What Kind of Contact Lenses Should I Get?

If you are searching for a solution for vision correction but hesitate to wear eyeglasses full time or undergo LASIK surgery, contact lenses are an excellent option to explore. And there is no better time than the 21st century to be wearing contact lenses!

Lenspure emphatically states that contact lens technology is continually advancing, and as a result, there are many different types of contact lenses on the market today. Given all the choices, the decision to say goodbye to your glasses and find the ideal contacts might seem surprisingly overwhelming. However, it’s easy once you divide the options into categories. And understanding the different materials, prescriptions, and wear times will help you make the right decision!

Let’s review some of the types of contact lenses that are available to you:

Soft Contact Lenses

According to Bausch and Lomb, soft contact lenses are made with soft and flexible plastics that allow more passage of oxygen through the cornea. They are simple to wear, comfortable, and compatible with almost anyone who wears contact lenses because of their adaptable design and material. Soft lenses are the best option if you envision wearing your contacts for long periods.

Rigid Gas Permeable Contact (RGP) Lenses

According to All About Vision, RGP lenses are porous and allow oxygen to pass through them easily. Because they are permeable to oxygen, they can fit closer to the eye, making them more comfortable than conventional hard lenses. In addition, they provide sharper vision than soft or silicone hydrogel contacts, especially if you have astigmatism.

Disposable Contact Lenses

As you may have guessed from the name, disposable contact lenses refer to lenses that can be frequently replaced after usage, either on a daily, monthly, quarterly, or annual basis. Benefits to choosing these contact lenses include ease of management without the hassle of constant cleaning or disinfecting and convenience for frequent travelers.

Toric Contact Lenses

Toric lenses are prescribed for patients who require cylindrical correction. In other words, toric lenses are used to treat eye issues such as near-sightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. These lenses have different powers in different meridians of the contact lens. Thus, toric lenses have mechanisms for stabilizing the lens (such as prism ballast)and avoiding axial rotation. In addition, these types of contact lenses are exceptionally breathable and, therefore, safe for extended usage.

When it comes to making sure you choose the right contact lenses for you, trust your friends at Carson Optical. Family-owned and -operated since 1972, we make it our mission to build strong, personal relationships with each of our valued customers.

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