Contact lenses are far better today than they were five to ten years ago. With new materials and designs, virtually anybody can wear them, including those with an astigmatism or those who need bifocals. There are several modalities to choose from including the ever-growing daily disposables to bi-weekly to monthly. There are even contact lenses that have FDA approval for 30 days of continuous wear. In addition, check out the recently released first-of-its-kind Acuvue Oasys with Transitions – a contact lens that darkens when exposed to sunlight.
Regardless of what brand or type of contact lens you wear, they require proper care to maintain a healthy cornea and reduce your risk of eye infections. If you are a current contact lens wearer, at each vision we will not only measure your vision with your existing contacts, but also ensure that the contacts are fitting properly and that your cornea is in good health, and review your contact lens care so that you will be a happy contact lens wearer for years to come.
Many people view contact lenses as a commodity. But remember that you are essentially placing a piece of plastic on your cornea. As such, contact lenses require a prescription similar to medications. They are medical devices that need to be monitored on a regular basis. Pennsylvania state law dictates that contact lens prescriptions “may not be greater than 1 year.”
If you have any questions regarding contacts that you currently wear or are interested in trying them for the first time, Dr. Wojton will be glad to discuss which type or brand may be best for you.
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