Learn about Contact Lenses from Your Manchester Optometrist

Learn about Contact Lenses from Your Manchester Optometrist

If you are tired of wearing glasses or recently discovered you need corrective lenses and don’t want to wear glasses, Prudhomme Vision in Manchester CT offers a variety of contact lenses to accommodate your vision and lifestyle needs. For example, we have daily wear soft contact lenses that you wear during the day and throw away at night, extended wear contacts (up to six days before they need discarded) and planned replacement contacts you can wear for months without needing new ones. We also offer bifocal/multifocal contacts and rigid-gas permeable contacts you wear until your prescription changes.

5 FAQs about Contact Lenses

How Long Does It Take to Get Used to Wearing Contacts?

With soft contact lenses, there is little to no period of adjustment needed for most people. As a rule, you should feel no discomfort after wearing your contacts for seven to 10 days. If your contacts continue irritating your eyes, you may need to switch to a different kind of contact lenses.

I have astigmatism. Can I still wear contact lenses?

Soft contact lenses called toric lenses correct astigmatism by incorporating varying prescriptions in different meridians. Toric lenses for astigmatism are made of rigid gas permeable material or soft silicone hydrogel.

Will It Hurt My Contacts or Eyes If I Swim While Wearing Contacts?

You can swim while wearing contacts if you wear goggles to prevent water from entering your eyes. Pool and beach water contain bacteria and other pathogens that may cause infections.

Why Do Contact Lens Wearers Need Regular Eye Exams If Their Prescription Hasn’t Changed?

Your Manchester doctor of optometry will not only check your vision parameters but also your overall eye health.  For people who wear contact lenses, visiting their Manchester CT optometrist at least once a year is especially important for detecting developing problems that are often asymptomatic.

I Have Light Blue Eyes But Want Deeper Blue Eyes. Do You Offer Colored Contact Lenses?

Yes, we do! Come in for an examination and consultation to learn more about our colored contact lenses.

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