If you’re a long-term spectacle wearer, you’ll probably be familiar with the restrictions they can pose in certain situations. They might have a tendency to slip down your nose, get fogged up easily in warm environments and in some cases, become uncomfortable.
If this sounds like you, maybe it’s time for you to consider contact lenses.
Just like glasses, contact lenses contain the prescription relevant to you to correct any sight problems you might have. You can have daily lenses, which should be disposed of at the end of each day, or monthly varieties which can be cleaned and reused multiple times a month.
Many people find that contact lenses are much more convenient than wearing glasses. They allow you full peripheral vision, very rarely slip out, and are a lot more comfortable if you’re particularly active or play a lot of sport.
Despite their many benefits, contact lenses can occasionally be tricky to get to grips with. For that reason your optician will give you a full demonstration of how to insert and remove them before you first start using them. They’ll also be able to answer any questions you might have and teach you how best to look after your new lenses.
Cleaning your contact lenses is very important to keep them bacteria-free and from causing eye infections. You should remember to clean them regularly in a special lens solution, never water, and don’t wear them for longer than recommended each day.
If you do decide to start wearing contact lenses, remember to book an eye test regularly to make sure they are suitable for your eyes and not causing irritation.
To find out more about eye conditions or to book an eye test at City Eyewear, please call our friendly team on 01274 729393.