Many people prefer to wear contact lenses because of how natural they look, and because they do not want to worry about losing their glasses. Unfortunately, for anyone who suffers from dry eyes, traditional contact lenses may be uncomfortable and ineffective. At Classic Optical in Ithaca, our optometrist provides specialty lenses for those with dry eyes and other eye conditions. If you live in or around Ithaca College, Cornell University, Ithaca, Dryden, Lansing, Freeville, Trumansburg, Watkins Glen, or Cayuga Heights, contact our team today for quality contact lenses.
What Different Types of Contacts Are Available?
There are two standard types of contacts. The first are contacts that you wear every day for a month, taking them out at night to let your eyes rest. At the end of the month, you throw out the pair of contact lenses and replace them with a new pair. The other option is contacts that you wear for one day, before throwing out the pair and using a new pair the next day. Different brands of contacts exist as well, some of which perform better with dry eye, so it is important to find the right brand for you.
Have a Conversation with Our Optometrist
It is essential to visit our eye doctor every year if you wear contact lenses. This helps to ensure there are no new issues with your vision and your prescription is up to date. During this time, it is important to have a conversation with our optometrist about your dry eyes. We will determine which lenses are right for you. Afterward, follow up with our eye doctor to ensure the lenses are a good fit. We can also provide strategies to prevent dry eyes while wearing contact lenses. This may include special eye drops that help keep your eyes moist or simply adding a humidifier to rooms around your home. Choose Classic Optical for Your Specialty Contact Lenses If you are suffering from dry eyes, you do not have to stick with wearing glasses. At Classic Optical, our optometrist will provide you with specialty lenses that do not irritate your eyes and still allow you to see clearly. If you live in or around Ithaca College, Cornell University, Ithaca, Dryden, Lansing, Freeville, Trumansburg, Watkins Glen, or Cayuga Heights, NY. Call us today at (607) 273-1234 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Patro.