Buying Contact Lenses
There are many factors to consider when buying contact lenses. You will need to have a complete eye exam and contact lens consultation with your optometrist who will advise you about the best options for your vision requirements and lifestyle needs.
After your initial consultation, you will be fitted with a new pair of contact lenses. Then after you have worn the lenses for a full day your optometrist should check the fit of the contact lens on the eyeball to ensure that it is fitting nicely i.e. not too tight/loose to avoid causing damage or irritation. Once this exam has been completed you will be given a prescription for the contact lenses you have been fitted with. This is the prescription you can use to purchase your contacts. It is very important that you order the exact brand and lenses recommended by your optometrist.
When changing brands and or lenses your prescription may need to be adjusted to suit the new lenses. Not all contact lenses are created equal as they are made from various materials which can result in slightly different optics and fit on the eyeball. Sight is precious so do not take chances, always check with your optometrist.
Definition: A soft contact lens is a hydrophilic (water loving) disc that floats on your cornea. It is specially shaped to focus light into the retina of your eye and cover your cornea to correct your entire field of vision.