Do you know what types of contact lenses are available today? Sohi Eye Care, an optometrist in North Raleigh and North Hills, can help you sort through the options and find the lenses that are best for you and your eyes.
Advantages of Contact Lenses
If your vision needs to be corrected and you don’t want to wear glasses, contact lenses may be for you. They offer several advantages over traditional glasses. Contacts do not hinder your central or peripheral vision, and they limit distortion and glare. They also stay in place and are better for sports and vigorous activities. Contact lenses are not just for simple nearsightedness or farsightedness. There’s a variety of lens types available today, and they’re designed to meet the needs of many individuals.
Types of Contact Lenses
At Sohi Eye Care, we offer the following contact lens options:
- Soft Contact Lenses: These contacts are flexible, soft lenses that enable the cornea to receive oxygen. They’re easy to adjust to and are more comfortable than other types of contacts.
- Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses (RGP): RGP lenses are stiffer but more durable than soft contacts. They provide sharper vision, are less expensive, last longer, and resistant buildup of deposit.
- Toric lenses. These contacts correct astigmatism, and you can get them with breathable silicone hydrogel material or traditional hydrogel material.
- Scleral Contacts: Scleral contact lenses are unique because they cover the entire corneal surface. These lenses are perfect for people who have cornea irregularities like keratoconus.
- Bifocal Contact Lenses: As we get older, our eyes lose the ability to focus on objects that are close to us. Bifocal contact lenses can correct this issue. They come in both soft and hard materials and are designed to help see closeup and distance objects.
Contact lenses have different wearing schedules. Some are discarded every day, some are worn overnight, and some are disinfected each night in preparation for the next day. They can be replaced twice a month, once a month, or every six months. The correct choice for your needs depends on the health of your eyes, the doctor’s recommendation, and your ability to maintain the cleaning schedule.
Which Contacts Are Right for You?
If you’re ready to take a fresh look at contact lenses, make an appointment with Sohi Eye Care for a contact lens exam. Our optometrists in North Raleigh or North Hills will discuss all of your options and make recommendations to improve your vision. Give us a call today at (919) 872-1648.