No! Only a qualified optician examining you should advise you about which lenses are good for your eyes.
Can I use soft contact lenses if I have astigmatism?
Yes! You can wear a special type of soft contact lens called a toric lens which will correct your astigmatism.
You can find these lenses in our web shop by selecting "Toric lenses" in the menu.
Toric lenses are normally more expensive and there are fewer types and colors to chose from compared with with regular (spherical) lenses.
I have dark eyes, can I wear colored contact lenses?
Yes! Colored lenses for dark eyes are called opaque contacts.
Colored contact lenses for light colored eyes are called enhancer tints.
Daily wear and extended wear opaque contact lenses are available in many different colors and shades.
Can I swim with my contact lenses?
We do not recommend it, but it is possible. Because water contains bacterias that can adhere to your lenses and cause infections.
If you do choose to swim with your lenses, we recommend that you wear goggles and that you disinfect the lenses immediately afterwards.
Can I wear contact lenses while participating in sports?
There are many advantages to wearing contact lenses instead of glasses when participating in sports;
» they always stay in place » they will not steam up from perspiration » they will not fog up if you move from cold to warm temperatures. » they provide better peripheral vision and depth perception » they eliminate the risk of injury caused by wearing glasses » they make it easier to wear protective goggles
If I have laser surgery, will I still need my glasses or contact lenses?
Very few patients who have laser surgery achieve 20/20 vision (perfect vision), so you may still need your glasses or contact lenses after the operation.
Your eye care professional will provide you with more information.
Is my child old enough to wear contact lenses?
There is no answer. Physically the eyes can tolerate contact lenses at a very young age.
The question is more "is the child mature enough to wear contact lenses?" Children are naturally great contact lens wearers if they accept the responsibility for them. Parents must look at how the child handles other responsibilities, like does the child take out the trash, care for the dog or follow through with school or other projects? If the child needs frequent reminders for everyday chores, the child may not be ready for the responsibility of wearing and caring for contact lenses.
Talk with your eyecare practitioner as well if you feel your child is not handling the switch from glasses to contactlenses well. Contact lenses can always be tried again at a later date.
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