What are the benefits of contact lenses?
There are several reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear:
- Glasses-free look
- Hassle-free vision correction
- Ability to wear nonprescription sunglasses and goggles
- Convenience of not worrying about misplacing eyeglasses
If you have a high prescription for eyeglasses or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
Since most people can wear more than one type of contact lens, it’s important to know your choices and the advantages and disadvantages of each one. Dr, Lovero can guide your decision and recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs at work and play.
What are soft contact lenses?
Soft lenses are comfortable to wear and can be replaced monthly, weekly, or daily, depending on the type you choose. They’re often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge.
You can choose soft contact lenses to correct the same vision problems as eyeglasses, including astigmatism. With the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to reach your eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.
What are the benefits of gas-permeable contact lenses?
Gas-permeable (GP) lenses are made of moderately flexible plastics and provide sharp vision and can be used to correct most vision problems. They’re more durable than soft contact lenses and easier to care for and handle. However, they require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.
Can you get multifocal contact lenses?
You can choose multifocal contact lenses in both soft and GP designs. Multifocal lenses correct both distance and near vision just like a pair of bifocal glasses.
What are colored contact lenses?
Colored contact lenses can enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored lenses are fun, and they come in a variety of colors suitable for light and dark eyes.
What are silicone hydrogels?
Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability, which helps maintain eye health by letting your eyes breathe. They’re comparable to GP lenses.
Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, Dr. Lovero recommends an annual eye exam to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Schedule an appointment online for an assessment and contact lens advice, and a member of the Montrose Eye Care team will be in touch with you shortly.