Contact Lenses: What Are The Differences?

Contact Lenses have certainly come a long way

From their simple and inexpensive beginnings. Suddenly you can toss a beautiful pair of baby blues in the bin the next day and then flash deep golden yellow eyes the very next morning. Dazzle the world around you with your sparkling vision with a beautiful pair of contact lenses that really make a statement. However, with so many different styles, makes, and prices of contact lenses it can be difficult to find the right pair for you. To help you choose which pair is right for you and your budget consider the following tips:

The most common and effective form of improving your eyesight, soft contact lenses are the safest, most comfortable option for improving vision. Soft contact lenses are designed to reduce glare and are available in a variety of styles to fit every eye color and lifestyle. Contact lens technology has come a long way in recent years and now offers some amazing options when it comes to improving your vision. From reduced glare to improved astigmatism, soft contact lenses have it all. Whether you’re working on correcting your astigmatism or simply replacing worn out soft contact lenses, there is an option for you.

 rigid gas-permeable lenses are not appropriate for everyone

If you have a problem with dry eyes then rigid gas-permeable lenses may be right for you. Rigid gas-permeable lenses use oxygen to provide a barrier between the cornea and the pupil, resulting in less moisture it makes eye more watery. This allows you to experience less dryness and irritation eyelids while preserving the natural moisture of your cornea. In addition, these rigid gas-permeable contacts are also much easier to remove making them more convenient and less messy for those that do not wear contact lenses on a daily basis. Overall, this type of lens is less expensive, however rigid gas-permeable lenses are not appropriate for everyone.

If your eye care professional feels that soft contact lenses are appropriate for you then you will be given a choice of either rigid gas-permeable lenses or extended wear contacts. Extended wear contacts can stay in your eye overnight or for the length of your appointment depending on the eye care professional. They also offer a greater degree of comfort over the long haul as they don’t sag and wash away in the water like some rigid gas-permeable lenses can.

contact lenses maintain their shape and smooth functionality for as long as possible

If your eye care professional feels that you should use soft contacts rather than rigid gas-permeable, you’ll be given the choice of extended wear lenses or contact lenses that can be removed and replaced with a new pair at anytime throughout the day. Typically the doctor will suggest that you start using soft contacts right after your last eye surgery and you’ll be able to go back to your eye doctor after your contacts have graduated and your vision has stabilized. This helps to keep your eyes healthy and the contact lenses maintain their shape and smooth functionality for as long as possible.

With soft contacts you’re also less likely to have irritation of the eye. They’re designed to retain their shape and form so as much of the moisture within the eye is retained. Because of this, there is a reduced risk of dryness and flaking. The dryness and flaking can lead to irritation, which increases the need for re-ordering your contacts and increases your costs. But if you keep your contacts clean and dry, you will be far more likely to experience irritation, which will make it more difficult to use your bifocal contacts.

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