Contact lenses have revolutionized the way we correct vision. These tiny, clear disks offer a freedom that glasses often can’t – they don’t fog up, slip off, or hinder your peripheral vision. Yet, they also require special care and consideration. In this blog post, we’ll delve into what you need to know about contact lenses, from the different types available to the importance of proper care.
What Are Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are thin, curved lenses that sit on the surface of your eye to correct vision problems. They come in a variety of types to suit different needs and lifestyles. Soft lenses, the most common type, are flexible and conform to the shape of your eye, offering comfort and versatility. Rigid gas permeable lenses, though less popular, provide sharper vision and can be beneficial for certain conditions like astigmatism or keratoconus.
Aside from correcting vision, some contact lenses are designed for specific purposes. Extended-wear lenses are designed for overnight use, while disposable lenses can be thrown away after a single use. There are also colored lenses that can change the hue of your eyes, offering a blend of vision correction and aesthetic appeal. You can learn more about the benefits of different contact lenses here.
How To Handle Contact Lenses
Contact lenses can offer a sense of freedom, but they also require responsible handling and care. Proper hygiene is crucial to prevent eye infections. This means washing and drying your hands before handling lenses, cleaning and storing them properly, and replacing them as recommended by your eye care professional. Never sleep in your lenses unless they are prescribed for overnight wear, and always have a pair of glasses on hand as a backup.
At Plazavision Optometry, we understand that contact lenses are more than just vision correctors; they’re gateways to clarity and convenience. We’re dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of contact lens services to ensure that your vision needs are met comfortably and effectively.
Our team of experienced optometrists conducts thorough examinations to determine the best type of lenses for your unique eyes. We take into account your lifestyle, comfort, and vision correction needs when prescribing lenses, and we offer a wide range of high-quality contact lens brands to choose from.
At Plazavision Optometry, we also provide education on proper lens care and handling. We believe that informed patients make the best decisions about their eye health, and we’re committed to guiding you every step of the way.
So, whether you’re a seasoned contact lens wearer or contemplating making the switch, trust Plazavision Optometry for all your contact lens needs. We’re here to help you see clearly, comfortably, and conveniently. Because at Plazavision Optometry, your vision is our priority.