If you’re thinking about getting contacts, it’s important to understand your options and what particular kind of contacts are right for you. Contact lenses have come a long way in recent years, and there are contacts for just about everybody.

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Whether you have astigmatism, you’re nearsighted, or farsighted, there are contacts available for you.

Soft Contacts-

Soft contacts are a preferred option for many people because of their convenience. You can wear them for a short period of time, then simply throw them away.

There are daily disposable contacts that you wear once, then throw away. There are also extended wear options which you can leave in for thirty days, and you can leave them in your eyes while you sleep.

Your eyes get less oxygen when you sleep in contacts, so there is always some risk involved.

Hard Contact Lenses-

Hard contacts (rigid gas-permeable lenses), are not as comfortable, but offer the maximum vision correction. Most people opt for softer contacts even though they don’t offer the same level of correction as hard contacts because they are so much more comfortable.

Hard contacts do have a couple advantages over their soft counterparts in that they are much tougher (less likely to tear), and are very easy to clean.

Bifocal Lenses-

Eventually, all our eyes feel the effects of age. Presbyopia hits like clockwork around forty and we start having trouble with up close focusing. Today you can get bifocal contact lenses, which simply means contacts with two prescriptions in the same lens.

It may sound strange and it may take a little getting used to, but bifocal contacts come in both soft and hard lenses and are tried and true. If you’re having trouble seeing near and far, bifocal contacts may be the solution for you.

Get A Comprehensive Eye Exam To Find Out What Contacts Are Right For You-

The only way to really be sure what kind of lenses are the right fit for your eyes is to get a full eye exam from your eye doctor.

If you would like to find out more about contact lenses, set up an appointment with the Spektacles team today.

Contact us at 760-452-2895.