Miami Optometrist Answers Contact Lens FAQ
We know contact lens can be confusing and sometimes scary for new users. Let International Opticians help clear some of the confusion surrounding contact lenses. Our optometrist located in Miami answers frequently asked questions about contact lenses.
I’m interested in contact lenses. How can my Miami optometrist help?
We can help you determine if contact lenses are right for you, and assist you in choosing the right type of contacts to fit your personal needs. We can get you started with a contact lens exam, then a prescription.
How popular are contact lenses?
More than 38 million Americans wear contact lenses, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Are contacts bad for your eyes?
It depends on how well you follow your eye doctor’s advice. All contact lenses reduce the amount of oxygen reaching the transparent layer covering the eye, known as the cornea, and this can increase the risk for eye problems. Following the advice of your optometrist or optician can reduce this risk. The risk for infections and other eye health problems is low if you follow your optometry professional’s recommendations.
Can a contact get lost behind my eye?
No, the worst that can happen is that your contact dislodges from its proper position after you rub your eyelid. You can normally find a dislodged contact under your upper eyelid. Your optometrist can help you locate and remove the lens, if necessary.
Is it difficult to take care of contacts?
Contact lenses do require more care than do glasses, but it is easy to take good care of your contact lenses. Your optician or optometrist can give you tips on how to take care of your contacts.
Are there different types of contact lenses?
Yes, there are now many different types of contact lenses, including:
- Disposable Soft that you can wear for a few days before throwing away
- Daily Wear are reusable or disposable lenses comfortable enough for all-day wear
- Extended Wear that you can wear for several days
- Toric lenses that correct astigmatism, a defect in the eye that causes distorted images
- Multifocal / Bifocal that correct both distance and reading vision
- Rigid Gas Permeable lenses are a smaller, more rigid contact lens
Are disposable contact lenses worth the money?
No matter how well you clean your contact lenses, you will always leave behind a little oil and grime that increases the risk for infection. Because you throw them away before they get too dirty, you can reduce your risk for eye infections by using disposable lenses. Furthermore, if you wear daily disposable lenses that you throw away at the end of the day rather than clean, you save money on cleaning solutions.
Contact Our Local Eye Doctor in Miami if Your Thinking About Contact Lenses
Contact International Opticians for contact lenses for you and your entire family. International Opticians is conveniently located at 2264 SW 22nd St. (Coral Way) in Miami, FL. This location is within a 5-minute drive from Coral Gables, Brickell, Key Biscayne, and Coconut Grove. Make your appointment with our Miami optometrist today by calling 305-854-6191.