There are several varieties of contact lenses. The distinctive features of each offer a wide range of options.
- Soft Contact Lenses
- Daily-Wear Lenses
- Extended-Wear Lenses
- Disposable-Wear Lenses
- Gas-Permeable Lenses
Wearing contact lenses is easy and comfortable for most individuals, provided that they follow their doctor’s instructions and care for their lenses. To keep the eyes healthy as a regular contact lens wearer, follow a few basic rules.
- Attend follow-up appointments on a regular basis
- Take contact lenses out each night at least one hour before going to sleep unless meant for extended use
- Do not exceed the recommended time period for wearing contact lenses even if they are not causing any discomfort
Do not wear contact lenses when eyes are painful, red or irritated. Remove the lenses, then clean and store them until the eyes are no longer experiencing these symptoms. If any uncomfortable symptoms return upon renewed use of the contact lenses, make an appointment for an office visit.