Our patients deserve the best. At Dolphins Optometrists, we are committed to providing the information needed to make an informed decision when it comes to contact lenses. Contact lenses provide benefits that eyeglasses simply can’t, from increased comfort and convenience to improved vision. But how do contact lenses work? What benefits do they provide and what are a few of the limitations? Here, we discuss all this and more so our patients know exactly what to expect when considering contact lenses as their preferred choice for vision correction.
How Do Contact Lenses Work?
Contact lenses are made from soft materials that sit directly on the surface of your eyes. They work by refracting and directing light onto your retina, correcting any refractive errors you may have. Unlike traditional glasses, contact lenses don’t weigh down on your face and leave marks or smudges. Instead, they sit comfortably on the surface of your eyes without affecting your natural vision.
Benefits of Contact Lenses
Contact lenses provide numerous benefits to wearers.
Contact lenses provide increased comfort and are much lighter than eyeglasses. They conform to the shape of your eyes, and you can even forget they’re there. Unlike eyeglasses, which can smudge and leave marks on your face, contact lenses won’t interfere with any of your activities.
Contact lenses correct refractive errors that cause blurred vision. Contact lenses also provide a wide field of view so you don’t have to worry about missing important visual cues in the periphery. This means you may see even better than when wearing glasses.
Contact lenses allow you to continue with your lifestyle without worry. You can, play sports and participate in physical activities while wearing contact lenses. This makes life far less stressful, as contact lens wearers do not need to worry about wearing glasses, or having to deal with reduced vision by removing them. Night Lenses offer an added advantage of being able to partake in water activities such as swimming without needing to wear glasses or normal day time contact lenses.
Limitations of Contact Lenses
Although contact lenses provide benefits, they are not suitable for everyone and come with several limitations.
Contact lenses require proper maintenance and care. For re-useable lenses, this includes cleaning and storing them regularly as well as replacing them according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Without proper maintenance, contact lenses can cause irritation or infections which could lead to damage or other serious complications.
Vision Changes & Dry Eyes
The shape of your eyes may change over time, which could affect the way your contacts fit and how well they work. Additionally, some people experience dry eyes when wearing contacts. This can lead to redness, irritation, and blurry vision if it is not managed properly.
Contact lenses vary in cost. Additionally, contact lens solutions (if required) can be pricey and need to be replaced regularly. If contact lenses are more suited to your lifestyle, the ease of using them can be worth the cost alone. Obviously, not all contact lenses are the same, so be sure to discuss options with your optometrist before making a decision.
Contact Lenses at Dolphins Optometrists
At Dolphins Optometrists, we love to help our patients experience the benefits of contact lenses. We provide a comprehensive assessment to determine if contact lenses are suitable for you and discuss the benefits, limitations, and costs associated with them. Our team of experienced optometrists can help you find the best contact lenses for your eyes so that you can enjoy improved vision without having to worry about glasses.
Dolphins Contact Lens Care Plan
Our patients whom we prescribe contact lenses to will need regular care to ensure the treatment is effective. So, we recommend subscribing to our Dolphins Contact Lens Care Plan. For an initial fee of £155 and £13 per-month, subscribers are entitled to a free annual eye examinations and a 10% discount on all products including spectacles and eye care accessories. Furthermore, subscribers will receive 25% off contact lens purchases.
This is highly beneficial to our patients. Not only do they receive fantastic contact lenses at a great price, but also have the opportunity to utilise our cutting-edge technology to keep their eyes healthy and cared for.
At Dolphins Optometrists, we are dedicated to improving the vision of our patients. So if you think contact lenses could be an option for you, do not hesitate to get in touch with us and discuss this further. Our team will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and provide information regarding contact lenses and our Contact Lens Care Plan. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of contact lenses or enquire about our other services, please book an appointment by contacting us today at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01444 454808.
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