If you’re interested in wearing contacts, you need to know all of the options at your disposal. Understanding the differences between each lens and the terminology can be confusing. We want to help you understand your eyes by providing you with a guide to contact lenses.

If you haven’t already, check out part one of What Contact Lenses Are Right For You? to learn about the two different types of contact lenses (soft and GP) and the contact lens options you have if you suffer from astigmatism or dry eyes. Part two will cover your options for lenses if you have giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), keratoconus, or presbyopia.

If you’re interested in wearing contacts, you need to know all of the options at your disposal. Understanding the differences between each lens and the terminology can be confusing. We want to help you understand your eyes by providing you with a guide to contact lenses.

As some of these contacts are for hard-to-fit eyes, getting the opinion of a medical professional is always key. Schedule an exam with your ophthalmologist to see if your eyes require specific contact lenses. Conditions that may require a more in-depth contact lens exam can include but are not limited to astigmatism, dry eyes, giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), keratoconus, and presbyopia.

Having a serious eye disease can be unsettling. If your eyes have recently worsened, you may need to consider surgery. Diseases like glaucoma, cataracts, and diabetic eye disease can pose a danger to your eyesight if left untreated. Your first step should always be scheduling an eye examination. During your exam, ask your ophthalmologist what they recommend for your eye care. Not every case of eye disease ends in eye surgery; it should be a last resort.

Have you ever experienced a horrible headache that caused you to lose your vision temporarily? If this is the case, you may have experienced an ocular migraine. Migraines are no fun and can be scary when you lose your vision. In most cases, these migraines can impair your ability to function. Medical Arts Eye Clinic is here to help you learn what ocular migraines are, what causes them, and how you can prevent them: