Contact lenses are a great way for vision-impaired people to correct their vision without altering their look or lifestyle. There are many styles of contact lenses and finding the right one for your needs can be confusing. Through your own research and consulting with your opticians, you can determine which lens will work best for your vision needs.
Disposable Soft Contact Lenses
Disposable soft contact lenses are the most common type used today. Soft contacts are made of thin, flexible materials and have a high water content. You can wear soft contacts daily for up to a month, but they require cleaning and disinfecting each day after use.
Daily Use Contacts
You can wear these soft contacts for an entire day of comfort, but you must discard them after one use. Some daily contacts can be worn multiple times, but cleaning and disinfecting will be required.
If you have an astigmatism, toric contacts are best for you. These lenses rotate to fit your eye best, orienting themselves by gravity and lid interaction. They are not shaped like normal contacts, so they are able to wrap around your eye.
Rigid gas permeable lenses have a rigid structure but their silicon material allows oxygen to pass through them. This can lead to more comfort and better adaptability on your eye. They are also more durable, meaning they can last longer than soft contact lenses—sometimes up to a year!
Much like bifocal or multifocal glasses, these contacts are intended for people with presbyopia, or the loss of elasticity of the eye lens. Multifocal contact lenses are perfect for people whose eyes require multiple vision corrections.
For more help choosing the best contact lenses for you, schedule an appointment with Vision Without Limits in Canton, Michigan. Our optometrist will advise you from a medical perspective and help you find the right brand as well.