There are many benefits to contact lenses; hassle-free vision, a glasses free look, non-prescription sun-wear and goggles, or the simple convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses.
If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide enhanced vision correction. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
A complete eye examination and review of your needs will help your eye care provider recommend the best contact lenses for you. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know the advantages and disadvantages to each.
(GPs) offer sharp vision, and correct most vision problems. They are resistant to deposit buildup and more durable than soft lenses which reduces cost over the life of the contact lens. Their durability makes them are easier to handle and less likely to tear. The wearer will require a few weeks to adjust to the new lenses and should maintain consistent wear to maintain comfort. Multifocal Gas Permeable Lenses enable presbyopia patients to enjoy both distance and near vision.
Made of soft flexible plastic, these lenses allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea. They are comfortable to wear with a short adjustment period and are replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type. Soft lenses may be recommended for sports as they fit close to the eye and are less likely to dislodge. Soft lenses can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism and new lens materials such as silicone-hydrogels provide more oxygen to the eye making soft contacts more comfortable than ever. A replacement schedule will be prescribed by the Doctor as well as proper cleaning and disinfecting instructions.
Difficult to fit contact lenses for high astigmatism or complex eye conditions are available and may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses alone. Today, you will even find options for bifocal lenses!
Whether you wear contact lenses or eye glasses, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Call us and schedule your comprehensive eye exam at Linton Opticians in Evanston IL today. We are here for you.