Contact lenses allow a natural line of vision without eyeglass frames in the way. They’re also preferred by many patients who prefer another option besides glasses. Dr. Wilson offers many types of contact lenses designed to correct all the same vision problems as eyeglasses (see more below.) To find out which contact lens is best for your eyes, call the office in Remus, Michigan or book an appointment online.
Contact lenses correct the same vision problems as eyeglasses:
Yes, specialized toric contact lenses are made with different powers in various parts of the lens. As a result, they can correct for astigmatism, which causes nearsightedness and farsightedness in different areas of your vision.
After examining your eyes, Dr. Wilson talks with you about the types of contact lenses and which one is best for your eyes. Lenses are made from different materials that allow varying amounts of oxygen to reach your eye. Oxygen is needed to maintain a healthy cornea.
Soft contact lenses are the most popular type because they’re made from silicone hydrogel, which is comfortable and lets plenty of oxygen pass through the lens.
These lenses are rigid like traditional hard contacts, but they allow sufficient oxygen flow to keep your eyes healthy.
Hybrid lenses have a gas-permeable material in the center that’s surrounded by a soft material.
Besides choosing a basic lens material, other options let you customize your contact lenses. These are just a few examples:
Wearing contact lenses increases your risk of developing an eye infection. Your contact lenses must either be cleaned routinely or replaced with fresh lenses to prevent that problem.
You can discard or replace disposable lenses every day, every two weeks, or monthly, depending on the type. By comparison, you need to replace traditional reusable lenses that require cleaning about every six months.
Just like bifocal eyeglasses, you can get contact lenses that provide clear vision at all distances.
Several brands of contact lenses are approved for extended wear, which means you can wear them continuously, even while you sleep. Your lenses may be approved for 7-30 days of continuous wear, depending on the brand.
When you need vision correction but don’t want eyeglasses, Dr. Wilson offers many types of contact lenses. Call the office or use online booking to schedule an eye exam and consultation.