Frequently Asked Questions
- Are contact lenses better than glasses?
Contact lenses have certain advantages over spectacles. However one is not necessarily better than the other. Contact lenses are more suited to certain activities like sports, viewing 3D movies or when ever you feel like changing your look!All contact lens wearers must have a recent pair of spectacles that can be worn, as contact lenses sit on the surface of the eye they cannot be worn 24/7. To maintain healthy wearing habits contact lens users must have at least 1 day a week when contact lenses are not used. The spectacles will also be needed if a lens is lost, torn or if there is an active eye infection.
- Can you swim with contact lenses?
Contact lenses should not be worn while swimming. This is especially true of monthly lenses. Contact lenses sit directly on the eye. Water can become trapped between the lens and the eye. This can lead to infections and potentially permanent damage. Please consult your optometrist if you are considering swimming with contact lenses.
- Do contacts expire?
Contact lenses do expire. The expiration date will be displayed on each individual pack. Contact lenses are normally made with around a 4 year shelf life. It is important that contact lenses which are expired are immediately disposed of.
- Do contacts make your vision worse?
Contact lenses when fitted properly from your optometrist and with the correct prescription will not make your vision worse. It is important that the correct cleaning regime is followed for monthly lenses. Regular check ups are made with your optometrist, every 12 months, and lenses are not over worn. If experincing any symptoms stop wearing the lenses immediately and contact your optometrist.
- How long do contacts last?
Daily contact lenses must be removed and discarded at the end of the day. A new lens must used for the next wear. Monthly lenses must be disposed 30 days after the lens was first opened. This means even if the lenses were only worn once in the 30 day period it must still be discarded 30 days after opening.
- How many hours a day can you wear contact lenses?
Contact lenses can generally be worn between 8-10 hours a day. Specific wearing times should be discussed with your optometrist. Wearing the lenses longer than the recommended duration can lead to infections, discomfort or addtional symptoms.
- How much is delivery?
Delivery is always free.
- I cannot find my lenses?
Please call 041 476 0312 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org to assist you
- I don’t have a prescription can I order lenses?
Due to HPCSA law a valid script must be verified before the sale of contact lenses. You must be in possession of a valid prescription prior to ordering
- Is it OK to wear contacts everyday?
Specific wearing schedules should be discussed with your optometrist. In general there should be one contact lens free day per week, As the contact lens sits directly on the ocular surface over wearing of the lenses can lead to complications in the eye that may cause permamnent damage if left untreated.
- Which is best contact lenses?
The specific contact lens brand must be recommended by your optometrist. There is no single best lens that suits everyone. Each contact lens is made of different materials, offered in different sizes and available in different prescription ranges. All of this means your optometrist is best placed to advise which brand to wear.
- Who Cannot wear contact lenses?
The vast majority of people can wear contact lenses. If you are currently wearing spectacles it is most likely that there is a contact lens available to suit you. In certain circumstances contact lenses may not be available in your prescription. Consult with your optometrist if you are a first time wearer.
- Why do I see better with contacts than glasses?
Contact lensesmay provide better vision than spectacles with certain precsriptions. Contact lenses are also not subject to the same wear and tear as spectacles lenses which may lose clarity over a long period due to surface scratches.