Many prefer using contact lenses to help them see clearly. Not only do contact lenses provide you with better vision, but they are also convenient and easy to use. They are also a good option if you want to highlight your eyes.
There are various types of contact lenses, with each one engineered for a specific purpose. Here are five of the most common ones:
1. Daily Disposables
As its name suggests, daily disposable contact lenses are a single-use kind of contact lenses. You must remove and throw them out at the end of each day, and open a fresh pair the next day. They reduce the need of cleaning and maintaining your contact lenses. They also lower your risk of having contact lens-related infections.
2. Daily Wear
Another type is daily wear contact lenses. You might ask how they are different from the daily disposables. Well, while both of them must be removed every night, your eye care center explains that daily wear lenses, unlike daily disposables, need not be discarded. They are usually replaced weekly, monthly or even quarterly.
3. Rigid Gas-Permeable (RGP) Lenses
RGPs are contact lenses made of durable silicone plastic. This material is permeable to oxygen, which means your cornea can “breathe” even when you have your contact lenses on. RGPs are known to provide sharp vision and resist deposits, making them a popular option among contact lens wearers.
4. Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contact lenses are also referred to as specialty contact lenses. Their diameters are bigger than regular contact lenses, making them ideal when you have an irregularly shaped cornea.
5. Multifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal contact lenses are called as such because they contain several prescriptions all in a single lens. These usually include a lens power for looking at very near objects, those at least an arm’s length away, and things from afar.
To learn more about contact lenses or other eye care services, call us at (336) 387-6777, or complete our form. We serve High Point and the surrounding North Carolina communities.