Lake Oconee Eye Care in Greensboro offers many options for contact lenses.
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
Your eye care provider can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.
These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.
Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses
Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.
Although there are some limitations, in most cases, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses.
Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are comparable to GP lenses.
Daily Wear Soft Contacts
Daily wear soft lenses (dailies) are the newest compliment to the contact lens family. Whether silicone hydrogel or water-based, these lenses offer you a set of “fresh eyes” every day. The lenses are individually packaged to open each morning and dispose of at the end of each day. There no is cleaning and storage hassle, and for contact lens wearers with chronic allergies, infections, dry eye and a tendency to over-wear their contacts, these are the lenses for you!
Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Schedule an appointment for an assessment and advice at Lake Oconee Eye Care in Greensboro, and we will be in touch with you shortly.