The Answers to All Your Questions

General Questions:

Frequently asked Quetion

There are different types of contacts available in the market. It’s your personal decision and eye care professional consultation determining the type of contact lenses you should go with. These are some important types of contacts.

  • Daily disposable
  • Monthly or Bi-weekly disposable
  • Multi-focal lenses
  • Toric Lenses
  • Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses

Your lifestyle, budget, eye health, and personal preference determine the type of lenses you should go with.

If you need the highest level of convenience and can afford regular discarding of contact lenses, go with daily disposables. They require no cleaning, are hassle-free, and don’t require storage.

On the other hand, Weekly or monthly disposables require regular maintenance; they are affordable, however.

If you wear contacts occasionally, daily disposable is a better option; you will have a fresh and comfortable experience every time you wear them.

How long one can wear contact lenses depends on the type of lenses you are wearing, recommendations of your eye care professional, and your personal preferences.

Disposable lenses are made to be worn once. You can only wear them occasionally for 12-16 hours and then dispose of them.

Weekly or monthly disposable lenses are designed to be used multiple times. They require proper cleaning, maintenance, and storage. Consult your eye care professional to learn how long you can wear them.

On the other hand, extended lenses are designed to be worn for extended periods. You can wear them for a long time, even for days, and sleep with them. Still, you must consult with your eye care professional to learn if it would be okay to sleep wearing the lenses.

You can wear contacts while participating in sports and outdoor activities like football, basketball, etc. Due to their vision issues, many athletes prefer wearing their lenses while participating in international-level games.

It depends from person to person and condition to condition. If you are sensitive, and your eyes are sensitive to the foreign object in them, you may take longer than usual. If you have a medical condition, dry eyes, and infections or had surgery long back, you may take longer than expected to get used to them. In the end, if you are persistent in wearing them, maybe in a week, with all these problems and issues will get used to them.

It’s your insurance plan that can verify whether you got the covering or not. Vision insurance plans vary with their benefits and coverage, so you have a bird’s eye view of your plan’s details and check if it covers them. In most cases, vision insurance covers contact lenses with some limitations and conditions.

Yes, a 12-year-old can wear contact lenses if diagnosed with farsightedness. But you will not decide; the eye care professional should decide. He will consider more than one factor, like general eye health, tear production, corneal health, and kids’ ability to maintain contact lenses.

It depends on the type of surgery you had, your current eye health, and your eye care professional recommendation. Right after the surgery, like in a month or two, you should not wear contact because that’s the healing period, and during the healing period, wearing a contact lens can limit your recovery.

In general, people wear contact lenses even after complex eye surgeries. Your doctor could tell you about that after thoroughly examining your condition.


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