Contact Lens Department

Contact Lens Department

Contact lenses are lenses placed directly on the CORNEA of the eyes. They correct your vision instead of wearing glasses for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes and prevent the progression of myopia (short sight).

Aesthetics and cosmetics are the main motivating factors for the use of contact lenses. People who want to avoid wearing glasses to look better or change the colour of their Iris prefer to use contact lenses.

Contact lenses are indicated in patients with keratoconus, and a special type of contact lenses like the Rose K contact lenses are available for correction of keratoconus

We have a dedicated Contact lens clinic at Amita Eye Care to serve all of your needs.

What are the types of Contact Lens?

Soft Contact Lenses

Disposable (Daily, Weekly, Monthly)


Toric Lenses

Cosmetic or Colored Contact Lenses

Therapeutic Contact Lenses for treatment of certain corneal problems


Semi-soft Contact Lenses or Gas permeable contact lenses (RGP)

Rose K contact lenses for keratoconus

Extended wear contact lenses

What are the Advantages of Contact Lens over spectacles?

Wider field of view

Lesser magnification of image visualised

Better with asymmetrical prescriptions or difference in power between the two eyes

Better for very high prescriptions

Cosmetically superior

More practical for sports

Avoid weather problems

Therapeutic uses

Can I wear contact lenses?

Yes, you can! With so many product improvements in recent years, just about everyone can wear contacts.

Does the contact lens fall out of the eye?

No. Only if the fit is not correct or you rub your eyes.

Can I sleep with contact lenses on my eyes?

Only extended wear lenses can be used for such purposes. Otherwise NO!

Do we get eye problems after wearing contact lenses?

If you follow the instructions correctly, generally, problems are rare.

Will I be able to insert a contact lens in my eyes?

Sure you will. It is effortless to insert a lens and remove it, and it is just a matter of few days of practice..

Are Contact Lenses expensive?

At our facility, we provide a diverse range of lenses to cater to individual needs. Our team is dedicated to helping you find the perfect fit. We encourage you to ask questions and share your concerns, as we are committed to offering detailed descriptions of the various options available. We understand that choosing contact lenses involves more than just considering the price; factors such as comfort, vision correction, and lifestyle compatibility play a significant role. Rest assured, we prioritize your satisfaction and are here to guide you in making an informed decision about the contact lenses that best suit your unique requirements.

Should I use any power glasses over my contact lenses?

In general, contact lenses do not require the use of glasses unless there is any remaining refractive error that needs correction. The use of contact lenses is only recommended when prescribed by an eye care professional based on individual needs and vision requirements. However, it is advisable to wear protective goggles over contact lenses in certain situations to prevent dust particles from entering the eyes and causing irritation or discomfort. This extra layer of protection can help maintain eye health and ensure a comfortable wearing experience.

Is it safe to wear contact lenses during sports?

Contact lenses are considered an excellent vision correction option for athletes due to their numerous advantages. Athletes require optimal visual performance to excel in their respective sports, and contact lenses can help enhance various visual skills crucial for athletic performance. With contact lenses, athletes can experience improved depth perception, allowing them to accurately judge distances and make precise movements. Additionally, contact lenses provide a wider field of view, enhancing peripheral awareness and enabling athletes to be more aware of their surroundings during fast-paced activities.

Are disposables and extended wear the same?

No! Disposable lenses are designed to replace usually either daily, two-weekly or monthly.
Extended wear is worn even during sleep for 7 days and 6 nights and replaced with a new contact lens.

Can I wear contact lenses because I have astigmatism?

Indeed, there is a particular type of lens called Toric lens available to take care of astigmatism.

Are they suitable for children?

Yes, the use of contact lenses in children is possible, but it should only be done under the prescription and close monitoring of an eye care professional, with the active involvement of parents. Contact lenses can be a viable option for children who require vision correction and may have specific needs or preferences that make them suitable candidates for contact lens wear. However, it is crucial to prioritize the safety and proper use of contact lenses in children. The eye care professional will assess the child's eye health, visual needs, and ability to handle and care for the lenses responsibly.

Is it advisable to buy a contact lens by showing a glass prescription over the counter?

No! Because your eye needs to be examined by the eye doctor or trained optometrist to find out if you are a suitable candidate for contact lens wear. The fit and centration of the contact lens on the cornea has to be checked on the slit lamp. The power of the contact lenses may need not be precisely the same as your spectacle power. Instruction on insertion removal and care of contact lenses are necessary.

Can I use eye drops over my contact lenses?

Yes! Certain eye drops can be used with contact lenses. It depends on the eye drops and the material of the lens used. Certain eye drops could cause deposits in the surface of your contact lenses. It is advisable to take the advice of your eye care professional.

I have tried lenses earlier, and they don’t suit me!

It is overcome with the latest products. There are a lot of advancements in material, care products, lens designs, varieties and convenience. Ensure thorough eye examination and contact lens evaluation before buying lenses.