Doc, I'm happy with my contacts, why do you want me to try a new type?
“Doc why are you changing my brand of contacts? I’ve worn them with no issues for 10+ yrs and I’m pretty happy with them.”
Good question. The bottom line is probably because your eye doctor cares about your personal eye health and wants you to continue on for another 10 years without issue. Often times an eye doctor will pick up on subtle damage to your eyes caused by long term contact lens wear that you have no clue is occurring. If those early warning signs are there, by taking action now, one can often avoid more serious future issues. Even if your eyes are healthy, your eye doctor may be switching you into a contact that will give you the best chance of keeping them that way.
When evaluating a new type of contact, it is important to keep in mind that the new contacts will feel different because they are different. Its not uncommon for you to experience the same things you did when you initially tried contacts for the first time. Your eye doctor might even prescribe some drops that will help to provide some extra comfort during the adaptation. The follow up exam that you will make an appointment for, will give us the opportunity to evaluate things and make any necessary changes, which can even include trying a differnt brand.
As always, it is advisable to seek a second opinon if you feel your care was anyhthing less than the best. One may also learn about a particluar doctors philosphies by reading his bio or checking into his practice.
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