Interested in contact lenses? Most people who require vision correction can wear contact lenses in place of or together with eyeglasses. Contact lenses are useful and beneficial to those who find that glasses give them headaches or to others who may be unable to wear glasses for their job. Still, others find that contact lenses offer a better aesthetic look.
Types of Contact Lenses
If you’re interested in wearing contacts, you’ll need to choose the right lens type for your eyes and vision. This starts by booking an eye appointment with Dr. Rebecca McPherson. Dr. McPherson will be able to examine your eyes and make a recommendation on the best type of contact lenses for you.
The following is a list of the most common types of contact lenses available:
Soft lenses are made of flexible materials and have high water content. This is the most common type of contact lens worn today. Soft lenses are comfortable and hard to dislodge. They may be “dailies” (disposed of after one day of wear) or disposable (worn for a set period of days or weeks before being disposed of).
GP (Gas-Permeable) Lenses
Gas-permeable or GP lenses are somewhat flexible, but at first, they may be uncomfortable for users. These lenses require a more extended “adaptation period” before wear becomes comfortable. The good news is they offer sharp vision correction and are somewhat easier to handle and care for over soft lenses.
Silicone Hydrogel Lenses
Silicone hydrogel lenses are a lot like gas-permeable lenses, but they are actually soft lenses. This type of contact has a high oxygen permeability.
Patients who require two or more vision corrections in their eyes will need multifocal lenses.
Color Contact Lenses
Lastly, color contact lenses will help improve your vision while also changing the color of your eyes. Go from blue-eyed to brown-eyed or vice versa in a snap. Other colors like violet, green, hazel, and more, are also available.
Contact lenses are a great vision option for many glasses-wearers. Call or text today to book your contact lens examination with Dr. McPherson!