TYPES OF CONTACT LENSES
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Types of Soft Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are a great alternative to spectacles for correcting your vision. Contact lenses are small plastic lenses that are worn on the front of your eye, known as the cornea. With the latest advancements in technology, these lenses are now designed to offer great clarity in vision along with increased comfort. There are a variety of types of contact lenses including disposable soft contacts, toric soft lenses, colored and multifocal lenses. This is great news for patients who were previously unable to wear soft contact lenses due to discomfort or dry eye disease.
Disposable Soft Contact Lenses
Disposable lenses come in a variety of different wearing schedules including daily, two-week, monthly, and night-and-day lenses. Daily contact lenses are lenses that you throw out after wearing and do not involve storage after use. Two-week lenses are lenses that you store in a container, with appropriate contact lens solution, nightly for cleaning, and can be worn for up to 14 days before discarding. Monthly lenses allow wear of the lenses for up to 30 days, but also require nightly storage and cleaning in a container with appropriate solution.
Toric Soft Contact Lenses
Toric lenses are designed to correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is a vision condition caused by an irregularly shaped cornea. Toric lenses also come in daily, two-week or monthly modalities.
Colored Soft Contact Lenses
Colored contact lenses can either enhance your natural eye color or can alter your eye color to a different shade. Colored contacts are an aesthetic option for you, even if you do not need corrective lenses.