We have put together a list of the most common questions received by our doctors and staff.

Yes, you can wear soft contact lenses even if you have astigmatism. There are specially designed soft contact lenses called toric lenses that are made to correct astigmatism. Toric lenses have different powers in different meridians of the lens to correct the uneven curvature of the cornea associated with astigmatism, providing clear vision and comfort.

Yes, you can wear soft contact lenses if you need bifocals. Multifocal soft contact lenses are available, which provide different powers within the same lens to correct both distance and near vision. These lenses allow individuals with presbyopia, the condition requiring bifocals, to enjoy clear vision at various distances without the need for glasses.

Yes. When you order contact lenses, you must have a current contact lens prescription which specifies the power of the lenses, the size of the lens, the type and brand of lens. See also How to Read a Contact Lens Prescription.

It is not safe to wear contact lenses longer than they are prescribed. Overwear can lead to various complications such as corneal ulcers, infections, and discomfort. Contact lenses are designed to be worn for a specific duration based on their material, oxygen permeability, and other factors to ensure adequate eye health. Always follow the instructions provided by your eye care professional regarding the wear schedule of your contact lenses to minimize the risk of complications.

Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses and soft contact lenses differ in material and design. RGP lenses are made of a firm, oxygen-permeable material that allows oxygen to reach the cornea, promoting eye health. They provide crisp vision and are durable but may require an adaptation period. Soft lenses, on the other hand, are made of a flexible, water-containing material for comfort. They conform to the shape of the eye and are easier to adapt to initially. Soft lenses are available in various types, including daily disposables, toric lenses for astigmatism, and multifocal lenses for presbyopia, providing options for different needs.

It's generally not recommended to swim with contact lenses in, especially in non-sterile water such as pools, lakes, or oceans. Contact lenses can trap bacteria and other microorganisms against the eye, increasing the risk of eye infections. Additionally, water exposure can cause soft contact lenses to change shape or adhere to the eye, leading to discomfort or even loss of the lens. If swimming with contact lenses is necessary, consider wearing waterproof goggles to protect your eyes.

Regular eye exams are essential for contact lens wearers, even if their prescription hasn't changed, because they provide more than just a prescription update. Eye exams conducted by an eye care professional allow for the assessment of the overall health of the eyes, including the cornea and surrounding tissues. They also ensure that the contact lenses fit properly and are not causing any damage or discomfort. Regular monitoring helps maintain optimal eye health and ensures safe and comfortable contact lens wear.

Yes, there are alternative options for correcting both distance and near vision without the need for glasses. One option is multifocal contact lenses, which are designed to correct presbyopia (the inability to focus on close objects) while also providing clear distance vision. Another option is monovision, where one eye is corrected for distance vision and the other for near vision using contact lenses. Some people find monovision comfortable for everyday activities, but it may take some time to adjust to this setup. Consult with your eye care professional to explore these options and find the best solution for your vision needs.

Yes, colored contact lenses can work on dark eyes. However, the effectiveness of the color change may vary depending on factors such as the opacity and design of the lenses, as well as the natural color of your eyes.

Yes, you still need a prescription even if you only want contact lenses to change your eye color. Contact lenses, including those used for cosmetic purposes, are regulated medical devices. A prescription ensures that the lenses fit your eyes properly, reducing the risk of complications such as corneal abrasions, infections, or discomfort. Never purchase contact lenses without a valid prescription or from unauthorized sources to protect your vision and eye health.

The "Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers" Act (FCLCA) affects you as a contact lens wearer by granting you certain rights regarding your contact lens prescription. Under this law, your eye care provider must give you a copy of your contact lens prescription at no extra charge after your fitting, even if you don't request it.

We offer Every Day Low Prices on all of our contact lenses. You will find outstanding deals on contacts.

We can offer low pricing because of our large purchasing power. We are able to negotiate the best possible pricing from contact lens manufacturers and distributors. We simply pass those savings along to our customers.

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You should expect to see your contact lens order delivered 5-7 days after your prescription has been verified.