Elements Necessary For Successful Contact Lens Wear

Contacts aren't really for everybody. Learn if they're good for your from your Elmhurst, IL optometrist.

Are you interested in wearing contact lenses but aren't sure if contacts are the right choice for you? Dr. Mark Skowron, Dr. Kerry John, Dr. Lavender Streiff and Dr. Neelam Patadia--your Elmhurst, IL optometrists at Skowron Eye Care--share some information that will help youContact Lenses decide.

Can you touch your eyes?

Some people are squeamish about touching their eyes. Since wearing contact lenses requires that you touch your eyes to put in and take out your contacts, they won't be a good choice if you don't think you'll be able to put the lenses in or take them out without help. Fortunately, most contact lenses wearers adjust very quickly and putting in and taking out contact lenses becomes just another part of their routine.

Can you care for contact lenses?

Good hygiene and lens care is essential to successful contact lens wear. It's important to wash your hands before handling the lenses and follow your optometrist's cleaning recommendations. If you don't like the thought of spending a few minutes each day cleaning your contacts, you may be interested in daily wear contact lenses. You simply throw away the lenses away at the end of the day and open a new pair in the morning.

Are there any conditions that would prevent you from wearing contact lenses?

Although most people can wear contact lenses, they might not be a good idea if:

  • You experience frequent eye infections.
  • Your allergies are chronic and severe. In many cases, you can remove your contacts and wear your glasses when allergy symptoms flare up.
  • Your eyes are dry. A film of tears helps keep your contact comfortable. If your eyes are too dry, wearing contact lenses can be uncomfortable.
  • You work in a dusty or dirty place. Dust and dirt can fly into your eye and make your contacts feel uncomfortable. Although you might not want to wear contacts to work, you may still be able to wear them after you get home.

Do contact lenses sound like a good choice for you? Call the optometrists at Skowron Eye Care in Elmhurst, IL at (630) 834-6244 to schedule a comprehensive eye examination.

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