Simplify Your Eye Care Routine

New Wearers

Considering Contact Lenses?

Some people also need to carry several pair of glasses everywhere they go


One pair for seeing far


One pair for reading


One pair of tinted sunglasses for outdoor activities

As you’ll discover, making the decision to be less dependent on glasses is the first of many choices you’ll get to make when you choose contact lenses for vision correction. Although you may still need to wear glasses at times and you should always have a backup pair of glasses, today there are contact lenses that can help you see near and far most of the time—even if you have presbyopia or astigmatism.

Partnering with your doctor

The first and most important step in getting your first pair of contact lenses is to make an appointment with your eye doctor. Your eye care professional will perform a contact lens fitting evaluation. During a contact lens fitting, your eye care provider will assess the health of your ocular surface and take measurements of your eye’s unique shape to make sure the lenses fit properly and address your specific visual needs.

A contact lens fitter will have access to contact lenses that can meet a variety of visual needs, including near-sightedness, far-sightedness, and astigmatism. Contact lenses can even help correct for presbyopia, the age-related erosion of near vision that prompts us to reach for reading glasses.

Male ophthalmologist conducting an eye examination

Deciding what’s right for you

When you meet with your eye care provider, explain how you want to wear your new contact lenses. For example, you might want to wear them every day or only for special occasions, sports, and work. These are essential details that will help your doctor select an appropriate lens material and lens-wearing schedule, also known as a replacement schedule.

Improper cleaning and irregular replacement of contact lenses and contact lens cases—as well as other behaviors relating to contact lens hygiene and care—have been linked to a higher risk of complications,so you must always follow your doctors lens care advice, using specific cleaners and solutions. Never wash your lenses in water.

Post time: Aug-29-2022