Contact lenses are also used to correct refractive errors. These thin, clear, curved discs float on the tear film that coats the front surface of the eye, known as the cornea.
With the advancements in today’s technology, just about anyone can wear contact lenses. Here at Eye Institute of Marin, we offer a wide array of options for patients desiring contacts. The following are just some of the contact lenses we offer:
- Disposable Contact Lenses— provides a healthier wearing experience
- Bifocal Contact Lenses— provides both near and distance vision
- Extended Wear Contact Lenses— provides patients safe overnight wear
- Toric Contact Lenses— provides good vision for patients with an astigmatism
- Colored Contact Lenses— gives patients the option to make a dramatic change in their appearance
- Specialty Contact Lenses— provides patients who have difficulty finding contacts that fit well, the ability to comfortably wear contacts.
Generally most people can comfortably wear contact lenses. However, persons experiencing severe allergies, dry eye, recurring eye infections, or those who work in a dirty, dusty environment, may have a difficult time wearing contacts.
It is important for patients wearing contacts to closely follow the instructions provided by Dr. Najafi-Tagol.
Wash your hands with a mild soap before handling your contacts.
Use contact cleansing solution on each contact thoroughly before inserting it into your eye.
Empty the contact case and thoroughly rinse it with warm water allowing it to air dry, daily.
Insert contacts before applying any cosmetics to prevent contaminating the lens.
Use hypoallergenic cosmetics.
Do not wear your contacts overnight (unless instructed otherwise), as this could cause infections in the cornea.