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Can ANYONE wear contact lenses?

Contact lenses

Can ANYONE wear contact lenses? 

 

Many patients are interested in trying contact lenses but are unsure what their options are and if they are a good candidate for contact lenses. Over the last decade, contact lenses have exploded in the eyecare space and now there are more options available than ever. Below we will review some common types of contact lenses. 

 

Soft lenses: these lenses are commonly used for average prescriptions but in recent years have expanded to incorporate high myopic (minus) and hyperopic (plus) prescriptions as well as increasing options for patients with astigmatism. 

These lenses can also incorporate astigmatism and provide multifocal correction for clear distance and reading vision. 

 

Specialty contact lenses: This area of eye care has made it possible for a much wider range of patients to wear contact lenses and sometimes provide clearer vision than glasses.

 

Who can wear contact lenses?

The truth is, anyone who is interested in wearing contact lenses can likely find an option that works for them. Years ago, doctors may have told patients with astigmatism or presbyopia (the need for reading glasses) that contacts weren’t an option for them. Nowadays, there are many options for patients and our doctors are experienced at fitting all of these contact lens modalities. We also can fit children as young as 4 years old in contact lenses, with parent cooperation of course. 

 

If you are interested in trying contact lenses, or want to learn more, call our office at 954-726-0204 or book an appointment online!

Author
Dr. Sara Rasekhi Dr. Sara Rasekhi Optometric Physician at West Broward Eyecare Associates

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