The eyes are a sensitive part of the body, and if taken care of, you may maintain your ability to perform most of your tasks efficiently. If you have eye concerns such as astigmatism, myopia, or farsightedness, you may benefit from a specialty lens Beverly Hills, CA.
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Determining the safety of contact lenses
In the past, medications and glasses were the only treatments for vision problems. You can treat any vision issue with contact lenses, including astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. People with presbyopia can also use multifocal lenses to achieve a vivid vision for reading and seeing distant objects. Although teenagers enjoy the confidence and thrill associated with contact lenses, it is crucial to ensure that the person wearing them is old and responsible enough to take care of them to prevent infection. Studies show that contact lenses are very safe, and specific gas-permeable lenses can prevent myopia progression.
However, there may be better choices than contact lenses if your eyes are prone to infections or allergic reactions. Also, if your occupation involves airborne pollutants such as smoke which could result in irritation, it may be uncomfortable to wear contact lenses. Dr. Silani and the Beverly Hills Optometry: Advanced Dry Eye Center team will educate you about the available treatment options before recommending the most effective option.
Risks associated with wearing contact lenses
Although contact lenses have several benefits, including boosting your self-confidence, they also have downsides. A foreign material or object in your eye can lead to several eye problems. Your provider will give you instructions for caring for and cleaning your contact lenses and schedule routine follow-up exams to prevent severe side effects. If you experience vision change, redness in the eye, watering eyes, or unexplained eye pain or discomfort, inform your doctor for an eye exam.
How long it takes to adjust to contact lenses
Depending on the sensitivity and type of contact lenses you choose, you may need a week or two to get used to them. Many people are amazed at how quickly they adjust to contact lenses. Even those who find it difficult to place or remove their lenses find wearing them more convenient and comfortable after a little practice.
How doctors diagnose dry eyes
During your appointment at Beverly Hills Optometry: Advanced Dry Eye Center, the team discusses your symptoms and conducts a comprehensive eye exam. Your eye exam may involve a series of tests, including:
Oculus Keratograph® 5M
Oculus Keratography 5M assesses the moisture level in your tears and helps calculate the tear evaporation rate. These details enable Dr. Silani to evaluate the health of your meibomian glands.
Firefly M Slit Lamp
Firefly M slit lamp test provides high-definition images of your meibography and eyes. A meibography offers details about the condition and location of your meibomian glands.
The TearLab Osmolarity System
The test is a gold standard diagnostic technique for dry eye disease. It is a safe and effective procedure for measuring the osmolarity of your tears.
Call Dr. Silani or schedule an appointment online for more information about contact lenses.