Choices. Everyone likes having them. But when it comes to contact lenses, you get what you’re prescribed and move on with your life, right?
There’s good news: you have the power to voice your opinion. Once choice that’s usually yours to make is your wear schedule.
While it’s true that your eye vision condition will dictate what type of contacts you wear, most of us can usually choose what eye doctors call the “modality.” That’s the frequency in which you change your soft, disposable contact lenses.
You can do this every day, every two weeks, or every month. Which is right for you? That largely depends on your opinion.
Do you want to avoid cleaning your contact lenses when you remove them? Go with daily contacts. Or, would you like to focus on stretching your dollars further? Since a daily schedule requires you to buy more contacts, those that you change every other week or every month may provide the answer. Your eye doctor can advise you further.
Glasses vs. Contacts: What do I wear today?
Just because you wear (or you’re thinking about wearing) contact lenses, that doesn't mean you've completely forsaken eye glasses.
Some contact lens wearers refuse to wear their glasses anywhere outside of their homes. Others like to mix things up a bit: Contacts at school or the office, and eye glasses at home in the evening. Others choose to wear contact lenses for a few days, and then finish out the week in glasses.
There are no wrong answers here. And why not mix things up a little? It’s fun and can keep others wondering what you’re likely to do next!
Whether you’re 100% on Team Contacts every day, or you like to show your secret identity in glasses, discuss your preference with your eye doctor when you’re shopping for your contacts. The more your optometrist knows about your personal preferences, the more he or she can help you find the best contact lenses for you.
Reading glasses: Yea or nay?
And speaking of glasses, if you’re of a certain age, you may have noticed that reading menus isn't as easy as it used to be. That’s because our eyes lose some of their ability to focus as we head over 40, especially when we’re in low light situations. It happens to everyone—even those who enjoyed perfect 20/20 vision. This condition is called “presbyopia” (a word that’s a mouthful, we know).
One easy solution to this problem is to don readers while deciding upon soup or salad. But what if you don’t want to suggest you’re over the big 4-0? Contacts for reading may be the right answer for you. They’re called “multifocal” because they can provide you with clear vision up close or far away.
Everyone likes choices. And with CooperVision’s Proclear family of contacts, you’ll have just that. They run the gamut from daily, two week, and monthly for their wear schedules. And, Proclear contacts fit every age and correct every common vision condition out there.
If you like choices with your contacts, you’ll get them with Proclear contact lenses.
Nothing in this blog post is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please see your eye care practitioner.