Are contacts OK for my eyes?
Contact lenses have proven to be a healthy vision option for millions of people. But only your eye care professional can determine if they are right for you.
If you follow all prescribed steps for inserting, removing, and caring for them, contact lenses will continue to be safe and effective. You also need to see your eye care professional regularly to ensure long-term corneal health.
I'm interested in wearing contact lenses. How long does it take to get used to them?
It depends on the type of contact lenses you choose. Most people get used to soft (hydrogel or silicone hydrogel) contact lenses immediately or in just a few days. If you choose rigid gas permeable (RGP or GP) lenses or hybrid contact lenses, it might take a couple weeks or longer for your eyes to fully adapt to the lenses. In rare cases, a person might not ever feel comfortable wearing contact lenses or be able to wear them safely.
Can a contact lens get lost behind my eye?
No. At worst, you might have trouble finding it under your upper eyelid if you rub your eye and dislodge the lens from its proper position.
How old must children be before they can wear contact lenses?
That depends on how responsible the child is. This decision is best made jointly between you, your child and your eye doctor.
Is there really a big difference between daily wear and extended wear contact lenses?
Yes. Extended wear contacts are made of special materials that allow more oxygen to reach your eye, which makes them safer for wear during sleep. The FDA determines the maximum amount of time that extended wear lenses can be worn before removal. Some brands are approved for up to seven days of continuous wear; others can be worn for up to 30 days.
My doctor refused to give me my contact lens prescription. Is this legal?
The Fairness to Contact Lens Consumers Act of 2003 gives all U.S. consumers the right to receive a copy of their contact lens prescription so they can purchase replacement lenses from the vendor of their choice.
The federal law requires that contact lens prescribers provide patients a copy of their contact lens prescription after a contact lens fitting. It also requires that the prescriber verify the contact lens prescription to any third party that the patient designates, such as an online merchant.
I want to buy contact lenses from you. How do I order?
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Why did my doctor tell me to come back after he has already fitted me with my contacts?
If he asked you to come back about a week later, it's because he wants to be sure that you're not having any problems, such as contact lens-related dry eye or eye irritation.
If it's about a year later, it's to check whether your prescription has changed and to check for any eye diseases, which are best treated in their early stages before any vision loss can occur.
How many people wear contact lenses in the United States?
According to data published in 2015 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 40.9 million Americans age 18 and older wear contact lenses, or approximately 16.7 percent of the U.S. adult population. An estimate of the number of children under age 18 in the United States who wear contacts was not available.