Here's a brief summary of some of the kinds of contact lenses that are available.
It can be overwhelming.
But our Opticians will help you make the choice that is best for your eyes and lifestyle.
- Daily Wear Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses
are made from slightly flexible plastics that let oxygen pass through them.
They usually provide sharper vision than soft lenses and can be used to correct most vision problems.
They’re also more durable and easier to care for, but take longer to get use to.
- Daily Wear Soft Lenses
are made of soft, pliable plastics that let oxygen reach the eye itself.
They’re easy to get used to and comfortable to wear.
Because they’re more difficult to dislodge, they’re often worn by athletes.
However, they are not appropriate for all vision problems and may not provide sharp enough vision for some people.
They also require daily removal and cleaning.
- Disposable Soft Lenses
are normally worn for up to two weeks and then thrown out.
They also require daily cleaning, but less so than daily wear soft lenses.
- Daily Wear Disposables
are worn for a single day and then thrown out.
The major advantage is that no lens care is needed.
- Continuous Wear Lenses
are newer soft or RGP lenses that can be worn for up to 30 days without being removed.
- Bifocal Contact Lenses
work like bifocal eyeglasses, providing sharp vision both up close and at a distance.
- Spherical Contact Lenses
contact lenses are soft or hard contact lenses that contain a single prescription power.
Aspheric contacts are worn by people with only slight astigmatism;
- Toric Contact Lenses
are soft or hard lenses that combine a spherical and cylindrical component to correct astigmatism.
They're often thicker in one area than another so that they stay in the correct position on the eye.
- Monovision Contact Lenses
include a near-vision lens for reading fitted to one eye and a distance-vision lens in the other.
Although this works well for some people, it takes getting used to and can affect depth perception.
- Orthokeratology Lenses
(also called reverse geometry lenses) and are a non-surgical way to temporarily adjust the eye.
Worn overnight, they progressively change the cornea’s shape, addressing the vision defect. [The effect lasts about 12 hours.]
We make it easy for you to wear contacts.
- We provide professional lens fitting and personalized instruction.
- We supply solutions at lab cost.
- Home or office delivery can be arranged for lens orders.
- Our unique day trial program offers beginners and previous contact lens wearers the opportunity to try new contact lens designs and materials.
To learn more about contact lenses, click here or contact our office.