We fit Vistakon (Acuvue), Alcon , Coopervision, and Bausch + Lomb, SynergEyes , and Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses.
Contact Lens Safety Tips
- DO make sure contact lenses and lens storage cases are cleaned and disinfected regularly, according to your eye doctor’s instructions.
- DON’T place contact lenses in your mouth or use your saliva to wet them.
- DO replace contact lenses regularly, according to your eye doctor’s directions.
- DON’T “top off” old solution in your contact lens case. Instead, discard old solution and replace it with fresh solution.
- DO always rub contact lenses when you clean them, even if using a “no-rub” solution.
I’m interested in wearing contact lenses. How long does it take to get used to them?
It depends on the type of contact lenses you choose. Most people get used to soft (hydrogel or silicone hydrogel) contact lenses immediately or in just a few days. If you choose rigid gas permeable (RGP or GP) lenses or hybrid contact lenses, it might take a couple weeks or longer for your eyes to fully adapt to the lenses.
Are contact lenses difficult to care for?
There are certain steps you need to take to ensure that your eyes stay healthy and your contacts last as long as possible. The exceptions are daily disposable contact lenses and some extended wear contacts that are discarded every time they’re removed.
How old must children be before they can wear contact lenses?
That depends on how responsible the child is. This decision is best made jointly between you, your child and your eye doctor.
What kinds of contacts are available?
Contact lenses come in various material types, replacement schedules and wear schedules. Many wearers find disposable contact lenses and extended wear contacts are the most convenient.