There are various types of contact lenses that serve specific purposes, ranging from vision correction to cosmetic. It’s important to choose the right type of contact lenses for your unique needs. Below are some questions that you should think about before purchasing contacts.
Will You Be Able to Properly Care for Your Contacts?
Contacts require proper care and cleaning. You have to be diligent about this. Otherwise, you risk an eye infection. Your eye doctor will likely advise you to wash your hands before touching your eyes or your contacts. They may also give you more specific instructions depending on which type of contact lenses you have.
How Often Will You Wear Them?
One of the first things that you should determine is how often you plan to wear your contacts. Will you wear them every day or just for special occasions? Soft contact lenses are popular because they can be worn occasionally or every day. Gas-permeable contacts should be worn consistently on a daily basis. Make sure to discuss this with your doctor during your eye exam so that they can advise you based on your needs.
Do You Have Dry Eyes or Eye Allergies?
Dry eyes or eye allergies can make wearing contact lenses a bit uncomfortable, which may limit your ability to wear contacts. If you have either of these conditions, make sure to talk to your doctor about it before your contact lens fitting.
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