How long does it take for a total adaptation of the contact lenses?
Some users immediately adapt to the lenses and do not present any adaptation problem. However, specialists consider a period of ten days normal for full adaptation. During this phase, the user must be closely followed by a specialist.
Can the contact lenses move behind my eyes?
It is impossible. The eyes are covered by conjunctiva, which will prevent contact lenses from moving behind the eye.
What contact lenses are available in the market?
There are three families of lenses: Yearly soft contact lenses; monthly, bimonthly, weekly or daily disposable soft contact lenses; and the rigid contact lenses, which must be annually changed. Each one has advantages and disadvantages. And you must assess together with your ophthalmologist the best option for your needs.
What are the differences among the three types of contact lenses?
The rigid contact lenses not only meet all correction needs, but also, generally, have better optical quality and the maintenance is easier and more economical when compared to the other lenses. The durability is another characteristic of this lens, which may be used for one year. However, they require greater ability by the user and they are not recommended to sleep. Produced with malleable material, the disposable soft lenses are considered more comfortable and practical when compared to the rigid lenses. In general, the user gets easily adjusted to this product. However, the maintenance cost is a bit greater, considering that the product is changed more often (maximum of 30 days). They also do not meet some prescription needs and have certain prescription limitations. On the other hand, the annual change soft contact lenses meet almost all prescription needs, without prescription grades limitation. Depending on the composition, it is possible to sleep with some of them. They require simple maintenance, have to be changed annually and are an economically viable option for users that have problems to adapt to rigid lenses.
Why does my ophthalmologist ask me to return periodically, even after the adaptation?
To provide you with constant guidance and to perform periodic exams that are very important for the eye health.
Can I use contact lenses to practice sports?
Yes. As a matter of fact, lenses have greater advantages over the glasses, because they minimize images distortions and offer complete, focal and peripheral view, much closer to the natural vision. It also allows the use with sunglasses. However, when swimming, it is recommended the use of special goggles, which will prevent the lenses from being lost.
How often should I change my contact lenses?
Your specialist will recommend the ideal changing period for your case. Basically, disposable lenses have periods that vary from 7 to 30 days and the rigid and soft lenses must be changed yearly.
Which visual needs are met by the contact lenses?
Currently, contact lenses meet practically all needs: myopia, farsightedness, astigmatism, keratoconus and other ailments.
Do people who use contact lenses feel discomfort or pain during sleep?
If the lens is well adjusted to the user, there is no discomfort or pain. During the adaptation phase, which may last up to ten days, it is normal to feel certain discomfort. However, if the discomfort is prolonged, remove your lenses and visit an ophthalmologist, because there is a problem.
I have perfect eyesight. Do I need to visit an Ophthalmologist if I want to use non-graded colored contact lenses?
Yes. Contact lenses can only be traded with medical prescription. In addition, even if you have perfect eyesight and want to have non-graded contact lenses, it is necessary to verify your eyes measures (Keratometry), in order to prescribe the adequate contact lenses. The lacrimal flow test is also important to ensure comfort and eye health.
Are there contact lenses that meet aesthetic correction needs resulting from accidents or diseases?
Yes, they are soft contact lenses made with basis on the health eye color, aiming at giving an extremely natural effect.
Who can use contact lenses?
At first, any person – child, teenager or adult. But the specialist must be consulted to determine the most indicated lenses for each case.
At what age can I use contact lenses?
In extreme cases, children with six months of age already use corrective contact lenses.
Can I use contact lenses with makeup?
Yes, but you must place your contact lenses first and then apply the makeup, always being careful with powders and spray products, which may cause irritation in case they get in contact with your eyes.
Do contact lenses cause diseases?
No. But fungus and bacteria present in badly maintained contact lenses do. Therefore, the contact lenses cleaning and protection procedures are so important to protect your eyes. There will be no risks if you follow all cleaning and protection steps. And, extremely important: never use other people’s contact lenses!
Can I go blind from wearing contact lenses?
Only in extreme cases of contact lenses bad maintenance and lack of asepsis. The correct use and asepsis will prevent any risks. In case of discomfort, remove your lenses and visit your ophthalmologist.
Can I buy my contact lenses directly from Solótica?
No. Contact lenses must be used after the due adaptation, which must be made by your specialist, who is fully capable of performing all tests and ensuring the perfect adaptation of your contact lenses. For this reason, contact lenses are traded upon medical prescription.
Which product should I use aiming at the asepsis of my contact lenses?
There are several products for this purpose. Solótica has a complete line of solutions aimed at the maintenance and cleaning of all types of contact lenses.