Fitting and Assessment for Contact Lens
Contact lenses are medical devices that correct refractive errors to improve vision for the wearer. Thus, opting for contact lenses may be ideal if you don’t want to wear eyeglasses or undergo LASIK surgery.
If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may also provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses!
As a new contact lens wearer, it is crucial to undergo a detailed refraction test and examination of your eye health by an eye doctor. They will be able to provide professional advice, allowing you to enjoy the most suitable contact lenses with maximum comfort and visual acuity.
A first-time wearer of contact lenses? Let our optometrists at Eye Braces Clinic help you find the right fit.
TYPES OF CONTACT LENSES
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses can provide correction for most prescriptions, including astigmatism.
Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to reach the eye, patients find it easier and more comfortable than ever to wear contact lenses.
Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more secure.
They are also quite comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily, depending on the type you choose. Daily contact lenses must be discarded after you have removed them, and you should not reuse them as they may cause an eye infection or scratches on your cornea.
Hard Contact Lenses/Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lens
RGP lenses offer sharper and more consistent vision compared to soft contact lenses and are highly suitable, especially for those with astigmatism.
Hard lenses are no longer as uncomfortable as they were before, when they were called PMMA lenses. It requires some time for the eyes to adjust to the lenses when you first start wearing them, but after this initial adaptation period, most find RGP lenses are as comfortable as soft ones.
Modern rigid gas permeable contacts allow oxygen to pass directly to keep the cornea healthy. In fact, modern rigid gas-permeable contacts allow more oxygen to reach the cornea than most soft contact lenses, preventing blurred vision.
They also have better durability, deposit resistance and a less complicated cleaning process.
GET CLEAR VISION WITHOUT THE HASSLE OF SPECTACLES
Since there are various types of lenses, we are here to advise you on the most suitable options and weigh the pros and cons of each so that you can make the best-informed decision.
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