Contact lenses are a popular choice for people who have eye problems but don't want eyeglasses. There are many different types of contact lenses, so it's important to find the ones that are best for you. Contact lenses can be worn for short periods or long periods, depending on your needs.
Whether you want to go with contact lenses the first time or want to switch from eyeglasses to contact lenses, an eye doctor from us at Total Vision Eye Health Associates in Port Orange, FL, can help you make the right choices. Our contact lens exams are comprehensive to ensure you only use what's suitable for you.
What Are Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are thin, clear, and curved lenses that are placed directly on the cornea (the front of the eye), unlike eyeglasses which sit away from the cornea. The cornea is the clear outer covering of the eye. It helps with light focusing so that an individual can see clearly.
Contact lenses may be considered as either corrective or cosmetic. A contact lens used for vision correction is prescribed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist after an exam to ensure it suits you best. Contacts can correct many eyesight problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. There are different types of contact lenses. Some of the main ones are:
- Rigid gas-permeable contact lenses
- Soft contact lenses
- Specialty contact lenses
- Disposable contacts
- Extended wear contacts (This type of contact is for continuous wear, but you should only keep them in for a limited time, mainly overnight. If they are kept in for more than that, your cornea can become dry or infected.)
Why Consider Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses may be right for you if your eyeglasses don't suit you well or you want to avoid wearing glasses. They may even be the best choice for your work, school, or sports activities. They are popular among athletes because they don't get in the way of vision or game performance, they provide a wider view, and they don't fog up.
Visit Total Vision of Port Orange in Port Orange, FL, for Quality Contact Lenses
An optometrist from our practice can fit you with contact lenses that provide clear vision and are best suited to your needs. Before we prescribe contact lenses for you, we first conduct a thorough exam. We need to make sure the contact lenses we prescribe work well for you and fit you comfortably. Call us at Total Vision Eye Health Associates (386) 767-4449 to book an appointment with an eye doctor from our practice.