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Contact Lens Faqs: Answers To Basic Questions About Contact Lenses

* Are there bifocal contact lenses?

Yes. Bifocal contact lenses are the ones that give you clearer vision whether viewing objects near or far. They comes in two types: soft lenses and gas permeable lenses. Most people who use bifocal contact lenses are those with presbyopia.

* What is the difference between tinted and colored contact lenses?

Tinted and colored contact lenses are types of soft lenses. They are normally used to augment the color of your eyes. The difference between the two types is mostly the degree of the color.

Tinted lenses can boost light colored eyes. Make sure not to use tinted lenses if you have dark eyes since they will not have any effect. On the other hand, colored contact lenses are suited to any color of eyes.

* How much do contact lenses cost?

The cost of contact lenses varies with the type of lenses you choose. Hard contact lenses are more cost-effective than soft lenses. You will also have to consider eye care services for your contact lenses, such as eye examinations and follow-up assessments.

* Why do I need contact lens solutions?

The main task of contact lens solutions is to properly clean your lenses and keep them free of microorganisms. In addition, they also sterilize both your lenses and the lens case.

Furthermore, contact lens solutions, since they are water-based, lubricate your lenses and your eyes, which makes it easier for you to insert and wear the lenses.

* What are the different contact lens solutions?

Contact lens solutions should always be handy since they safeguard your lenses and your eyes. One type of solution cleans the lenses and lubricates to help you insert and remove your lenses with less difficulty. Moreover, it sanitizes your lenses.

There are different types of contact lens solutions such as:

- Daily cleaner

- Saline Solution

- Multi purpose solution

- Hydrogen peroxide solution

* How much will the contact lens solution cost?

Prices of contact lens solutions vary depending on the type of contact lens you are wearing and the solution your eye care specialist has recommended. Normally a contact lens solution may cost you around seven dollars as the most economical. It may be as expensive as thirty dollars.

* If I get contacts, will I still need to keep my glasses?

Yes. Your eyeglasses will still be useful under certain circumstances. Eyeglasses are a good back-up.

You are more likely to wear your glasses if you are using daily wear contact lenses. And if you are using extended wear contact lenses, you may want to wear your eyeglasses sometimes, anyway, to give your eyes some rest.

* Can I sleep in contact lenses?

If your eye specialist allows you to sleep in contact lenses, then it is okay for you to do so. More often than not, your eye specialist will recommend that you use contact lenses that are highly oxygen permeable, such as "extended or continuous wear."

Whether you can sleep with your lenses in will depend on what type of contacts you have and your particular eye problems are. You should not allow yourself to fall asleep wearing your lenses unless your eye professional okays it first.

Submitted by:

Tim C. Lockhart

Tim C. Lockhart is editor of Try Contact Lenses, the online guide to Contact Lenses. He also writes Contact Lens FAQ's for PrettyGreatAnswers.com.


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