There are contact lenses available to target specific eye problems such as dry eyes, astigmatism, difficulty reading, and eye diseases. We are focused on taking the time to give you the best comfort and vision, not just adequate. The availability of contact lenses allows our optometrists to help you see clearly without glasses.
Currently, there is a wide array of contact lenses, including soft lenses and hard lenses. To help you better understand your contact lenses, lets take a closer look at the different types.
Soft contact lenses are made of soft, flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through the cornea. These contact lenses may be easier to adjust to and are more comfortable than others. Newer soft lens materials include silicone-hydrogels, which provide more oxygen to your eye while you wear your lenses. Soft lenses also conform to the shape of your eye, which helps them to stay in place well, making it an optimal choice if you participate in sports or lead an active lifestyle.
With soft contact lenses, you can choose single vision, astigmatism/toric, bifocial/multifocial, disposable daily, disposable biweekly and disposable monthly.
Hard contact lenses provide clear, crisp vision for most vision problems. These lenses might be especially appealing if you have tried soft lenses and were unsatisfied with the results. Unlike soft lenses, hard contact lenses are more breathable, which helps to reduce the risk of eye infections. Most hard contact lenses must be removed for cleaning and disinfection every night before you go to bed. If your prescription does not change and you take care of your lenses, you can potentially use the same pair of lenses for up to two or three years.
We will work with you to determine the best choice for contact lenses so you can see without discomfort. For more information, call us today!