FAQs About Contact Lenses

Which solution is best for my lenses?
The best solution to use is the one prescribed for you by your practitioner! They will have assessed how often you replace your lenses, what material the lenses are made out of, if you are likely to have any allergies to solutions and many other factors in deciding what solution you should have. Don't change solutions unless told to do so by a practitioner - you could end up damaging your lenses, making them less comfortable or possibly even giving yourself an eye infection. If you think you would like to change solutions then talk to your practitioner first.

What are contact lenses?
What are "Hard" and "Soft" lenses?
Why does the cornea need Oxygen?
What are high water content lenses?
Why aren't all soft lenses high water content?
Do gas permeable contact lenses absorb water?
Which lenses are best?
What is astigmatism?
I have astigmatism - can I wear soft lenses?
What is presbyopia?
I have presbyopia - can I wear contact lenses?
What are disposable lenses?
Why are contact lens solutions needed?
Do I need to use protein-removing tablets?
Which solution is best for my lenses?
I've been told not to wear my lenses when in an aeroplane - why?
Can I swim in my contact lenses?
Do I still need spectacles if I wear contact lenses?
What is the difference between tinted and coloured lenses?

See also:
All About Contact Lenses
All About Vision
How to make a complaint