your eyes examined regularly and always follow your eye care
professional instructions for the proper use and care of your
contact lenses. If you experience any pain or discomfort from
your contact lenses, REMOVE them immediately! Should the pain
or discomfort persists, please consult your eye care professional. TAKE
your contact lenses, storage case and cleaning solution with
you - it will help them establish what has happened. The
following info. is for your references only. Please consult
your eye care professional should you have further concern.
I purchase a different brand of contact lenses from
the one prescribed to me?
Contact lenses come in
different sizes and must be fitted to your eyes by an
optometrist or ophthalmologist. As a replacement center,
we cannot sell you contact lenses that you are not already
wearing successfully. You will need to be a successful
contact lens wearer before we can help you. Please consult
your eye doctor and get a new prescription for a new
an Eye Care Practitioner required by law to release
my contact lenses prescription?
law varies from place to place, but in most areas the
practitioner is required to release your contact lenses
prescription once the fitting is complete. However,
your practitioner is not required to release an expired
prescription. Your prescription is also found on the
box in which your contact lenses were supplied.
do I read my soft contact lenses prescription?
refer to "How
do I read my Prescription"? The prescription for
contact lenses is different from the prescription for
your spectacles since it includes the sizes required
to fit the lenses to your left and right eyes.
I wear soft contact lenses if I have astigmatism?
There is a special type of soft contact lenses called
a toric lens which will correct your astigmatism. However,
these lenses are more expensive and there are fewer
types and colors available than there are with regular
(spherical) lenses. Wesley-Jessen
has introduced a 2-week disposable toric lenses, the
Ciba Vision produces Focus
a monthly replacement toric lenses.
"2-week" disposable contact lenses be worn part time?
"2-weeks" refers to the actual amount of wearing time
so they can last longer than 2 weeks if you are not
wearing them full time. However, they should not be
used for longer than 4 weeks to prevent infection for
I extend the use of '2-week' disposable contact lenses?
is important to adhere to the wearing schedule prescribed
by your lens manufacturer. The main advantage of wearing
disposable contact lenses is that you are putting a
fresh new pair of lenses in your eyes every 2 weeks.
This provides better eye
care. The cleaning regimen of a 'disposable' lens
is only adequate for a maximum 4-week wearing schedule.
For health reasons, extended or overnight wear of contact
lenses is not recommended by SaveOnLens.
my Daily Wear contact lenses be worn on a continual
This is called extended wear and has a much greater
chance of causing an infection. It can also damage the
membrane which covers the front of your eye (the cornea).
SaveOnLens does not recommend wearing your lenses
on a continual or extended basis. You should take your
lenses out of your eyes each night, or when you sleep.
and follow our eye
care guidelines. Should you require extended use
of lenses, please refer to Extended
Daily-Disposable lenses be used for more than one
type of contact lenses should not be worn for longer
than one day. They obviate the need to clean and disinfect
the lenses in a storage case that saves time, effort
and expensive disinfecting solutions.
are bifocal lenses?
contact lenses allow the wearer to focus on both distant
and close-up objects. Such lenses have been much more
expensive in the past but recently Johnson and Johnson
have released new Acuvue
lens which is a disposable bifocal lens that is
reasonably priced and becoming very popular.
a prescription needed to wear color contact lenses?
you still need to be fitted for the lenses by an optometrist
or ophthalmologist even if you don't need vision correction.
This is because color contact lenses are medical devices
and professional advice must be sought before using.
you recommend a type of colored contact lenses for
dark colored eyes?
they are called opaque contact lenses as opposed
to enhancertints which work only on light colored
eyes. Year-long daily-wear opaque contact lenses
are available in many different colors and shades but
there is currently only one brand that offers a 2-week
disposable opaque lens. These are Freshlook
- follow this link to see the tints and colors available!
follow this link to see the tints and colors available!
patients with 'dry eye' problems wear soft contact
you are less likely to have success with contact lenses
than someone who does not have this condition. This
does not mean that you cannot wear contact lenses at
all. It simply means you may have a shorter contact
lens wearing period than normal or that you may choose
to wear your lenses only occasionally. You can increase
the comfort of your lenses by inserting eye lubrication
drops. As always, please consult your eye care practitioner
for the best advice regarding this issue.
type of soft contact lenses is best for occasional
is best to use a daily-disposable soft contact lenses
so that there is no need to disinfect the lens between
intermittent wearing sessions when contamination may
occur. Daily-disposable lenses such as 1-DayAcuvue
are ideal for sports wear.
contact lenses be worn while traveling by aeroplane?
recommended. The low humidity in an aircraft cabin contributes
to dry eye symptoms and contact lens discomfort. It
may help to put lubrication drops in your eyes before
you enter the airplane or during flight. If symptoms
persist or become severe, it will be easier and more
comfortable for you to wear spectacles.
contact lenses fall out of the eye from blinking?
No. In normal use with
a proper prescription, contact lenses will stay firmly
in position. However, they can come out under certain
conditions. High winds can cause the eyes to water and
pull the eyelid tight against the eye, increasing the
chance of lens loss. Rubbing your eye carelessly may
result in a lens lost or it may move under the eyelid.
it okay to play sports while wearing contact lenses?
Wearing soft contact lenses for sports is more comfortable
and stable than spectacles. If your sport involves vigorous
exercise, soft contact lens is the best choice. If contact
lenses are only worn for sports, then use of daily-disposable
is the simplest and safest way.
type of lens care system is best?
the 'one-bottle' systems have become popular. These
'All-in-One' solutions are the easiest and quickest
ways to 'rinse-and-rub' and then store and disinfect
your soft lenses. However, if you are particularly sensitive
to chemicals, it may be better to use a hydrogen peroxide-based
system. Please refer to eye
care guideline and also to the manufacturer's instructions.
contact lenses block ultraviolet light?
but only partially. Some manufacturers have added UV
blocking properties to some lenses but none of them
can block all of the harmful UV light. Health organizations
state that contact lenses are not a substitute for UV
protecting eye wear such as UV protected sunglasses
because contact lenses cover only a portion of the eye.
It is recommended that you wear UV protected sunglasses
with your contact lenses, even if they contain UV blocking
contact lenses be fitted after refractive surgery?
but the refractive surgery will altered the contour
of your eyes. You may require a more specialized lens
than normal. Please consult your eye care practitioner
do I know if my contact lenses are "worn out"?
signs that a lens is approaching the end of its life
are hazy vision, discomfort, and lens discoloration
and deposits. These can lead to allergies and other
are contact lenses made of?
contact lenses are made from polymers. These polymers
ensure comfortable lens wear by allowing the eyes to
breath and keeping their shape on the eye. Modern soft
lenses offer excellent comfort because they contain
water. Typically, the water content of lenses varies
from about 40% to 70%.
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to a particular contact lenses, nor must they be considered as medical
advice. The information contained on this site is general in nature
and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your contact
lenses physician or other professional. If you are doubt about a health
related condition of any kind, please contact your health care professional
immediately. Please see our service Terms and Conditions
for more information.
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