Contact lenses have come a long way over the last decade in regard to vision correction and
comfort. Have you always wanted to wear contacts? Are you not seeing out of your current
contacts lenses? Then now is the best time to try something new!
There are several types of contacts that can be used to improve vision and reduce your dependency on glasses for your best vision, here are some of your options:
- Single vision contact lenses– are traditionally used to improve distance vision. An added benefit allows patients to use non-prescription sunglasses to improve vision on bright, sunny days, as well as protect your eyes from UV radiation.
- Monovision contact lenses– are used to improve your near vision while maintaining your
distance vision, without having to slip on reading glasses to see up close. This is done by
correcting one eye for distance and the other eye is corrected for up close.
- Multifocal or Presbyopic contact lenses– used to correct your vision for both distance and near, in both eyes. You will be better equipped to see clearly at a distance, for improved vision when working on your computer or seeing your dashboard, as well as seeing up close.
- Toric contact lenses – are used to correct astigmatism, which is a refractive error that involves how your eye focuses, often due to the curvature of your cornea. Astigmatism can also be corrected with the many of the contacts mentioned above.
There are parameters for every contact lens that will allow you to see your very best. Come in to see one of our knowledgeable optometrists, they will be happy to help you determine what contact lenses are the best match for you!