Q:In what situation shouldn’t I wear my extended contacts?
Are there occasions when I shouldn’t wear my extended contacts?

A: When you get a heavy cold or flu, you shouldn’t wear contacts incluing the extended contacts. If you get discomfort or irritation in your eye while wearing extended contacts, you should remove them from your eyes.   Learn more answers.

Q: Is it safe to wear extended contact lenses?
I am tired of taking the contacts off every night before sleeping and putting them on frequently. The extended contacts just meet my need. But I wonder if it is safe to wear them.

A: Extended contact lenses are easy to cause eye infections. However, this kind of contacts is designed specifically for overnight use and long-time use because they are more permeable, which can allow plenty of oxygen to get into the eye. As long as you use them in a right way, it is safe to wear extended contact lenses. If you get any eye problem, you should go to your doctor as soon as possible.    Learn more answers.

Q: Do extended wear contact lenses also have different colors?
I often wear colored contacts and extended contacts, and I wanted to know if I can buy colored extended contacts.

A: NO, extended contacts can’t come in different colors. Because the extended wear lenses should have high oxygen transmission levels and enable our eyes to breath more, but with colors, they can’t. So they won’t accept the colors.    Learn more answers.

Q: Are there bifocal contact lenses for astigmatism?
I have astigmatism and normally wear Toric lenses with readers on top. I also have varifocal glasses. I want to wear contact with no readers. I have some ordinary bi-focal lenses, but although good, my vision is a bit blurry due to the astigmatism.

A: Bifocal contact lenses come in many designs and can be prescribed for people with astigmatism. You can call your doctor to see if they can offer such lenses .   Learn more answers

Q: Can reading glasses be made to fix astigmatism?
Does astigmatism only affect reading close up like computer or books? Also can they make reading glasses like drug store ones, but to fix astigmatism too?

A: No, reading glasses can’t fix astigmatism. If you have astigmatism, please not wearing reading glasses randomly. You’d better take detail eye exam. Then buy reading glasses with your prescription given by eye doctor. And the opticians will make your reading glasses combined with astigmatism, thus to provide you the comfortable vision.   Learn more answers.

Q: Are laser eye surgery for astigmatism effective?
I have heard that astigmatism can be cured by laser eye surgery, is that effective? If someone has experienced it, can you share me some experience?

A: Astigmatism is a common vision problems to eyes. They can be corrected by wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. Now, It is may also cured with laser eye surgery. In a laser eye surgery, a flap is made in the outer layer of the cornea to access the tissues of the cornea. It is said that Lasik surgery now is the safest technique for correction of astigmatism. Take Lasik surgery, it can help reshapes cornea’s stroma layer to correct its refractive ability to allow light to focus on the retina properly. So, if you want to treat your astigmatism, you can try Lasik eye surgery.   Learn more answers.

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