Contact lenses are one of the safest and most effective vision correction methods. If you’re debating whether contact lenses are right for you, read this post for a primer on the different types of contacts and the benefits they offer.
Soft Contact Lenses
This is the most popular type of contact lenses. Soft contacts are used to correct various vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and other vision problems. There are three types of soft lenses: daily, extended wear and disposable. To minimize the risk of infection, handle your contacts with care and be sure to replace them as often as instructed.
Hard Contact Lenses
People with dry eyes may find soft contact lenses uncomfortable, making hard or gas-permeable lenses a better option. There’s also a reduced risk of eye infections since hard contact lenses are more breathable than soft lenses. Most hard contact lenses must be cleaned and disinfected when you remove them each night. Note that it may take a bit of time for your eyes to adjust to hard contact lenses, but if you follow the instructions of your optometrist, you can use the same pair of lenses for two to three years.
Specialized Contact Lenses
You can customize your contact lenses based on your vision needs. For instance, tinted contact lenses can be used for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes. They can also improve color contrast and perception to compensate for color blindness. Apart from tinted lenses, you can also opt for bifocal or hybrid contact lenses.
Count on NOVA Vision Center’s eye doctor to help you choose the right contact lenses that suit your needs. Call us today at (703) 291-0080 to learn more about our eye health services. We serve residents of Alexandria and Arlington, VA.