University of Iowa Health Care

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Soft Contact Lens

Contributor: Tressa Larson, OD, FAAO

Photographer: D. Brice Critser, CRA

Category: Contact Lens

Monthly soft contact lenses are a staple for anyone involved in prescribing contact lenses. The lenses should move a small amount with the blink, particularly on up gaze. A lens that moves excessively may be uncomfortable and may result in variable vision, but if the patient is happy with it, excessive movement is not a health problem.

soft contact lens seated on eye

soft contact lens seated on eye, broad beam

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last updated: 08/25/2015
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