Different Types of Contact Lenses

The Right Eye Care From Our Optometry Professionals

Having to wear corrective lenses can be challenging, especially when leading a busy life. There are a number of different eyewear solutions, but most people opt to wear contact lenses because eyeglasses may be uncomfortable or may get in the way due to lifestyle or sports. If you are interested in contact lenses, come and visit our optometry professionals from New Vision Optical Boutique in Wilmette. We have a range of contact lenses you can choose from to meet your vision needs.

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What Are Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses are medical devices that correct vision. The lenses are thin and worn directly on the surface of the eye. The advantages of contacts are what make people opt for them. Contact lenses move with your eye and have no frames. They do not fog up and are excellent for sports and other types of activities that require consistent movement. Contacts also offer more natural sight.

Different Types of Contact Lenses At New Vision Optical Boutique

Optometry involves total care of the eye. A Wilmette optometrist will be able to recommend the best types of contact lenses that will work with your eyes and lifestyle after conducting a contact lens exam. Here are the various types of contacts we have to offer:

  • Rigid Gas-Permeable (RGP)

These lenses are easy to put on and care for. RGP provides excellent vision and are available in tinted colors and bifocals. The plastic is slightly flexible, allowing oxygen to pass to the eyes.

  • Daily

These soft, flexible plastic lenses allow oxygen to pass through the eyes. Daily are more comfortable than RGP lenses, but they need to be disinfected well to ensure healthy eyes. They are available in tinted versions and bifocals and are popular for those leading an active lifestyle.

  • Extended-Wear

These lenses can be worn overnight in soft or RGP lenses. In most cases, a patient can wear them up to seven days without having to remove them. Depending on the type of lens, some can be worn for up to 30 days.

  • Extended-Wear Disposable

Extended-wear disposables are also worn overnight, but can only last up to six days, which are then discarded.

  • Planned Replacement

These are soft, daily-wear lenses that are replaced based on an optometrist’s recommendation. The schedule could be bi-weekly, monthly, or on a quarterly basis. They are available in most prescriptions and have a simplified cleaning process.

See Which Contact Lenses Are Right for You

For more information on obtaining contact lenses, contact a Wilmette optometrist or our opticians at New Vision Optical Boutique. Our number is 847-230-4796.

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