Goetzinger Eye Institute
Ophthalmologist located in Riverdale, GA
If you’re one of the 45 million Americans wearing contact lenses, you’ll be happy to hear that your options are more diverse than ever. At Goetzinger Eye Institute in Riverdale, Georgia, you can choose from daily, weekly, and monthly lenses that correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism. You can even choose multifocal contacts for two or more types of vision correction. Use the online scheduler or call the location nearest you to book your appointment today.
Contact Lenses Q & A
How often do I need to replace my contact lenses?
It’s up to you! Goetzinger Eye Institute offers daily, weekly, and monthly contact lenses. Many patients love the convenience of daily disposable lenses because there’s never a need to clean or store the lenses.
For most types of contact lenses at Goetzinger Eye Institute, you simply dispose of your lenses after the recommended amount of time. Wearing your lenses longer than recommended can result in lens deterioration and even damage your eyes.
Can I wear contacts overnight?
Most types of contacts aren’t suited for overnight wear because the lenses prevent your cornea from getting oxygen. However, there are a few types of silicone hydrogel lenses that allow oxygen to pass through the lens and into your cornea.
Some kinds of silicone hydrogel lenses are FDA-approved for up to seven days of continuous wear. There are also two types of silicone hydrogel lenses that are FDA-approved for up to 30 days of continuous wear.
Can I still get contacts if I need two or more prescriptions?
Yes, you can get specialized contact lenses that cover two or even three prescriptions at once. Bifocal or multifocal contacts give you clear vision at all distances, and can even correct presbyopia, a common problem with close-up vision that usually develops after the age of 40. Multifocal contact lenses allow you to skip the reading glasses.
Multifocal lenses work in several ways. The most common designs include:
- Concentric: Alternating rings of prescription powers within the lens
- Aspheric: Gradual prescription change halfway through the lens
- Segmented: Lens divided into sections, similar to bifocal glasses
Your Goetzinger Eye Institute eye doctor can help you decide which of these advanced contact lens options will work best for your lifestyle.
Is my child old enough for contact lenses?
It depends on your child, their maturity level, and their desire to wear contacts. In many cases, children around age 10-12 are ready to try contact lenses, but some children may need to wait a few years, until 13-14.
If your child is under 10 years old but you feel they might be ready, talk to your Goetzinger Eye Institute eye doctor to see if it’s time to introduce contacts. The team recommends daily disposable contact lenses for children, due to the decreased risk of infection.
Use online scheduling or call the Goetzinger Eye Institute location closest to you for help with new contact lenses now.
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