Contact Lenses FAQ

Contact Lenses FAQ and Eye Care from Our Optometrist on Our Optometry Team

We’ve provided a question list below to help clear up a number of the questions and concerns people might have when considering a change to contact lenses from eyeglasses. We at Innovative Eye Care in Bakersfield, CA, are here to help. 


How Long Will It Take to Adjust to Contact Lenses?

There is no default answer that fits everyone. That's because there are different contact lenses for different eye conditions as well as fit too. When people are prescribed lenses, their eyes are measured for correct fit, otherwise the lenses could scratch the eye and lead to infections. Additionally, people who have irregular shaped eyes might need specialized contact lenses for a proper fit as well. Some options might not work, depending on the case that applies. Rigid gas permeable lenses may be required, and those can take some time to adjust to.

Is It Hard to Maintain and Clean Contact Lenses?

If you have daily disposable lenses, then there is no need to worry about maintenance; they are a one-time use. On the other hand, longer lasting lenses do require cleaning and care to avoid damage or the build-up of bacteria that can also cause eye problems.

What Special Contact Lenses Are Available?

Special contact lenses address irregular shaped eyes that cannot be fitted with standard lenses. These can include lenses for astigmatism and similar. Alternatively, there are also contact lenses for appearance and cosmetic interests, such as colored lenses and theatrical formats. Ask our optometrist what kinds of specialty contact lenses we offer. We are here to make sure your eyes are comfortable and healthy.

Are Disposable Lenses Better?

Generally, anything that goes in the eye eventually builds up protein residue and bacteria. Disposable lenses avoid this problem because they are removed and replaced versus re-used. Daily disposable lenses, for example, are thrown out at the end of the day, which avoids the need to have to clean the lenses in solution and remembering to disinfect. Ultimately, the decision about which types to use depends on your own personal situation.

Visit Us for Contact Lenses from Our Optometrist in Bakersfield, CA, on Our Optometry Team

If you would like to know more about contact lenses or try them for yourself, we at Innovative Eye Care in Bakersfield, CA, can help. We can provide contact lenses with the help of an eye exam. Call us at (661) 213-3310 to schedule an appointment today.

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