The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 45 million people in the U.S. wear contact lenses; two-thirds of them are female. Some folks start when they’re in their teens, while others wait until they’re adults. There are many advantages to wearing contacts instead of glasses. Those benefits include a wider field of view, better conditions while engaging in sports, and fewer vision distortions and obstructions.
If you’d like to start wearing contacts, you will receive outstanding care and attention to detail at the office of Paul Thompson, OD. Our staff has created a warm and pleasant atmosphere, and we’re determined to exceed your high expectations.
Most types of contact lenses can be worn daily or monthly before being removed for cleaning or disposal. Here’s an overall comparison.
If you’re someone who can’t or doesn’t want to keep your possessions tidy and organized, one-use daily contacts are a good choice because you don’t need to clean them in a solution and stow them overnight in a lens case. Unlike long ago, disposable lenses are now quite common, probably because they’re more convenient and you enjoy the luxury of seeing through an unsullied pair every day. Remove them before you go to bed.
If you’re organized and appreciate consistency, monthly contacts—wear them for up to 30 days before scrapping them—might be more up your alley. As with most contact lenses, it’s important to take them out before bedtime and store them in fresh contact lens solution. This applies to even the extended variety. Daily cleaning is vital because bacteria, calcium, proteins, lipids, dust and allergens can attach themselves to the lenses. The bacteria can cause eye infections, and the other organisms could cause additional complications and cloud the lenses.
All of us here at the office of Paul Thompson, OD pride ourselves on our friendly professionalism. We use state-of-the-art equipment that’s designed with safety, comfort and efficiency in mind. Please call us soon to make an appointment.
By Paul Thompson, OD
September 29, 2022
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