Contact lenses are far and away the most popular alternative to eyeglasses. Contacts provide millions of people around the world with clear and comfortable vision. There is a lot of care involved in making sure that contact lenses are both functional and comfortable. A common question that patients ask our eye care specialists is “how do I know if I need new contact lenses?” There are a few different reasons why you may need to get new contact lenses. The eye specialists here at Austin Eye Professionals can help you determine if you need to order new contact lenses, try a different type of contact lens, or get a new contact lens prescription. Austin Eye Professionals is your one stop shop for all things contact lenses.
Continue reading below to learn more about when and why you should get new contact lenses.
How to tell if you need a new contact lens prescription
Over time our eyes will slowly change shape. This change in shape will cause a different level of refractive error. When our refractive error changes the contact lens prescription that we use must be changed to compensate for the new error. Making sure that your contact lens prescription is up to date is an important part of maintaining your ocular health. There are a number of different signs that may indicate that it is time to get a new contact lens prescription. Here are some of the most common signs that you need a new contact lens prescription.
- Eye fatigue or strain
- Blurry vision with glasses
- Halos around lights
- Difficulty seeing at distance
- Difficulty seeing up close
If you have been experiencing any of the symptoms above, it may be time to get a new contact lens prescription. An eye doctor can help you determine if you are in need of a new prescription.
How to tell if you need new contact lenses
Contact lenses do not last forever. If you wear contacts, you must order replacement lenses on a regular basis. The lifespan of contact lenses depends on which type of lens you wear. Some lenses can be worn up to thirty days while others should only be worn for a maximum of one day. Your eye doctor will be able to tell you how long your specific contact lenses should be worn and when you should plan on buying new contact lenses.
Get new contact lenses at Austin Eye Professionals
If you suspect that you may be in need of new contact lenses or a new contact lens prescription, contact Austin Eye Professionals today. We will be more than happy to schedule you for an eye exam that will ensure that your contact lens prescription is up to date and that you are equipped with contact lenses that will help you enjoy the clear and comfortable vision that you deserve. If you have any questions about how you can get new contact lenses in Austin, Texas, give us a call or fill out the online contact form below. One of our friendly team members will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.