All About Eyes Of Sayville
Optometrists located in Sayville, NY
If you want to correct your vision but don’t want to deal with glasses every day, then contact lenses could be a convenient solution. At All About Eyes of Sayville, in Sayville, New York, you can find the right contact lenses for your eyes with the help of the friendly staff. For more information about contacts or getting an eye exam, call the office or set an appointment online today.
Contact Lenses Q & A
Why would I need contact lenses?
Contact lenses can be worn to correct blurry vision, near- or farsightedness, or help you recover from surgical procedures like cataract removal. Essentially, contact lenses are an option for most of the same issues that could cause you to need glasses. Several kinds of contacts are available, so it’s important to know the differences between them before you look for your new lenses.
What kinds of contact lenses are available?
Depending on the specifics of your vision and your personal preferences, your doctor can recommend one of several kinds of contact lenses:
Soft contact lens
Soft contact lenses are the most common type of lens in use today. Soft lens can be used to treat most main causes of vision loss. Usually, you remove these contacts every night to wash and disinfect them, but some soft lenses can be worn for up to a week between washing.
Disposable soft contact lenses are also available, which are replaced anywhere from every day to every month. Since you don’t have to worry about replacing lost contacts or frequent cleaning, these are the most convenient lenses for some people but are also the most expensive option. If you only wear contacts sometimes, this can be a good option.
Rigid or hard contact lens
Hard contact lenses are just what they sound like: lenses that are more rigid than typical lenses. These offer especially crisp vision, and typically are more breathable than soft lenses to better prevent infections. The sensation of a hard lens can be more difficult to adjust to, but for many people, they are the best combination of improved vision and eye health.
Some other lenses are more precisely suited to individual needs, including:
- Hybrid contact lens: A hard lens surrounded by a soft lens
- Bifocal contact lens: To correct near or far-sightedness, especially when reading
- Tinted or colored contact lens: To correct color blindness by enhancing color perception or to protect the eyes from certain kinds of light
Your doctor can help you decide which type of contact lens is the right one for you, so schedule an eye exam as soon as possible if you are worried about your vision. Call the office or set up an appointment below.