Contact Lenses Questions and Answers
Contact lenses are more comfortable than ever to wear & can offer more comfort & freedom than glasses. At Promontory Family Vision, we offer a wide range of options for contact lenses. Please call us for more information or visit us today! We serve patients from Ogden UT, Washington Terrace UT, Uintah UT, Harrisville UT, South Ogden UT and Roy, UT.
Millions of people around the world wear contact lenses, even though you may not know it just by looking at them. If you’re not familiar with contact lenses, let’s take some time to introduce these incognito but very common little eye seeing helpers.
What are contact lenses?
A contact lens is a thin and curved lens that is placed on the film of a tear(s) that cover the surface of a patient’s eye. The lens itself is normally clear, but it is often given the slightest tint of color to make it easier for the patient to care and handle.
Are there different types of contact lenses?
Yes, there are! While contact lenses are still most commonly worn for correcting a patient’s vision, there are also contacts that are available for solely cosmetic and novelty purposes. There are colored contact lenses that are designed to enhance or completely change the color of your eyes. There are also costume contact lenses that are designed to help create some of the crazy special effects that you see on the big movie screen.
No matter what contact lenses you wear, they are considered medical devices, and are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Prescription contact lenses and cosmetic contact lenses all require a patient to receive a prescription from their doctor and this is because even the most common complications, like infection and inflammation, may lead to vision loss or blindness in the person infected. The best ways to help prevent complications with contact lenses include the following:
- Talk to your eye doctor if you are thinking about wearing contacts
- Buy contact lenses from your doctor directly
- Keep your lenses well cared for and cleaned
- Stay on top of your wear and replacement schedule
Why should I go to Promontory Family Vision for my contact lenses?
There are many reasons why Promontory Family Vision is the best eye clinic to receive your vision care. Promontory Family Vision has been established and has kept a first-class reputation among our community. People visit our doctors for our excellent management in eye care and extensive knowledge and training in many different optometry disciplines. In today’s world – we are accustomed to where high-volume exams and shortcuts are the normal model for businesses to follow. However, Promontory Family Vision continues to maintain their focus on the most comprehensive and accumulative care with the highest quality of treatment service. We began our journey a decade ago with a different approach from all other vision centers; we offer a full set of vision services and treatments that can satisfy anyone’s and everyone’s vision needs.
All of our doctors are licensed and certified in the diagnosis, treatment and management of ocular diseases. Come and talk with us today at Promontory Family Vision in Ogden, UT and see how we can help you see.