Contact Lens FAQs

Eye Care of Virginia Answers FAQ on Contact Lenses

Many people have made the switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses, which allow you more freedom in your activities and can also improve your appearance. If you are uncertain about making the change, rest assured, your eye doctor can discuss your needs and options that are available for your eye exam. Here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about contact lenses that our patients often ask.

contact lens faqs from your optometrist in culpeper

Who Is A Good Candidate for Wearing Contact Lenses?

Almost anyone who needs vision correction can wear contact lenses. Generally, children should be over the age of 12 in order to care for the lenses properly. If you have frequent eye infections, severe allergies or work in a dusty environment, contact lenses may not be the right choice for you.

What Are the Different Types of Contact Lenses?

Soft contact lenses are among the most popular types because of their comfort level. Rigid gas permeable lenses last somewhat longer and can be used to correct many types of vision problems. Disposable lenses are worn for a single day and are then thrown away. However, some types can be worn for two weeks. Colored lenses are available that allow you to change the color of your eyes. Extended wear contact lenses can be worn during the day and during sleep for up to 30 days. Bifocal lenses are available for individuals who need correction both for distance and for close work. Special types of lenses are also available for other vision needs. Your eye doctor in Culpepper will advise you on the best type for your specific needs.

How Long Does It Take To Get Used to Wearing Contact Lenses?

Differences in individual sensitivity, as well as the type of lenses, can influence how long it takes to get used to having them in your eyes. Some individuals are comfortable with them in a single day. Other people may take as long as 3 weeks to become accustomed to them.

What’s the Best Way to Care for Contact Lenses?

First, always make a point of washing your hands before handling your contact lenses. Your lenses should not be stored in water. Don’t use saliva to wet the lenses, Remove the lenses before swimming or showering. Always use the type of lens solution recommended by the manufacturer. Lens cases can be a source of contamination and can lead to infection, so replace the solution in your case frequently.

Can I Sleep with Contact Lenses in my Eyes?

Some types of contact lenses can be worn during sleep, but not all of them. Your optometrist will advise you on the type of contact lenses you have and will provide information on appropriate care of the lenses and your eyes.

Make Eye Care of Virginia Your Optometrist in King George and Culpepper

Dr. Miles Press and the friendly staff at Eye Care of Virginia are dedicated to providing superior eye care for their patients, in King George VA, Culpepper and nearby communities. We can provide accurate measurement of the curvature of your eyes to ensure the most comfortable fit for your contact lenses. Call Eye Care of Virginia today at 540-663-3937 for an appointment to learn how contact lenses can allow you to see clearly without glasses.

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  • "Dr. Press CARES about his patients, insurance or not AND he is the most thorough eye doctor I have ever been to. The prescription he gave me, made me see correctly, once again, I am so thankful. Dr Press and his staff are great!"
    Katrin H
  • "I'm so glad I changed eye doctors. I had been going to Dr. H by the hospital for a long time and he had given me a prescription for contacts that I tried and tried to wear with no success. Dr. Press gave the right "size" contacts and was able to walk out wearing the contacts with no problem! He has great manners and even took my blood pressure! Glad to have finally found a knowledgeable Optometrist I can SEE in a regular basis."
    Ines P
  • "I recently needed to change my vision prescription and was finally in need of bifocals. I went to see Dr. Miles Press for both convenience (local eye doctor) and because he accepted my insurance. I needed to have vision in my right eye adjusted several times, and several right lenses replaced. Dr.Miles Press worked tirelessly to make sure my vision was correct and I was never charged for each subsequent visit or lens replacement. I've never had an eye doctor like that before, that really cares and is fast and on the ball with knowledge to get you the correct prescription. He also cared that I went with Progressive lenses over bifocals because they provide three fields of view and eliminate the annoying line. To sum it up, an eye doctor that treats you like he would his own family is a rare experience. I will continue to go to Dr. Miles Press as long as he is in business and accepts my insurance. No question."
    Thomas C
  • "I didn't know my vision could change, and I also didn't know that I could see the world more clearly than how I was already seeing it! Dr. Press was professional and very helpful and educating! Highly recommend!"
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  • "Dr. Miles Press was very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. He explained a lot about my eye care that no Dr. has ever taken the time to do."
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