Summary: Finding the right pair of contacts that fit your personal lifestyle is just as important as getting the right prescription.
Contact lenses come in various different styles. Whether they’re designed to correct astigmatism or serve as a basic vision correction tool, there are plenty of options to choose from. Here are some tips to help you find exactly what you’re looking for.
Speak to Your Optician
First and foremost, you’ll need an updated prescription before you begin the hunt for new contacts. Consult with your optician so he or she can evaluate the health of your eye and proceed to provide you with instructions on what style of contacts will work best for you. Remember, it’s always best to follow the instructions of your optician for the sake of your eye health.
Determine Your Needs
If you suffer from dry eyes or irritation easily, you may want to tell your optician. This way, he or she will recommend a certain type of contact lenses, such as ones that are extra lubricated so counter these symptoms. Whatever your lifestyle consists of, whether it’s active or comprised of staring at a computer screen for much of the day, you need to purchase the right pair or you could suffer problems later down the line.
The Bottom Line
Whatever contact lens you decide to purchase needs to fit your personal lifestyle and prescription. Deviating from this can lead to a poor, and potentially painful, experience which can lead to a series of infections or even potential blindness if you’re not careful. Be sure to pick and choose the right pair of lenses from the get-go so you can evaluate them as you continue to wear them. If they don’t fit or feel right, you can easily request a different pair.