If you’ve decided that glasses are no longer the right fit for you or you just want something different, selecting the right contact lenses in Oshkosh could very well be your next step. The staff at Dr. Jill’s Optical Shoppe can draw on our massive selection of these products while also providing the human touch that many of the big chains just can’t offer. We offer a highly personalized and custom experience to everyone who walks through our doors, and helping people pick the right contact lenses is just one of the services we offer.
Here are some things we want to help people to understand about contact lenses ahead of time, since they can be a new experience for many people.
Daily vs. monthly lenses
Contact lenses usually come in two different levels of longevity: daily and monthly. Daily lenses are just what they sound like—they’re contact lenses in Oshkosh that you wear for one day and then discard. They are often extremely thin and have a high water content, and since deposits from your eye build up so easily on this material, they’re not suitable for wearing for more than a day at a time.
Monthly lenses (also available in bi-weekly varieties) are thicker and therefore more durable, so they can be cleaned and disinfected overnight before being worn again the next day. Deciding between these types can come down to medical advice and personal preference.
What vision correction do you need?
Sometimes your prescription can help to dictate what contact lenses are available for you to pick. We’ve had customers come in whose prescriptions were unsuitable for daily lenses, but we’ve also had people come in whose doctors did not want them using bi-weekly or monthly types. As an example, we find that people with complex corrections like astigmatism often find only monthly types will work for them, since these tend to give sharper vision at higher magnifications.
What is your lifestyle?
A person’s habits can also impact their decision on what type of contact lens in Oshkosh is best. Are you forgetful? If so, monthly lenses might not be a great choice, since they require maintenance every single night. On the other hand, if you’re an athlete, daily lenses might be the right choice for you, as they can be instantly replaced after contact with something like dirt or sunscreen that can easily foul them. Daily lenses can also be a good fit for someone who needs lenses inconsistently—they can easily be put in when needed and then simply discarded.
There are a number of factors we encourage our customers to think about when selecting contact lenses. At Dr. Jill’s Optical Shoppe, every single client who walks through our doors leaves with the product that’s a perfect fit for their lifestyle and needs. We take this responsibility seriously, and we’d love to have the opportunity to work with you next. Reach out to us today to learn more, or call to schedule an appointment!