The health of our eyes is essential to us. Wearing contact lenses is popular to improve vision, but did you know there are different types of contact lenses? Lickteig Family Eyecare in Boston, Medford, Natick, and Dedham provides various contact lenses. Here are the different kinds of contact lenses provided.
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are the most popular type of lenses prescribed today. They are made of a water-loving polymer. The lens’s water content helps prevent dry eye, making it comfortable to wear.
Soft lenses can be worn for single-use, daily, or extended wear. Usually, those who wear soft lenses wear them daily and remove them at night. However, some lenses are designed to be worn continuously for up to 30 days. In addition, there are brands of soft lenses worn safely overnight.
Extended Wear Contact Lenses
Extended-wear contact lenses are designed to be worn for an extended period, typically for a week or more. This lens is made from a durable material less likely to tear and naturally thicker than a regular contact lens. As a result, extended-wear contact lenses can be more comfortable to wear for long periods.
Additionally, the extended wear of contact lenses allows more oxygen to reach the eye, which can help reduce the risk of infections.
Disposable Contact Lenses
Disposable contact lenses are designed to be used for a specific period, then thrown away. They are made from materials that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea, essential for maintaining healthy corneal function. Most disposable lenses are made from a type of plastic called polymethyl methacrylate.
Get the Best Contact Lenses from Our Optometrist Today
Call us today at Lickteig Family Eye Care in Boston, Medford, Natick, and Dedham to schedule an appointment and discuss the different types of contact lenses that are right for you. We provide various contact lenses to meet your individual needs, and our friendly staff will be happy to help you find the perfect lens for you.