How to Know If Contact Lenses Are Right for You

Contact lenses can be a convenient and flexible vision correction option. However, choosing the right lenses requires careful consideration of your various lifestyle and vision requirements. By following these steps and working closely with your eye care provider you can determine if contact lenses are the ideal choice for your eyes.


1. Consider Your Daily Activities

While contact lenses can be suitable for almost any lifestyle, they are particularly convenient for people who are active, travel often, or lead busy lives. Discussing your daily activities with your optometrist will help them evaluate which contact lenses are the best fit for you.

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2. Assess Your Current Eyewear

Do your glasses fog from wearing a face mask all day? Are you constantly wiping rain off your lenses? If certain activities make it difficult to wear your glasses, contact lenses can be a great alternative. Your Shopko Optical optometrist will help you determine if contacts are a good everyday option, or if a combination of glasses and contact lenses are ideal for your routine.

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3. Evaluate Your Prescription

Contact lenses are available in most prescriptions. Don’t worry, your optometrist will evaluate your prescription and let you know if contacts lenses are an option for you. They will also take into account any specific vision requirements you may have such as needing correction for multiple distances, dry eye relief, or astigmatism correction and fit you with contact lenses specially designed to accommodate these needs.

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4. Talk to Your Optometrist

The majority of the people that are interested in wearing contact lenses are able to do so. It is just a matter of finding which lens is right for you. Your Shopko Optical optometrist will work with you to evaluate your prescription and daily activities to help determine what lens is right for your needs.

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5. Trial a Pair of Contacts

Before committing to a specific type of contact lens, your optometrist will give you a small supply to trial at home. This will allow you to experience first-hand how they fit, feel, and perform in your daily life. During your trial period, make sure to note any questions or concerns you experience and communicate them with your optometrist so that they can make any necessary adjustments or alternate lens suggestions.

By working with your Shopko Optical optometrist to evaluate your lifestyle, prescription, and comfort preferences you can make a confident and informed decision about whether contact lenses are right for you.

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