These days there are many contact lens options available, and more comfortable than ever before. The continual advancing of technology results in frequently released new types of lenses to treat refractive errors, with ever-improved precision and comfort.
Willowbrook Eye Professionals takes pride in our contact lens specialists’ ability to guide you to the right selection. Full-time, part-time or occasional wear, for sports, work, at play or at home, we have the best type of contact lenses for your lifestyle.
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Are Contact Lenses Right for You?
Most people can wear contact lenses without any issue. Modern materials and lens care technology have made it so that contacts are safer, easier and more comfortable than ever before.
Advantages of wearing contact lenses
• eyes are more visible
if one doesn’t like the way they look wearing eyeglasses.
• improved vision from absence of eyeglass frames, better peripheral vision
• No fogging up (for example glasses in a steamy bathroom)
• No impaired vision in the rain (such as with glasses covered in raindrops)
• They don’t get in the way during sports and other recreational activities
Disadvantages of wearing contact lenses
• require a little time to get used to the feeling. Those new to soft lenses usually adjust within a week; rigid lenses typically take a little longer to adjust to
• With the exception of disposable varieties, most lenses require a few minutes of proprt cleaning daily
• Some types of contacts increase sensitivity to light
Contact lens wear may not be ideal if you:
• experience severe eye irritation from allergies
• work in an environment with lots of dust and chemicals
• have an overactive thyroid, uncontrolled diabetes, or severe arthritis in your hands
• your eyes are dry due to medications, pregnancy or other cause
Your Lifestyle and Work Environment
Contact lenses offer a number of advantages for people who play sports or participate in recreational activities. With contacts, you can eliminate the problems of impaired peripheral vision, foggy lenses or water splashes, the risk of breakage and loss, and you can wear sunglasses!
Your occupation should also be taken into consideration. If your work requires very good peripheral vision, contacts might be better than glasses. Whereas people who work in dusty environments, or where chemicals are used a lot, are likely to find glasses less problematic than wearing contacts.
You don’t need to choose between contacts or glasses.
You may enjoy wearing glasses and like the way they look on you, but want options and the versatility of using both. Single-use disposable contact lenses are comfortable, easy to wear intermittently, and extremely convenient with no cleaning required. They are a great option for the occasional use, such as playing sports, swimming, and special occasions.
How Contact Lenses Work
Contact lenses are optical medical devices primarily used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. In these conditions, light is not focused properly on the retina, resulting in blurry vision. Contact lenses rest on the cornea, the clear outer surface of the eye, and the optics of the contact lens combines with the optics of the eye to properly focus light on the retina, thus correcting vision.