Disposable Contact Lenses at Lewis County Eye & Vision, Inc.
You're excited to receive your new contact lenses, and you can't wait for the opportunity to put them in, enjoy a full day of comfortable vision correction, and then throw them away? If you're not familiar with the concept of disposable contact lenses, this might sound like an odd scenario. But, disposable lenses can have some distinct benefits for many contact lens wearers. Here at Lewis County Eye & Vision, Inc., we're happy to make these lenses available to our Chehalis, WA patients.
When Do Disposable Contact Lenses Make Sense?
It's important to understand the difference between "permanent" and disposable lenses. Some types of contact lenses are designed to be worn for as long as the prescription remains accurate. These lenses may be crafted for extended wear or for daily use, but in either case, they require the wearer to clean them periodically and keep them sterilized between uses. By contrast, disposable contact lenses are meant to be worn once and then replaced with a fresh pair. Your contacts may require daily replacement or they may be of an extended-wear design that lets you keep them in your eyes for weeks at a time. You might choose to go the disposable route if:
- You don't have the time or patience to sterilize and store your contacts properly
- You have a tendency to forget your contact lens cleaning routine
- Your eyes are sensitive to contact lens cleaning solutions
- Your corrective prescription is simple enough that you can wear soft contacts instead of RGP contacts, which are meant to be used as permanent lenses
The Right Contact Lenses for Your Needs
How do you determine whether you're a good candidate for disposable contact lenses? The first step is to schedule a vision testing and a contact lens exam at Lewis County Eye & Vision, Inc. These evaluations can help us decide what kind of lenses you actually need. If you have a relatively complex condition, such as keratoconus, you may be better served by the superior optics and rigid design of RGP lenses. If you are indeed a good candidate for disposable lenses, we can help you choose between daily disposable lenses or extended-wear disposables. But, whatever kind of contacts you require, you'll always be able to find them at our Chehalis clinic.
Learn More about Our Optometric Services in Chehalis, WA
Disposable contact lenses are just one of the ways we can help you and your loved ones get the most out of your eyesight. Call Lewis County Eye & Vision, Inc. at 360-748-9228 to learn more about our optometric services in Chehalis, WA and schedule an appointment!