Commonly Asked Questions About Contact Lenses

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions our opticians receive from people who are interested in contact lenses.

Are contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions the same?
No. If you have an eyeglass prescription and would like to wear contacts, you’ll need to get a separate contact lens prescription that includes additional measurements needed to correctly dispense contact lenses.

How do I pick the right type of contacts?
There are countless types of lenses. An optician will help you choose the right product based on your lifestyle and ensure they are a perfect fit with a custom fitting.

Can contact lenses be worn overnight?
Only certain contact lenses are approved for use overnight. Often they are labelled extended or continuous wear lenses. Always follow the advice of the dispensing practitioner if you plan on wearing lenses overnight.

Can contact lenses be worn during sports?
Many people actually prefer to wear contacts over glasses when participating in sports because contact lenses provide a better field of vision and can be worn with protective goggles.

Are contact lenses safe?
When worn properly, contact lenses are extremely safe and will not harm your eyes or vision. Always follow the advice of the dispensing practitioner and be sure to take contacts out if they are uncomfortable or causing any issues.

If you’re interested in wearing contact lenses,
stop by your local Hakim Optical location
to speak with an optician about your contact lens options.

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