FAQs of Contact Lenses

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How long does it take for a total adaptation of the contact lenses?

Some users immediately adapt to the lenses and do not present any adaptation problem. However, specialists consider a period of ten days normal for full adaptation. During this phase, the user must be closely followed by a specialist.

Can the contact lenses move behind my eyes?

It is impossible. The eyes are covered by conjunctiva, which will prevent contact lenses from moving behind the eye.

Can I use contact lenses to practice sports

Yes. As a matter of fact, lenses have greater advantages over the glasses, because they minimize images distortions and offer complete, focal and peripheral view, much closer to the natural vision. It also allows the use with sunglasses. However, when swimming, it is recommended the use of special goggles, which will prevent the lenses from being lost.

How often should I change my contact lenses?

Your specialist will recommend the ideal changing period for your case. Basically, disposable lenses have periods that vary from 1 to 30 days and the rigid and soft lenses must be changed in 6 months.

Do people who use contact lenses feel discomfort or pain?

If the lens is well adjusted to the user, there is no discomfort or pain. During the adaptation phase, which may last up to ten days, it is normal to feel certain discomfort. However, if the discomfort is prolonged, remove your lenses and visit an ophthalmologist, because there is a problem.

I have perfect eyessight. Do I need to visit an eye care professional if i want to use non-graded colored contact lenses?

Yes. Contact lenses can only be traded with medical prescription. In addition, even if you have perfect eyesight and want to have non graded contact lenses, it is necessary to verify your eyes measures (Keratometry), in order to prescribe the adequate contact lenses. The lacrimal flow test is also important to ensure comfort and eye health.

Who can use contact lenses?

At first, any person – teenager or adult. But the specialist must be consulted to determine the most indicated lenses for each case.

Can I use contact lenses with makeup?

Yes, but you must place your contact lenses first and then apply the makeup, always being careful with powders and spray products, which may cause irritation in case they get in contact with your eyes.

Do contact lenses cause diseases?

No. But fungus and bacteria present in badly maintained contact lenses do. Therefore, the contact lenses cleaning and protection procedures are so important to protect your eyes. There will be no risks if you follow all cleaning and protection steps. And, extremely important: never use other people’s contact lenses!

Can I go blind from wearing contact lenses?

Only in extreme cases of contact lenses bad maintenance and lack of asepsis. The correct use and asepsis will prevent any risks. In case of discomfort, remove your lenses and visit your ophthalmologist.

Can I buy my contact lenses directly from optiano?

No. Contact lenses must be used after the due adaptation, which must be made by your specialist, who is fully capable of performing all tests and ensuring the perfect adaptation of your contact lenses. For this reason, contact lenses are traded upon medical prescription.

Which product should I use aiming at the asepsis of my contact lenses?

There are several products for this purpose. Optiano Multipurpose Solution is recommended for maintenance and cleaning of soft contact lenses.