About Contact Lenses
Many choose contact lenses rather than wearing glasses because it allows people to see his or her face, not the glasses. While there are advantages to both, a good pair of prescription lenses can be a great alternative to glasses. To be fitted for a pair of prescription lenses, call an optometrist today.
Types of Contact Lenses
Daily disposable soft lenses are a healthy and convenient option. With this lens type, there is less chance of infections and you don’t need to clean or store them. They are available in single vision and progressive prescriptions.
Monthly or Biweekly soft lenses are a great option if you are comfortable in lenses for 12 hours a day. As these lenses are reusable, they need to be cleaned and stored in solution. They are available in single vision and progressive prescriptions.
Extended-wear contact lenses can be worn between one and six days, or up to 30 days. If you have a high prescription, live an active lifestyle or wear contact lenses for long periods of time, these lenses may be the right choice for you. The downside of this lens type is you increase your risk of infection.
Toric contact lenses are specifically made for those with astigmatism. The shape of this variety of lens is different than standard contact lenses and corrects for different types of astigmatic prescriptions.
Before deciding to give up on glasses, there are some things to consider. Wearing contact lenses requires more visits to the optometrist to ensure your eyes remain healthy. Prescription lenses need to be stored and cleaned properly, and they cannot be worn for longer than prescribed.
Schedule an appointment with an optometrist to ensure a properly fitting contact. If you have nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism, a medically fitted contact is the best way to ensure that your vision is as strong as possible. The optometrists at Vision Care Centre strive to provide you with the best eye care available.