Get Contact Lenses
If you need vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, contact lenses are a popular and effective option. In the United States, approximately 20% of the population who requires vision correction wears contact lenses. Currently dating back more than 125 years, contacts are presently available in a wide variety of materials and types. As opposed to the situation years ago, nowadays almost everyone can wear contact lenses. Eyeglasses may be an attractive way to accessorize your outfit and make a fashion statement, yet you may sometimes prefer your appearance without glasses. Contact lenses allow you to have sharp vision without eyeglasses or costly vision surgery. Another benefit of contacts is that they grant a wider field of vision than glasses. This is a major advantage when it comes to playing sports or engaging in hobbies and professions such as photography. If you are considering wearing contact lenses, you’ll need to schedule an initial eye exam and contact lens evaluation with your eye doctor. In the United States, contacts are regarded as medical devices that require a prescription by an eye care professional (ECP). In order to determine the best lenses for you, your ECP will assess your visual condition, structure of your eye and natural tear production. Contact lenses are categorized depending upon the following factors:
- Material composition
- How long they can be worn before you have to take them out
- Life span- how long they can be used before you have to toss them and grab a new pair
- Design of the lenses
- Daily disposable lenses: the most convenient and healthiest option, these lenses are replaced after one day of wear
- Overnight disposable lenses (kept in your eyes overnight): must be replaced after one week
- Monthly wear lenses: these are discarded after wearing for 30 days.
- Gas permeable contact lenses: these are more resistant to lens deposits and can last up to a year or in many cases even longer with excellent care.