The vast majority of people requiring vision correction can wear contact lenses without any problems. New materials and lens care technologies have made today’s contacts more comfortable, safer and easier to wear. Consider the questions and answers below to help assess whether they’re a choice you should consider.
Contact lens wear may be difficult if:
- Your eyes are severely irritated by allergies;
- You work in an environment with lots of dust and chemicals;
- You have an overactive thyroid, uncontrolled diabetes, or severe arthritis in your hands; or
- Your eyes are overly dry due to pregnancy or medications you are taking.
Dr. Townsend has had great success in fitting even the most sensitive eyes with comfortable contact lenses. After a thorough examination of your eyes, he’ll recommend the lenses best suited for your vision and your lifestyle.