What to Think about before Getting Contacts

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Are you tired of wearing those eyeglasses day in and day out? Does having a contraption of metal and glass on your face bug you? Then contact lenses may be for you. 

While not everyone will want to, many people wear contact lenses and love the ease and invisibility they bring. If you are considering making the switch from glasses to contacts, here are a few things you need to know. 

Types of Contacts

There are two main types of contact lenses, and each has its particular fan base. Some people prefer to wear soft contacts, which are usually more comfortable but less durable. Soft contacts usually last between a day and a week, depending on the type. Mostly composed of water, they are thin and soft (hence the name.) On the other hand, rigid gas permeable lenses are more long-lasting and generally better at vision correction than soft contacts. However, they can be a little less comfortable, as they are made of hard plastic.


There’s nothing worse than having contact lenses that don’t fit right. A contact lens fitter Bedford will measure your eyes as exactly as possible to make sure that they are perfect for your eyes. Your lenses will of course also be fitted to your vision type, which will be determined in your contact lens examination.


It’s essential to take proper care of your contacts once you have them. If you let them get dirty, they could infect your eyes. In order to prevent this, most contacts must be taken out and discarded or cleaned every night, although some can be worn for about a week before they have to be taken out. 

Here you have a few of the things you will need to think about before getting contact lenses. Make sure that you consult your doctor before moving forward- not everyone can wear contacts. With that said, most people can, so if you’re done with glasses, don’t hesitate to try contact lenses!