Every day we meet patients who have dropped out of contact lens wear, but wish they could enjoy them again. The most common reasons for discontinuation are discomfort, dryness, astigmatism and the need to wear reading glasses overtop their contact lenses once they turn 40! However, new silicone hydrogel materials now offer patients increased comfort and are far more healthy. Most prescriptions can be corrected without going into custom made contact lenses, reducing cost and time. Multifocal contact lenses enable presbyopic patients (those needing reading glasses) to see distance and near clearly and extend contact lens wear for decades longer. Simplified cleaning regimens with multi-purpose disinfecting solutions make contact lens wear easier and safer. Our office ensures new and previous contact lens wearers receive proper fitting, instructions and follow-ups. So whether you want to wear contact lenses again or try them for the first time, ask Dr. Mei-Ling Chan, Barrie optometrist, about them.