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Switch to Contact lenses

Updated: Jun 7, 2022

If you're considering making the switch to contact lenses, or the ones you wear feel uncomfortable, Unique Vision Centre in Stoney Creek can help you decide whether contacts are right for you.

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about contact lenses:

Can I wear contacts if I have astigmatism? Yes, there are special contact lenses designed for astigmatism. Astigmatism is when the cornea is more elongated than usual, making contact lens fitting a little trickier. That's why it's so important to visit a professional eye centre that provides personalized services to get the perfect fit. Unique Vision Centre carries top brands for astigmatism, such as Acuvue Oasys, Air Optix and Bausch & Lomb.

How many hours a day can I wear contacts? Your lenses should still feel comfortable after 12 hours. If you have dry eyes, you may find that after eight hours of wearing contact lenses you'll benefit by switching to glasses.

Are daily disposables worth the extra cost? If comfort is your main priority, absolutely. Once you've used daily disposables and felt the difference, you're unlikely to ever go back to monthly lenses. There's no accumulation of germs, bacteria or deposits, and you never have to clean them — simply remove and discard each day. While the lenses cost a little more, you'll save money by not having to purchase contact lens solution.

Can I wear contact lenses if I have a bifocal or multifocal prescription? In most cases, yes. Many people find success by wearing one lens prescribed for distance and the other for reading.

At what age can my child start wearing contacts? For kids who love to play sports, wearing contact lenses may be more practical than glasses. Depending on their maturity level, it's usually appropriate to introduce them to contact lenses around age 12; however, in some cases younger children do well with contacts.

For more information or to book an eye exam, call Unique Vision Centre at 905-662-4000. The optical store is located at 259 Highway 8, Unit 6, in Stoney Creek, Ontario.

By: Unique Vision Centre

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