Are you thinking about disposable contacts as an alternative to your current contacts or glasses? First, you need to talk to our optometrist at Fratto Optometry in Fairfield to find out whether you are a candidate for disposable contact lenses. If you are, you can get a prescription for these lenses at your visit and place an order for them right here from our office. We are even open weekends for your convenience.
Advantages of Wearing Disposable Contact Lenses
Disposable contact lenses offer multiple advantages over the wash and reuse type.
First, disposable lenses help to reduce the complications that some experience with wearing traditional contacts. Even the most thorough cleaning may not remove all the substances from the surface of contacts. And some people produce higher levels of protein in their tears, which can collect on contacts. Over time, the contacts may cause irritation and discomfort due to these accumulated substances. With disposables, you wear the lenses for a shorter time, reducing your chances of protein or bacteria build-up.
Next, those with eye allergies may experience eye irritation from standard lenses. Common contact cleaning fluids can efficiently kill bacteria, but they may leave behind allergens, causing itching and watering in the eyes of people with allergies once they put their contacts back in.
Lastly, those with difficulty cleaning lenses don't have to worry about this chore when using disposables. For example, younger contact lens wearers or first-time contact lens users may not know how to clean traditional lenses correctly. For their eye health, disposables may be a better option.
How Long to Wear Disposable Contacts
The time you wear disposable contact lenses depends on the type. Some you can wear daily and throw away at the end of the day. Others you may wear for up to two weeks. Carefully read the information on the packaging for instructions on how to wear the lenses and when to dispose of them. As always, dispose of your used contacts properly. You can send used lenses and packages to TerraCycle for recycling.
Steps to Get Disposable Contacts
To get disposable contact lenses, you will need a contact lens exam to determine the prescription and the type of lenses you need. Most contacts have disposable versions. However, some specialty lenses may not be available in this format. Talk to our optometrist with any concerns you may have. Once you get a prescription for your disposable lenses, you can place an order and start wearing them as soon as you get them.
Visit Us at Fratto Optometry for Family Eye Care and More
Come and see us at Fratto Optometry in Fairfield if you need an exam to get disposable contact lenses, family eye care, or any other services. We have hours six days a week and are open weekends for eye appointments. Call us at 707-423-9390 or request an appointment online.