Contact lenses are a medical device which require a prescription … even if they are not for vision correction. When you have an eye exam, your eye care professional will assess the health of your eyes and also check for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. While you look at an eye chart, your eye care professional will measure your vision precisely, and, if necessary, determine a prescription for corrective lenses.

We’ll help you with the basics of contact lens wear and care to help keep your eyes healthy and comfortable. Of course, regular check-up examinations by your eye care professional are an important part of wearing contact lenses. And we recommend that you always follow your eye care professional’s directions.

Contact lenses are designed for specific wearing times. Depending on what’s best for your eyes, your eye care professional may recommend a lens designed for daily replacement, or a lens designed for frequent/planned replacement.

  • Daily disposable wear – the contact lens is discarded after each removal
  • Frequent/Planned Replacement – the contact lens is cleaned, rinsed and disinfected each time it is removed from the eye and discarded after the recommended wearing period prescribed by the eye care professional.
  • It’s really important to follow the replacement schedule your eye care professional gave you – it tells you when you need new lenses. Following it will help keep your eyes healthy and comfortable – so make sure you stick to it.

More on this in next week’s post

Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician or doctor.

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KOBRIN & MARTIN OPTOMETRISTS, SANDTON

Tel: 011 884 8413  |  kobrinmartin@telkomsa.net