If you have decided to try contacts, the experience can feel like a whole new world. There are so many types of contacts that the decision can be quite confusing, though your ophthalmologist will help you decide which types of contacts would be best for you. It never hurts to be informed, so here are some of the most popular types of contact lenses available.
Disposable-wear lenses are made to be thrown away after you wear them for a certain time. There are some made to be replaced daily, while others are made to last up to two weeks, if not longer.
Wearing disposable lenses is better for the health and comfort for your eyes. There are substances in your tears (like protein, calcium, and more) that build up on your lenses, which can get quite uncomfortable. Also, the longer you wear a pair of contacts, the more likely your eyes are to get infected.
Extended-wear lenses are disposable lenses that can be worn for a longer period of time. You can even wear them when you sleep. They can last up to two weeks or even longer depending how often you wear them.
Daily-wear lenses are disposable lenses, and it is recommended that you change them daily. They can be quite convenient since you won’t have to worry about cleaning them. They are good to wear when you play sports since they are affordable enough to throw away after a game.
Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses are popular with people who wear bifocal or multifocal glasses but are ready to try contacts! Both of your prescriptions are combined in contact lenses so you won’t have to carry two pairs of glasses around or change your contacts every time you decide to switch activities.
Colored contact lenses are very popular. They are used when people want to change or enhance their natural eye color. They are also popular around Halloween and other special occasions. They come in both prescription and non-prescription lenses.
To make colored contacts look natural, they are filled with multiple dots of color just like your normal iris. They also come in many colors, including hazel, brown, gray, violet, and more!
There are so many options when it comes to contacts, so you should have no problem finding the perfect one for you! Together, we can find the right set for you so your eyes can stay healthy while also giving you the vision you deserve.