Contact Lenses Specialist
Classic Vision Care
OPTOMETRY LOCATED IN KENNESAW, GA
& MARIETTA, GA
Contact Lenses Q & A
What kinds of eye problems can contact lenses correct?
Contact lenses are an effective vision correction tool for all of the following refractive errors:
- Myopia, also known as nearsightedness
- Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness
- Astigmatism, elongated corneal shape
- Presbyopia, near vision focus problems that start around age 40
Specialty contact lenses can even help with certain eye diseases, such as keratoconus, in which your cornea forms a cone shape.
Are soft or hard contact lenses better?
It depends on your particular vision issues and needs. Each has advantages and potential drawbacks.
Soft contact lenses
Soft lenses are the most popular option because some patients find them easier to get used to than hard lenses. Soft contact lenses are typically made of soft, pliable plastics known as hydrogels.
Soft contact lenses absorb water, which means that your natural film from your tears keeps the lenses moisturized. There are also hydrogel-silicone blend soft contact lenses that allow extra oxygen to move through the lens.
Soft contact lenses are available in disposables that you throw away after each use, daily wear lenses that you wear daily for up to a month, or extended wear lenses that you can wear continuously for as much as a month.
Hard contact lenses
Hard contact lenses, also called rigid gas permeable lenses, are hard plastic. Because hard contact lenses offer the most precise vision correction possible, they’re often a good choice for astigmatism.
Although it might take some time to get used to hard lenses, they’re quite comfortable once you adapt to them.
Your Classic Vision Care optometrist performs a comprehensive contact lens exam and recommends the type of contacts ideal for your needs.
How do I keep my contact lenses clean?
Your Classic Vision Care optometrist gives you specific instructions based on the type of lenses you use. With daily wear lenses, extended wear lenses, and hard contact lenses, you need a special cleaning solution and a storage solution or a combo solution that does both.
Whenever you handle your contact lenses, wash your hands to avoid transferring bacteria into your eyes. If your lenses shrink, develop tears, or grow discolored, don’t continue wearing them.
Never wear your contact lenses longer than recommended, as this could lead to serious problems like eye infections. Make an appointment at Classic Vision Care as soon as possible to get new lenses when you need them.
Contact lenses are easy, comfortable, and give you excellent vision. Get contact lenses from expert area optometrists by calling Classic Vision Care or booking online today.
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