Contact lenses are a good choice for those who don’t want to wear eyeglasses. There are many different types of contact lenses to consider and our ophthalmologist in Naples, FL can help you find the right ones for you.
Soft Contact Lenses
These contacts are made from flexible soft plastic that allow oxygen to pass through. These types of contact lenses can be easier to adjust to and are more comfortable than other options. Newer options are made from silicone to allow even more oxygen to your eye when you wear the lenses.
Rigid Gas-Permeable Contact Lenses
Rigid gas-permeable lenses are more resistant to deposit buildup and are more durable. They also give crisper, clear vision. They aren’t as likely to tear, which means they are easier to handle. However, at first, they aren’t as comfortable as soft lenses and it can take some time to get used to them.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
Hybrid models are designed to give you the comfort that soft lenses provide, but the clear vision of rigid gas-permeable lenses. These have a rigid gas-permeable center, surrounded by hydrogel material. Only a small percentage of people wear these types of lenses, as they are more expensive and harder to fit.
Extended Wear Lenses
Extended wear lenses are for continuous or overnight wear and can be worn from one night up to 30 days. These are typically soft contact lenses, since those allow the most oxygen to pass through. The length of wear will depend on your eyes and lens type. Eyes should still need to rest, even from this type of contacts.
The majority of soft contact lenses need frequent replacement, but some are meant to only be used once and then thrown away.
Contact Our Ophthalmologist in Naples, FL
If you are looking for contact lenses, contact us here at Naples Eye Physicians.