Contact Lenses – Soll Eye

Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses

Millions of people around the world wear contact lenses, which, depending on one's lifestyle, motivation and health of the eyes, can provide a safe and effective alternative to eyeglasses. Contact lenses are thin, clear disks of plastic that float on the tear film that coats the cornea and are used to correct the same conditions as eyeglasses.

There are two general types of lenses, hard and soft. Hard lenses include rigid gas permeable, or PRP, lenses that are more wettable, easier to adjust to and more comfortable to wear than the older PMMA contacts. These may be the best choice when the cornea has enough astigmatism that a soft lens will not provide sharp vision. They may also be preferable when a person has allergies or tens to form protein deposits on his or her contacts.

Soft lenses are the choice of more than three-quarters of contact lens wearers, for their comfort as well as for the vast number of options available. These include daily wear lenses, the least expensive, that are removed nightly and replaced on an individualized schedule; extended wear lenses that are worn overnight but are removed at least weekly for thorough cleaning and disinfection; and disposable wear lenses, which are more expensive but also convenient, being removed nightly and replaced on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

There are some risks to wearing contact lenses. Lenses that are not appropriately cleaned and disinfected increase the risk of eye infection. Lenses that are old or not properly fitted may scratch the eye or induce blood vessels to grow in the cornea. It is best to avoid the use of eye drops while wearing lenses except for wetting drops recommended by your eye doctor.

Choose an eye care professional who is experienced with contact lenses, with whom you can discuss your needs and expectations. Doctors at Soll Eye are well-versed in all the ramifications of contact lens prescription and use.

Soft lenses are the choice of more than three-quarters of contact lens wearers, for their comfort as well as for the vast number of options available. These include daily wear lenses, the least expensive, that are removed nightly and replaced on an individualized schedule; extended wear lenses that are worn overnight but are removed at least weekly for thorough cleaning and disinfection; and disposable wear lenses, which are more expensive but also convenient, being removed nightly and replaced on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

There are some risks to wearing contact lenses. Lenses that are not appropriately cleaned and disinfected increase the risk of eye infection. Lenses that are old or not properly fitted may scratch the eye or induce blood vessels to grow in the cornea. It is best to avoid the use of eye drops while wearing lenses except for wetting drops recommended by your eye doctor.

Choose an eye care professional who is experienced with contact lenses, with whom you can discuss your needs and expectations. Doctors at Soll Eye are well-versed in all the ramifications of contact lens prescription and use.


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