Contact Lenses Specialist

In Focus Eyecare

Andrea P. Neff, OD

Optometry located in Fort Mill, SC

Contact lenses can offer both cosmetic and practical benefits by changing your look, your eye color, and correcting your vision. At In Focus Eyecare in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Optometrist Andrea Neff, OD, remains dedicated to helping you find the right eyewear and provides quality eye exams and contact lens fittings, lessons, and options. Call or click to schedule your appointment here on the web.

Contact Lenses Q & A

How do contact lenses work?

Contact lenses float on the film layer on the surface of your eye. To correct your vision, much like eyeglasses, contacts alter rays of light and divert the focus to your retina.

Contact lenses are small custom-created prescription lenses you wear on your eyes. They’re a great way to improve your vision without needing traditional glasses. Contact lenses are available as clear lenses or in different colors for a fun stylistic choice.

What are the types of contact lenses?

There are many different types of contact lenses. The main types are extended wear and daily wear.

Daily wear

You need to remove your daily wear lenses every night before you go to sleep.

Extended wear

Extended wear lenses can be worn for up to seven consecutive days, and some brands can be worn for up to a month. Gas permeable contact lenses can last up to a year with proper care.

In Focus Eyecare provides a wide spectrum of contact lenses.

Toric lenses

Toric lenses are specially designed for astigmatism — an eye condition involving an irregular eye shape.

Multifocal lenses

Multifocal lenses enhance your vision for looking at things at a distance and close-up.

How do I care for my contact lenses?

Dr. Neff informs you how you can best take care of your contact lenses.

Before you handle your contacts, it’s important you wash your hands with mild, unscented soap and rinse your hands thoroughly. Try to avoid any tiny fibers and irritants from getting accidentally lodged between your contact lens and your eye.

When you dry your hands, use a clean, lint-free towel. You should only apply makeup once your contacts are comfortably and properly in place.

A special cleaning solution is required for some contacts. Disposable daily contact lenses usually require the least care, and conventional soft lenses typically involve more work.

What are the benefits of contact lenses?

Contacts offer an array of benefits. Contacts sit directly on your eye and don’t obstruct your peripheral vision in any way. Contact lenses are a wonderful choice if you don’t want to wear glasses all the time.

With contact lenses, you can take part in sports and activities without worrying about your glasses falling off or getting in the way.

For a fun cosmetic style change, you could try different color contacts.

When you first start to wear contacts, Dr. Neff fits you with a trial packet of contact lenses that you typically wear for three to five days to help you decide what’s best. Call In Focus Eyecare to get your contacts or schedule online today.