Contact lenses are a good alternative for eyeglasses. They are worn directly on the cornea and correct refractive errors. Contact lenses provide a natural look and because they move with your eyes, they give you a full field of focused vision, wherever you look. Unlike glasses, where the frame limits your peripheral vision, contacts give you a clear and full peripheral vision, without an edge.
They also give you the freedom of movement, which is especially convenient in sports or otherwise active lifestyle. They don’t get dirty easily, foggy or scratched and once you have them in, you will not leave them behind!
If you’re thinking about contact lenses, see an eye doctor first. A good contact lens fit starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear.
Contacts come in different materials, shapes, and strengths that don’t match the prescription for your glasses. It is important to find the right prescription and fit lenses exactly to your eyes. If you want to buy contact lenses for the first time, you’ll need to see an eye doctor first.
At the European Eye Center in Thao Dien, D2, HCMC we will determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle needs and the shape and health of your eye. In most cases, you’ll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam, if you have a common prescription. You can even go home with a few samples before making a final decision. We follow up the initial fitting and then make any necessary changes in fit or materials to get you the best possible fit. We teach all our patients proper contact lens care and also possible consequences if proper care is not taken. Then we continue with long-term follow-up to monitor the condition of the lenses and to ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained.
If you are a contact lenses wearer, remove your contact lenses and visit your ophthalmologist when you have any of the following symptoms:
- Your eye is painful.
- You are sensitive to light.
- Your eye is red.
- You have discharge from your eye.
- You have blurry vision.
- Your eye feels scratchy.
If you are already a contact lens wearer, but have a question for our optometrist, you can ask it here.