Life with Contact Lenses
Am I a good candidate for contact lenses?
Contacts are offered for nearly every prescription, including astigmatism and presbyopia. Some eye diseases or conditions may preclude you from using contacts. Dr. Nakagawa will be able to determine their suitability during your exam.
Are contact lenses difficult to take care of?
Contact lenses require a regular routine of proper care which must be followed to prevent infection to your eye and damage to the lens. Different types of lenses require different care regimens, and like any other routine in life, it just takes a little time to get used to the habit before it becomes second nature. If maintenance is a major concern, ask about daily disposables which are thrown away at the end of each day.
Can a lens slip behind my eye and get “lost”?
No, there is no opening that can allow a lens to slip backward. Your lens may move upward and lodge under your eyelid if you rub your eye, but it can still be easily removed.
How long will it take for me to get used to my contacts?
That depends on how sensitive your eyes are and the type of lens you choose. Many people are able to adjust within a day or two of use, but some people take a little longer. When you first start wearing contacts, you'll wear them for just a few hours to allow your eyes to adjust.
Can contact lenses cause infection?
When used properly, which means not wearing them beyond their recommended time limits and following proper cleaning and use guidelines, contact lenses are completely safe and the risk of infection is extremely low. However, when these guidelines are ignored, you can develop an infection in your eye. Most infections occur in the cornea and they require immediate attention to prevent long-term damage.
Reach Out to Us
We are prepared to help you experience improved focus with contact lenses. To visit our practice, call us at (310) 340-6925 or request an appointment online.