Contact Lenses at Modern Eyes Optometry
Those wishing to wear contact lenses have many options available for their vision and eye care needs. Seeing our eye doctor in Carlsbad for a contact lens appointment can help determine if contact lenses are the best for your vision needs and which ones to wear. Our optometrist at Modern Eyes Optometry is ready to help you with all of your eye care, contact lenses, and treatment needs.
What Happens During a Contact Lens Exam
Those wanting to wear contact lenses need to schedule an appointment with our optometrist for a contact lens exam. The first step in a contact lens exam is to determine your prescription. After this, our optometrist then determines the correct fit for your contact lenses. During this, we discuss the wide variety of types and brands of contact lenses to fit your lifestyle. Some eye conditions, like allergies or dry eye, may make wearing contact lenses uncomfortable. We can ensure you are set up with a pair of contacts that are right for your eyes.
Contact Lenses and Eye Care
Proper eye care is vital when wearing contact lenses to prevent damage to your eyes. During your second contact lens exam, we will ensure you know how to properly insert and remove your contacts. It's also essential to practice good hygiene when handling your contacts to prevent bacteria from getting into your eyes.
Types of Contact Lenses
Hard Contact Lenses
A rigid gas-permeable lens is the most common hard contact lens. These lenses are made from a combination of plastic and other materials. Additionally, these lenses hold their shape better than soft contacts but need more care to ensure they do not get scratched.
Soft Contact Lenses
This is the most common lens we prescribe patients. Soft contact lenses offer a flexible lens to help with vision correction. Soft contact lens options include daily wear, extended-wear, toric, and colored.
Contact lenses are now available in bifocal and multifocal lenses to allow you to see clearly at different distances. In addition, monovision correction lenses are available to help with varying distances and are where the wearer where's a lens for near vision in one eye and one for distance in the other eye.
Most contact lenses are not designed for overnight wear and require nightly removal and cleansing in a contact lens solution. Sleeping in contacts not designed for extended wear can increase the chances of developing a severe eye infection or damaging the eyes. Additionally, it is vital to replace contact lenses according to the schedule prescribed by our eye doctor.
Schedule Your Appointment with Our Eye Doctor in Carlsbad Today
Contact our team at Modern Eyes Optometry for quality family eye care. We offer a wide range of frames and other eyewear options. To learn more about the contact lenses or other eye care services we offer, you can call us at (760) 678-0008.