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Your Optometrist in Chula Vista Offers Contact Lens FAQs

Many individuals with refractive errors such as myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism would prefer to give up wearing eyeglasses and switch to more attractive and more comfortable contact lenses. A number of common questions arise when considering the use of contact lenses. Here are a few FAQs from your optometrist in Chula Vista to help you make an informed decision about switching to wearing contact lenses.

contact lenses FAQs from your optometrist in chula vista

At what age can individuals start wearing contact lenses?

Generally, children can begin wearing contact lenses around the age of 11 or 12. By this age, they are ready to perform the routine maintenance and care that contact lenses require. They often enjoy looking more attractive and having the freedom to engage in sports more easily.

What kinds of contact lenses are available?

Today, a variety of contact lens types are available to suit different needs. You may be interested in changing your eye color, having the easy care of disposable lenses or having lenses you can wear while you sleep. Soft lenses are a popular choice because they are very comfortable to wear. However, some types of vision correction require rigid, gas-permeable lenses. Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism that makes vision blurry. Bifocal or multifocal lenses can be used for different fields of vision, such as seeing at a distance or seeing at close range. Your optometrist can advise you on the best choice for your vision and lifestyle needs.

What's the best way to care for contact lenses?

If you are conscientious about your daily lens cleaning routine, you are unlikely to develop any problems with infection or irritation. Most infections occur from contaminated lens solution or contamination of lens cases. Your eye doctor will recommend washing your hands carefully before putting in or taking out your contact lenses. You should also refresh your supply of contact lens solution frequently to prevent contamination.

As I get older, reading small print is more difficult. Do I need to wear glasses again?

Many individuals develop presbyopia, problems with seeing at close range, in their 40s and 50s. Although you can simply carry a pair of glasses for reading, new bifocal lenses enable you to see at both close ranges and at a distance.

Call Villa Optometry For A Contact Lens Exam

Dr. Angelica Villa and the trained staff at Villa Optometry provide superior eye care to their patients in Chula Vista, CA and surrounding areas. With state-of-the-art equipment and the most current products on the market, we can provide precise contact lens exam for a comfortable fit, even for patients who have irregular corneas. Contact Villa Optometry today at 619-482-2020 for an appointment to have a contact lens exam that will allow clear vision without wearing glasses.

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