Most frequent questions and answers
There is no minimum age at which contact lenses can be worn. It is necessary to visit an eye care professional who, using an eye test, will assess whether you can use lenses and will choose the appropriate contact lenses for your lifestyle.
With permanent use of contact lenses, follow-ups are necessary every six months.
The effect of contact lenses may be more accurate than the one of eyeglasses because the lenses affect directly the surface of the eye. The ophthalmologist will choose the appropriate lenses for your lifestyle, and the shape and size of the eyes.
Any vision defect can be corrected with contact lenses, ranging from myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism to presbyopia (old-sightedness).
Each manufacturer reminds the users to respect the expiry date of contact lenses. Failure to comply with the replacement of the lenses before the expiry date can lead to complications, infections, eye irritation.
An eye care professional, when choosing contact lenses, will inform you about how to properly store and care for contact lenses. In addition, an information leaflet with instructions for use is provided in the lens solution packaging. Wash your hands before you begin. Then place the lenses in a case with solution and leave overnight. The lenses are ready for use next morning.
It is best to use these solutions which were suggested by an eye care professional when selecting contact lenses, the solution is to clean, disinfect and rinse the sediment from the contact lenses. In addition, read the information leaflet attached to the bottle packaging before using the solution.
It’s best to follow the eye care professional’s instructions. Allergens in the air can set on the lenses and can cause discomfort. It is best to use daily disposable lenses, since this reduces the risk of eye irritation. In case of severe allergies, discomfort or conjunctivitis, it is best to take a break from using the lenses.
The choice of contact lenses by people leading an active lifestyle is the perfect solution. They do not limit the field of view, they do not fog up. Some contact lenses have UV filters. However, they will not replace sunglasses that are protective in the case of e.g. winter sports when the sunlight reflects off the white surface.
You can swim in contact lenses. The best choice is daily disposable lenses, which are best replaced with a new pair after getting out of water. You will avoid irritation from sea salt or chlorine in the pool.