Contact lenses


To correct your vision, you often have the choice between glasses or contact lenses. If you choose contact lenses, the optometrist will establish your visual health to determine whether contact lenses are a wise choice for you. Your life habits, your work and your leisure activities, as well as an examination of your eyes’ surface, are considered. After all of these criteria have been evaluated, the health care professional may recommend wearing contact lenses.

Then, the optometrist will ensure that you receive the most comprehensive information regarding the maintenance and tasks associated with wearing contact lenses. A contact lens trial and adjustment period for is required. The time to adjust to this vision correction method may be longer than that of the glasses.


In the last few years, the number of types of contact lenses available on the market has increased dramatically. These five criteria help you make an informed selection:

Contact lens maintenance

No matter the kind of lenses, all must be properly maintained every day, with adequate cleaning solutions, adapted to your needs. Daily cleaning of the contact lenses removes deposits, dust, tear residue and some bacteria caused by lens handling and the environment. The most important thing is to prevent infections.

Here are some efficient cleaning tips:

If your contact lenses cause irritation, pain or redness in your eyes, remove them and consult an optometrist.

Given the increasing number of infections associated with contact lens use, optometrists reiterate the importance of rigorous contact lens and case maintenance.

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