. A comprehensive eye exam is necessary to determine if contact lenses are a suitable option for you.

What Should I Do If My Eyes Feel Uncomfortable?

If your eyes feel uncomfortable, dry, or irritated while wearing contact lenses, remove them immediately and consult our optometrist. Discomfort can be a sign of lens damage, improper fit, or an eye condition that needs attention. Never ignore persistent discomfort or redness.

Contact Us for an Appointment Today

Whether you are considering contact lenses or need assistance with your current lenses, our team at F & M Family Eyecare in Riverdale, GA, can help. To schedule your appointment, contact our office at (770) 996-3495 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we look forward to helping you!

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