Changing from glasses to contact lenses can be a freeing experience: you can enjoy your favorite activities without the inconvenience of wearing glasses. If you’ve recently been fitted with contacts, it’s important to understand that there is a learning curve. Most people need a little bit of time to get used to wearing contact lenses. Here are a few tips to help you get started.
The type of contact lens matters because it determines how long you can wear the lenses and how they need to be cleaned. Soft contact lenses come in several types, including:
It is important that you only use cleaning solutions designed for contact lenses. Any other cleaning products could damage the lenses or harm your eyes. Never use tap water, rewetting eye drops, or saliva on your contact lenses because they could cause an infection in your eye.
Two types of contact lens cleaners can be used, depending on the type of lenses you are wearing:
One important thing that everyone should know about contact lenses: you shouldn’t swim or shower while wearing your contact lenses. It’s better to remove the contacts before these activities.
Not only is it important to determine the right prescription for your contact lenses, but it’s also necessary to choose the ideal type of lenses for your unique needs. If you want to start wearing contact lenses or need new ones, we invite you to schedule an examination at our office.
We offer full-service eyecare solutions, including check-ups, eyeglasses, and contact lenses. If you have questions or need assistance with your eye health, then contact our team at Temecula Creek Optometry at your convenience: (951) 302 -1331.