Contact lenses are worn directly on the cornea of the eye. They provide a safe and efficient way to correct refractive errors and are a good alternative to glasses when used with care. Your healthcare practitioner will help you find the contact lenses that best suit you.
The most popular contact lenses are used to correct Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, Presbyopia and corneal irregularities. They come in various types:
You wear these daily and throw them each day.
You wear them and remove them for cleaning every day. They are used for 1 month.
These can be worn while you sleep but must be removed for daily cleaning. Extra care is required with overnight use since it increases the risk of eye infection. They are used for 1 month.
You wear these and remove them to be daily cleaned and disinfected. They are used for 2 years.
Rigid, gas-permeable, hard lenses provide crisp vision. If you have dry eyes or don’t care for soft lenses, these may be the perfect fit. They are more breathable than soft lenses, reducing the chance of an eye infection. Typically hard lenses must be removed at night for cleaning. If your prescription remains the same and you take good care of your lenses, you can keep the same pair for 2 years.
Available in hard formats, they are fitted for corneal irregularities.
Available in soft formats, they correct Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, and Presbyopia.
Available in soft formats, they are used for corrective and cosmetic purposes. These lenses can change the colour of your eyes.
Wash your hands with soap and water, rinse and dry them with a lint-free towel before handling your contacts.
This applies to extended wear contacts as well, as continuous wear increases the risk of eye infections.
Always start with the same eye so you avoid mixing right and left, and be sure to always make sure the lens is in the right position. We recommend keeping your nails short to avoid eye injury.
Use only commercially prepared, sterile products adapted to the type of lenses you wear. Discard the solution in the contact lens case each time you disinfect the lenses. Gently rub and rinse your lenses as directed. Don’t use contact solution that is past the expiration date.
Follow manufacturer guidelines for replacing your contacts.
If you experience eye pain, swelling, sensitivity, itchiness, or redness, remove your contact lenses and consult your eye care doctor for treatment.