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Types of Contact Lenses Gilbert AZ

If you are looking into contact lenses instead of wearing eyeglasses, there are several types of contact lenses Gilbert, AZ available. Here are a few:

Corneal Refractive Contacts are worn while you sleep and actually reshape the surface of your eyes so you have clear vision during the day, but without needing corrective lenses. Use of these contacts is considered a safe and non-surgical way to get the vision you want, but is also completely reversible. For children who are active in sports, or simply for those who don’t wish to wear glasses or contacts in their everyday lives, Corneal Refractive Contacts could be the answer.

Soft contact lenses are often disposable, which means there is less chance of infection and fewer cleanings. They are flexible, so they might be more comfortable to wear than other types of contact lenses. There are several kinds of soft contact lenses, so speak with your eye doctor to see which ones are best for you.

Toric contact lenses are for those with astigmatism, which is a common vision condition that causes blurred vision due to the irregular shape of the cornea or sometimes the curvature of the lens inside the eye.

Colored contact lenses can be fun, but are still medical devices, so you can choose different colors while still being able to see clearly. Sometimes teens are tempted to trade color contact lenses with their friends, but this type of activity can promote eye infections that can lead to serious eye problems and should be discouraged. Color contact lenses are still contacts that need to be regularly cleaned and cared for like any other contact lens.

Multifocal contact lenses are often the eye corrective option for those 40 and over. Multifocal contact lenses help those with presbyopia, an age-related condition that restricts the ability to clearly see things close up. If you find yourself stretching out your arms in order to read a menu, the newspaper, or a book, you might benefit from wearing multifocal contact lenses.

Rigid gas permeable contact lenses are often prescribed for those with eye conditions that cause corneal irregularity or who have difficult prescriptions. Rigid gas-permeable lenses let oxygen pass through them to your cornea; they can also correct astigmatism, and are very durable.

Whatever types of contact lenses Gilbert AZ you choose, make sure you get a thorough eye exam first to ensure you are a candidate for wearing contact lenses. Your eyes are important to us!

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