Dr. Provost was interviewed about his experience successfully fitting patients with new contact lens technology. He talked about daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses and many other types available at our office. Here’s the takeaway:
“New daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses have many advantages over previous contact lens materials”
While most new contact lenses are relatively soft and comfortable, new daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses are a better option as they offer the best combination of comfort, oxygen permeability, convenience, and safety. “They free you from having to use cleaning solutions and since they are meant to be daily disposable, you never have to worry about the lenses tearing or getting dirty over time.”
Dr. Provost always recommends the healthiest contact lens technology to his patients. However, he adds “It is important to maintain regular annual eye examinations for every patient, to ensure your best vision and eye health is maintained”
“Contact lenses are able to correct more than just nearsightedness and farsightedness”
According to Dr. Provost, “due to the advances in technology, many people can benefit from contact lenses, even people that have astigmatism or require bifocals”
Astigmatism, for example, requires that you wear the right kind of contact lenses. Toric contact lenses are now able to provide more stable correction for astigmatism. They are even available in the preferred daily disposable silicone hydrogel lenses. If you have astigmatism or other such problems then it is important that you visit us and let us provide a thorough contact lens evaluation.
We’ll suggest the right solution for you and help you pick a suitable pair of contact lenses for your condition. We offer a variety of contact lenses at our Austin office.
“Take Special Care of Your Eyes and Lenses”
“Never make the mistake of sleeping in your contacts. This is the #1 risk factor for contact lens-related irritations and infections,” warns Dr. Provost.
He recommends visiting an optometrist for annual contact lens evaluations and wellness exams to ensure your eyes remain healthy.
“Disposable lenses have their own benefits”
Dr. Provost emphasizes on the importance of disposable lenses. In his words, “Replacing the lenses every day makes sure the eye always has a fresh, clean surface.”
Invest in lenses that are safe and easy to wear and take off so that you have no trouble in your day to day life.
If you have been struggling to see clearly or comfortably out of contact lenses be sure to visit us and ask about the right type of lenses for you. We offer a wide variety of contact lenses including the new daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses, multifocal contact lenses, and new and improved toric and multifocal contact lenses.