The Different Types of Contact Lenses
There are several types of contact lenses to choose from. The right contact lenses for you will depend on your vision and lifestyle needs. It’s important to learn and understand the different options available, so you can choose the right kind, with the help of your optometrist.
Soft Disposable Lenses
Disposable lenses are typically more expensive than other contact lenses, but they require minimal cleaning and disinfecting. These lenses are available as daily, weekly and monthly disposables and are great for individuals who occasionally wear contacts or don’t have the time to clean them every day.
Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses
Rigid gas-permeable lenses are one of the most popular types of contact lenses. They allow more oxygen to reach the cornea, so you will be less likely to have dry eyes. Rigid gas-permeable lenses are also very durable and give you better vision than soft lenses. However, these lenses might not feel very comfortable at first. You must wear them regularly to achieve the comfort you desire.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
If you want the clear vision that rigid gas-permeable lenses provide but don’t want to deal with any related discomfort, opt for hybrid contact lenses. There is a hard, gas-permeable material in the center of these lenses, but they are still surrounded by a soft outer ring. Hybrid contact lenses can help correct several types of vision problems, like keratoconus, nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Tinted Contact Lenses
Tinted contacts are special types of contact lenses that can change the color of your eyes. These contacts can also help with color blindness because they enhance your color perception.
With so many different types of contact lenses out there, it can be difficult to choose the right ones. Your eye doctor can evaluate your vision needs and help you choose the best option. No matter what contact lenses you choose, make sure to clean them properly and take them out before you go to bed to prevent infections.
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