Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to some of your favorite questions.

I can’t get my contacts in! Is it normal to struggle in the beginning?

Yes! Try not to get too frustrated if this process takes a really long time. Getting used to contacts varies from patient to patient but almost everyone finds them to be comfortable after a short while. You’ll eventually get used to contacts and the process of putting them in. We provide classes at our clinic to help you learn this technique. If you are interested in one of these classes please call our office and we will be happy to help.

How do I keep my contacts clean?

A proper case and good contact lens solution are essential. Your contacts will accumulate dirt and grime while you wear them. They need to be cleaned and re-hydrated at least daily by gently rubbing your contact lens between your fingers using a generous amount of your solution. New solution needs to be used every night in your case, and the case should be rinsed with water in the morning and allowed to air dry until it is used again that night.

Can anyone wear contacts instead of glasses?

Not everyone who wears glasses can safely wear contact lenses. Most people can get contact lenses, but a current prescription from an optometrist is both required and critical for your eye health. Request an appointment today for contact lenses.

Are contacts better than glasses?

This is mostly a matter of opinion. Most people wear contacts for their convenience. One of our eye doctors can get you into a trial pair of contact lenses so that you can try them out. However, you do need a contact lens specific eye exam to get you into the right pair. Contact us today to get your trial pair of contacts.

What is astigmatism?

Astigmatism is a curvature of the lens and/or cornea. Not everyone develops an astigmatism, but in the majority of cases it can be corrected with contacts and/or glasses.

Does my prescription for eyeglasses get me contact lenses as well?

No. Most people who wear glasses can get contacts but a separate prescription is required to be able to order contacts.

When should I make an appointment to see an eye doctor?

The American Optometric Association recommends annual exams for at-risk people and every other year for healthy individuals. More details are available on our Services page.

Will my vision keep getting worse as I age?

This isn’t a simple answer, but in most cases, your eyes age along with the rest of your body. If you’re concerned about your vision, we recommend that you visit with one of our Optometrists to discuss your eye health.