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Dr. Alexander Mao answers your contact lens questions

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Q: Do need to see an optometrist or an ophthalmologist for my first pair of contacts?

A: Yes, the contact lens fitting is critical for your ocular health and sharp vision. There are a number of parameters to be assessed/examined to ensure a good fit for your eyes.

Q: About 5 years ago, I was told I was not a good candidate for contacts. I have oddly shaped eyes. Are there new options available today?

A: Yes, there are a few new advancements in management for irregular corneas. It is recommended that you schedule an eye exam with an eye care professional for further information.

Q: I feel strange about putting my finger in my eye. How does someone get used to this?

A: Our professional optometric staff is experienced in teaching you proper steps to get more comfortable about putting your finger close to your eye.