Complete Family Eye Care Provides Many Options for Corpus Christi’s Contact Lens Wearers
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
Your eye care provider can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.
These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.
Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses
Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.
Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability. These lenses, which allow for longer and more comfortable wear, are comparable to GP lenses.
In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients distance, intermediate, and near vision correction, just like a pair of no-line bifocal glasses.
Color Contact Lenses
Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes.
Mini-Scleral and Post Graft Lenses
Complete Family Eye Care routinely fits mini-scleral lenses, such as the Jupiter lens, and post graft lenses. These specialty lenses refract an irregularly shaped cornea, creating clearer images and allowing patients to see better. Typical candidates include those who have had corneal surgery or individuals with keratakonus. Patients with eye injuries or severe dry eyes may also be good candidates for these medically necessary contact lenses.
Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Keep your eye health in check. Schedule an appointment with a Corpus Christi Optometrist at Complete Family Eye Care.