Contact lenses are a great option for active people, and can even correct problems like astigmatism, keratoconus, and presbyopia. If you're considering switching to contacts or using both contact lenses and eyeglasses, optometrist Saly Elias and her team at 2020 Family Vision in Southfield, Michigan, can help. They offer a comprehensive range of lenses and provide expert eye tests to give you sharper vision and fitting services to ensure your comfort. Call 2020 Family Vision to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.
Contact lenses correct problems with your vision and are an alternative to eyeglasses. They're thin plastic discs that you put on the cornea at the front of your eye. There are several types of contact lens:
Soft contacts consist of plastic mixed with water. The water in the soft lens allows oxygen to reach your cornea, making it more comfortable to wear. You're also less likely to develop dry eyes.
GP lenses are rigid. They're not as well-known or popular as soft lenses, but they are more durable. They also deliver crisp vision and let plenty of oxygen reach your cornea.
You would typically reuse soft contact lenses for a week or month, depending on the type of lens. With disposable contacts, you wear them for one day and then throw them away. This means you don't have to store and clean your lenses between uses.
Silicone lenses let lots of oxygen through to your cornea. Some have FDA approval for extended wear, meaning you can keep them in even when you're asleep, for up to 30 days. However, it's still best for your eyes to remove your lenses at night.
Many people find contact lenses suit them and their lifestyles better. You might feel eyeglasses aren't to your liking from a comfort or appearance perspective. If you play sports or do other physical activities, you might prefer not to wear glasses.
There are other issues with glasses like blurred vision when it's raining, and lenses fogging up at times. Many people find that the ideal solution is to have both glasses and contact lenses, so they can choose what's best in any situation.
2020 Family Vision offers a wide selection of contact lenses, including:
You can choose from daily, weekly, or monthly disposable soft contact lenses.
You might need bifocal or multifocal lenses if you have myopia (short-sightedness), or problems reading or seeing up close.
If you have astigmatism, you need toric lenses. These fit the slightly oval shape of eyes that have astigmatism.
If you want to change your appearance, colored contact lenses can give your eyes a whole new look.
The 2020 Family Vision team also offers contact lenses to suit patients with conditions like keratoconus and dry eyes.
You can try lenses out at your fitting to see which you prefer and take trial samples home to help you decide which suits you best.
To find out more about contact lenses, call 2020 Family Vision, or schedule a consultation online today.