Interested in getting contact lenses? There are several different types to choose from depending on the type of prescription your eye doctor gives you, your lifestyle and your preferences. Read on to learn more.
Monthly Contact Lenses
Monthly contact lenses can be reworn over the period of a month. They are thicker and more durable than daily disposable contact lenses. When you’re not wearing them, they should be stored in their container with contact solution. You’ll need to clean your monthly contact lenses regularly to avoid infection. While there are several contact solutions available to clean monthly lenses, you should only use products recommended by your eye doctor. Otherwise you risk damaging your contact lenses.
Daily Disposable Contact Lenses
These contact lenses are designed to be worn a single time and then thrown away. Your optometrist may recommend daily contact lenses depending on your eye condition. Since these are only worn a single time, you don’t need to worry about cleaning them or proper storage. They’re generally very thin and have a high water content. If you remove these contacts during the day for any reason, you’ll need to replace them with a fresh new pair.
The Right Contacts for Your Eyes
Ultimately, you and your eye doctor will need to consider several factors when determining which type of contact lenses are appropriate for you. These include your prescription, your eye health, your lifestyle and your preferences.
If you’re planning to have an eye exam or looking into other types of contact lenses, make your appointment with Nova Vision Center. If you’re in Alexandria, Arlington or the surrounding VA areas, call us today at (703) 578-3600 or fill out our convenient online form!