Different Types Of Contact Lenses
posted: Jan. 26, 2023.
There are many different types of contact lenses that patients may wear. Many people need to wear specialty contacts or custom contacts to see more clearly. If you need a new prescription and contact lenses, call Eye and Vision Care in Brigham City, UT, office to schedule a time with the optometrist. It's important to get a new prescription for your contacts every year.
Soft Contact Lenses
These are the type that most people who wear contacts wear. These are soft and malleable and are made for people with eyeballs that are close to being round. If the eyeballs aren't round, they need a different type to correct their vision.
Rigid Gas-Permeable Contacts
These contacts are rigid on the eye. They are made for people with astigmatism. Astigmatism happens when the shape of the eyeball is much like a football. The rigidity can help those with this vision condition to see more clearly.
Disposable Contact Lenses
These contacts are made to wear for a specific amount of time and then be thrown away. These may be dailies that are worn for only one day, or they may be worn for two weeks, a month, etc. These contacts are often considered safer because they don't last long enough to have a lot of germs built up on them.
These are contacts that are only worn overnight. They subtly change the shape of the eyeballs so that vision is corrected the next day. Patients can generally go all day without glasses or contacts when they wear these at night.
These are made to change the look of the eye. They may give you a different eye color or even a pattern on the eyes. It's essential to buy these from the optometrist rather than getting illegal ones that are not FDA-cleared.
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