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Different Types of Contact Lenses


Contact lenses are used to correct vision if you are looking for a different option than wearing eyeglasses. This is quite convenient as you don’t need to remember to take your eyeglasses with you everywhere. Contact lenses can help correct certain eye conditions and your visual acuity can be improved with this.

There are many types of contact lenses and here we will be going over three main types

One such type that will offer you a lot of convenience is daily disposable contact lenses. You can wear them once and discard them. When you use them, you don’t need to worry about cleaning them or storing them. You can use a fresh pair of contact lenses each day and this will improve the level of hygiene considerably. If you have a busy lifestyle and are used to travelling quite frequently, this is a good option you can consider. There are many options available when it comes to daily disposable contact lenses such as lenses for farsightedness, near-sightedness and age related close-up vision. There is a high water content in daily disposable contact lenses and these can keep you comfortable throughout the day. These are also made from breathable materials. You can easily travel with these lenses as you don’t have to carry cleaning solutions with you. And you don’t have to worry about losing your contact lenses.

If you have keratoconus which is a progressive eye condition

There are specialised contact lenses that you can wear. This is a condition where your cornea starts thinning and bulging out. Wearing contact lenses designed for this will give you comfort and improve your visual acuity. There are hybrid and scleral contact lenses that can be used to correct this. Scleral contact lenses rest on the sclera and this compensates for the irregularity of the cornea caused by keratoconus. Hybrid contact lenses have a gas permeable centre that will correct the irregular shape of the cornea with a soft skirt on the outside which will stabilise it. Both these lenses will create a smooth optical surface and as these are designed to fit on the eye securely, the irritation caused by this condition will be reduced.

There are also contact lenses to correct astigmatism which is a refractive error

This occurs when your lens or cornea is shaped irregularly. This will cause you to have distorted vision. Toric contact lenses are used to correct this and you will have different options for this such as monthly and daily disposable contact lenses. There are also lenses that you can wear for an extended period of time. The unique shape of toric lenses compensates for the irregular curvature and they come with stabilisation technologies to make sure that your eye is properly aligned. This will help you achieve clear vision. When choosing the right type of contact lens for you, it is important to consult with an eye care professional. They will help you choose the right lens depending on your eye condition and requirements.

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