Contact Lenses FAQ

Problems corrected by contact lenses


If you’re new to contact lens wearing, read our Q & A and familiarize yourself with the basics of contacts. Still have questions? Contact our staff for expert advice.

Q: What are contact lenses?

A: Contact lenses are small, thin, spherical (in most cases) disks of various plastic or silicone related materials that are either moulded, created via spin casting or precision ground. They are designed to fit the exterior surface of the eye in order to correct or improve defective vision.

q: How do contact lenses stay on?

A: Surface attraction, known as capillary action, is created between the natural fluid layer of the cornea and the contact lens itself.

q: Do contact lenses hurt?

A: Contact lenses are as safe, if not safer, than conventional spectacles. Indeed, there are recorded cases in which a contact lens has saved an eye from sustaining more severe damage after being struck by a foreign object. This is due to its action as a protective barrier and the fact that contact lenses cannot shatter.

Q: Are follow up visits necessary with contact lenses?

A: Yes. Follow-up visits are essential and must be kept in order for your contact lens specialist to evaluate your progression. Periodic checkups ensure there are no problems with your contacts.

Q: Why is it important that I be fitted for contacts by a specialist?

A: A specialist is one who devotes his attention exclusively to a particular field of study, in this case the art/science of contact lens fitting. Contact lenses are prosthetic devices and must be expertly fitted; thus, their application demands the care of a professional, not somebody whose main concern is selling glasses and whose contact lens knowledge is superficial at best.

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