Question about diameter of contact lenses

 

 

Country
United States
Age
57
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

Occasionally use artificial tears for dry eyes.  

Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

Daily lenses

Question

 

 

Hi,

My optometrist prescribed a specific brand of lens that he carries. The diameter of the lens is 14.1. Should I be able to wear a different brand of lens with a 14.2 diameter with little or no issue?

Thanks

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

Contact lens with large diameter can be unstable when you wear it which might cause eye irritation, foreign body sensation and unstable vision. 

I recommend that you wear what was prescribed by your optometrist and in case you are not comfortable with this brand he can prescribe another brand with different diameter and base curve that can fit your eye.

 

 

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