Contact Lenses Fitting And Assessment
WHY CONTACT LENSES?
Contact lenses are ideal for those who require vision correction yet do not want to weareyeglasses or undergo LASIK surgery. It is also a hassle-free and convenient solution without having to worry about misplacing your spectacles and having the freedom to wearnon-prescription sun-wear and goggles.
If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may also provide moreenhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasseswith bifocal contact lenses.
At Eye Braces Clinic, we recommend the best-fit contact lenses for you based on acomprehensive eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play.Since there are various types of lenses, our optometrists are here to advise you on thesuitable options and weigh the pros and cons of each so that you can make thebest informed decision.
TYPES OF CONTACT LENSES
Soft lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more secure. They 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 soft lenses.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lens
RGP lenses offer sharp and consistent vision compared to soft contact lenses and are highly suitable especially for those with astigmatism. 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. They are also more durable and the cleaning process is less complicated.