There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses.
Your eye care provider can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.
Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes.
These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, bi-weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.
As we age, most people notice that reading vision becomes more difficult and find themselves needing to wear reading glasses. Available in both soft lenses and RGP lenses, multifocal contacts can correct both distance and near vision, giving patients freedom from being dependent on glasses for reading or the computer.
Made of moderately flexible plastics, these lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision not corrected with standard soft lenses. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.
Used to improve vision for people suffering from a number of different medical eye diseases such as dry eye syndrome, keratoconus, Sjogren’s syndrome, corneal ectasia, or complications post-LASIK. The goal of treatment is to provide a clear optical surface which improves visual quality and is more comfortable option than RGP’s.