So, How Do You Feel About Contacts?
We’ve been getting TONS of questions about the cost of contact lenses, if we sell coloured contact lenses, can contact lenses be non-prescription, so we thought we’d share ALL our answers 🙂 Please comment below any questions you may have!
First, let’s drop all fear we have of contact lenses off right now! There’s no need for it, at Eye Q Optical we will teach you everything you need to know to switch it up like a pro. You will quickly catch on to inserting your contacts and become accustomed to its feeling in your eye, the biggest hinderances at first. To get contact lenses from us (prescription or non-prescription) you will need a Contact Lens Fitting and an up to date glasses prescription. To just get a quote for Contact Lenses please call or visit us with your prescription details .
At your contact lens fitting our optometrists will assess your needs and recommend a lens most suitable for your prescription, expectations, and lifestyle. All follow up examinations are included in the cost of your initial consultation. In the absence of any issues, we recommend a routine contact lens check-up every 6 months. This, along with any other necessary appointments throughout the year, is also included. In this way, you can feel confident that any issues can be looked at right away. At all times contact lens wearers eyes should look good, feel good and see well. “If in doubt, take it out!” and come in. Contact lens prescriptions are valid for 1 year and as such during this time you may order lenses as desired. After this time has passed a refit examination would be required in order to maintain your contact lens supply.
What do you think? Don’t be afraid to “Switch It Up”!
Here are just a few of the most advantageous benefits:
- Contact lenses fit just about any situation. Whether you are jogging around mona dam, enjoying a night out, or working in the office, contacts are there for you giving you unobstructed vision. Perfect for sports lovers and people on the go as glasses tend to slip and slide or mist over as you get sweaty obscuring your vision. If any object hits you, or you fall during activity you are risking the chance of damaging your glasses and potentially your eyes in the process. Contact lenses have none of these problems. They do not slip. They don’t get misty.
- Want to change your eye colour? Contact lenses come in an array of shades that allow you to temporarily and safely change the colour of your eyes. Whether you want a more natural and subtle change, or to stand out from the crowd, we offer a fantastic range of coloured contact lenses!
- Do you have any of the following conditions? Nearsightedness (myopia)? Farsightedness (hyperopia or hypermetropia)? Astigmatism? Difficulty focusing vision on near objects (presbyopia)? If so, you’ll be glad to know that there are contact lenses perfect for each of them. New technologies allow persons with unique vision issues to also wear contact lenses. The type of prescription is no longer a barrier to wearing contacts. Contacts are quite useful for people with more complex prescriptions as the glasses in such cases tend to have thicker lenses which you may find less attractive sometimes. However, your contacts will always be thinner and easy to wear.
- Cost Effective. Contact lenses can sometimes be less expensive than a good pair of eyeglasses. Even daily disposable contact lenses, once considered a luxury, are now very affordable.
- Easy to Maintain. Maintaining your contacts may even be easier than keeping your glasses clean as, during the day, your tears and blinking take care of any dirt or debris while you may have to clean away smudges and dirt on your glasses several times a day with a special cloth. Yes, once you have a reusable pair of lenses, you need to clean and store them every night, but this process is easy and just requires the use of your lens solution as the disinfecting agent. Andddd if this seems like too much, you can choose to wear daily disposable contacts instead. These require no cleaning, since you wear them for one day and then throw them away. Then, each morning you greet the day with a fresh pair of lenses!
But remember, “If you love your eyes, love your lenses!” Stick to the tips below to keep your eyes healthy…
- Complete your 6-month Contact Lens checkups
- Always wash and dry your hands prior to handling your lenses
- Always rub, rinse and store your lenses in the recommended solution before and after each use (except single-use lenses, which should be discarded after each wear)
- Always clean the lens case with solution, wipe with a clean lint-free tissue then air-dry after each use by placing the case and lids face down on a lint-free tissue
- Always apply the same lens first to avoid mixing them up
- Check the lens is not inside out before applying
- Check the lens is not damaged before applying
- Handle carefully to avoid damaging the lens
- Remove lenses then remove make-up
- Keep your eyes closed when using hairspray or other aerosols
- Replace your lens case at least monthly
- Discard lenses and solutions that are past their expiry date
- Wear only the lenses specified by a certified optometrist
- Stick strictly to the recommended wearing schedule and replacement frequency
- Make sure you have an adequate supply of replacement lenses or a spare pair if you wear prescription lenses
- If you wear prescription lenses have an up-to-date pair of spectacles for when you need to remove your lenses
- Use tap water, or any other water, on your lenses or lens case
- Sleep in your lenses unless specifically advised to by your practitioner
- Use your lenses for swimming, hot tubs or water sports
- Share contact lenses or wear any lenses not specified by your optometrist
- Wet your lenses with saliva
- Put a lens on the eye if it falls on the floor or another surface, without cleaning it thoroughly
- Re-use or top up solution. Discard and replace with fresh solution each time lenses are stored
- Decant solution into smaller containers
- Wear lenses left in the case for more than seven days without cleaning and storing them in fresh solution
- Wear your lenses when showering, unless you keep your eyes firmly closed
- Apply a lens if it is dirty, dusty or damaged
- Continue to wear your lenses if your eyes don’t feel good, look good, or see well