Many need vision corrections but find it uncomfortable to wear eyeglasses full-time. These people can choose contact lenses. There are concerns about contact lenses like –

  • Got lost behind the eye – Thin membrane called conjunctiva covers eye white and inside of eyelids, so contact lens cannot be lost behind the eyes.
  • Makes one feel uncomfortable – After brief adaption period, people will never be aware that they are wearing contact lenses. Several remedies are available for people pinpointing the discomfort experienced. 
  • Taking care is troublesome – Cleaning and disinfecting lenses is made easy with a single bottle lens care system. 
  • Got stuck permanently to the eye – If lens dries out then it gets stuck but applying sterile saline and moisturizing the lens will get it moving. 
  • Caused eye issues – Risk of specific eye issues increases, if doctors’ instruction oo how long to wear, how to care, and when to replace them is not followed. 
  • Difficulty in getting them in the eyes – In the beginning, it is hard to insert them in the eyes but with practice you can handle it easily and quickly. 
  • They popped out of the eye – Today, latest technology contact lenses include rigid gas permeable contacts, which cannot get dislodged unexpectedly from wearer’s eyes. 
  • They are too expensive – They can be less expensive than exclusive eyeglasses.

It is a fact that you will need to find the correct lens parameter. Trial and error process are involved in discovering an ideal lens. Everyone’s eyes react differently to variety of lens materials as well as cleaning solution.

You can Google, ‘contact lenses near me’ to check on the different options available.

Contact lens materials

  • Soft lenses
  • Silicone hydrogel lenses
  • Gas permeable lenses
  • Hybrid contact lenses
  • PMMA lenses

Contact lens design and other special features

  • Spherical lenses
  • Toric soft lenses
  • Multifocal lenses
  • Cosmetic lenses
  • For dry eyes
  • For astigmatism
  • Special effect lenses
  • Colored lenses
  • Prosthetic lenses
  • Custom lenses
  • UV-inhibiting lenses
  • Scleral lenses
  • Myopia control lenses.

Which is the right contact lens for you?

The contacts need to address the issue, which prompts you to wear them.

  • Must offer good vision or resolve vision issues like myopia, astigmatism, or hyperopia.
  • Fit your eye.
  • Suit your medical need, if any.
  • Desired feature like color or for overnight wear.

Contact lens care before storing

Cleaning contacts is crucial, so make sure to use ‘multipurpose solution’ to clean and disinfect it prior storing. In the past, several cleaning products were needed for proper care of lenses but today it is very easy.