Our staff of experienced opticians at Eye to Eye take the time to discuss how different contact selections can impact your vision, answer any questions you might have, and supply you with the most up-to-date information in order to keep your eyes healthy. So if you know you need Owings Mills contact lenses, but are unsure exactly what style or brand, we would be happy to educate you in the different types of contact lenses and what they do.
Firstly, choosing the right Owings Mills contact lenses that are right for you depends on your vision and comfort. Luckily, there are many different types of contacts to suit almost anyone. The most frequently prescribed style is the soft contact lens, as it provides tremendous comfort. But there are many different options to choose from. There are daily wear lenses, which can be worn up to 18 hours but must be removed at night. Conversely, there are extended wear lenses which can be worn overnight. Unlike either of these two types, however, are disposable lenses which are worn for only one day at a time and are then discarded. Color-changing lens which, as the name suggests, change the color of your iris, are also an option, even if vision correction is not required. Soft lenses are also now available for patients with astigmatism and for patients who require multifocal lenses, which used to only be offered in hard contact lenses. However, hard lenses, also referred to as rigid or gas-permeable lenses, are still offered. Although these are less comfortable at first, they offer sharper vision and better correct severe nearsightedness or astigmatism than soft lenses. It should go without saying that if you are sticking something on your eyeball nearly every day that you should probably be taking good care of that certain thing. For many of us, that thing is our contact lenses. We know the importance of proper contact lens care—and that’s not just because dirty lenses aren’t as effective, but especially because dirty lenses can cause several different types of eye infections and diseases. But caring for your contact lenses and subsequently your eyes, although more involved than the care of traditional prescription frames, is as easy as it is necessary.
It is very important that your lenses are fitted correctly based on your prescription, eye shape, and specific needs. At Eye to Eye, our greatest satisfaction comes from improving vision and enhancing the quality of life for your whole family-- and we believe the best place to start is by educating and informing our patients about Owings Mills contact lenses. Caring for your contact lenses is synonymous with caring for your eyes. If you’d like to further discuss proper contact lens care and maintenance, are interested in learning if contact lenses are right for you, or would like to further your optical health by scheduling a routine eye examination, then call Eye to Eye today and we’ll be happy to assist you in all your eye-care needs.
By Eye to Eye
October 27, 2015