Contact Lenses You Can Feel Comfortable In
Contact lenses are small, clear plastic disks inserted directly into the eye and worn to correct vision. They are designed to sit on top of the tear film that keeps the eyes lubricated.
Contact lenses are an alternative to eyeglasses that can provide added functionality to a person with refractive errors. Contact lenses can help to improve vision for people with myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.
There are many different types of contact lenses, including specialty lenses, for the treatment of certain conditions. The most commonly worn contact lenses are soft contact lenses and rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses.
Soft lenses are the most commonly worn lenses. They are generally very comfortable because of their soft and flexible design. Choose between daily wear and extended wear lenses:
- Daily wear: these lenses are worn during the day and removed before you go to bed. They are disposable, meaning that you replace them with a new pair every day, every week, or every month – depending on your preferences.
- Extended wear: you can wear these lenses while you sleep.
Rigid gas-permeable lenses can be helpful for people with astigmatism and corneal irregularities such as keratoconus.