Frequently Asked Questions

Can I swim with my contact lenses?
  • This should be avoided whenever possible to help prevent bacterial contamination of your eye.  Swimming with contacts can result in eye infections, irritation, and potentially sight threatening conditions such as a corneal ulcer.
Can a contact lens get lost in my eye?
  • No, the inner surface of the eyelids have a thin moist lining called the conjunctiva.  At the back of the eyelids, the conjunctiva folds back and becomes the outer covering of the white part of the eyeball.  The continuous nature of the conjunctiva from the eyelids to the eyeball makes it impossible for anything to get behind the eye and become trapped there.
What causes dry eye?
  • Dry eye is caused by the chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye.
What is a cataract?
  • A cataract is the cloudiness of the eye’s natural lens, which lies between the front and back areas of the eye.
What does it mean if I have an astigmatism?
  • Simply put, the surface of your eye is shaped more like a football than a soccer ball.  Astigmatism usually causes vision to be blurred or distorted to some degree at all distances.