Contact Lenses

CONTACT LENS TYPES

 

Soft Contact Lenses Soft contact lenses have become the typical lenses fit by optometrists and sought by patients. These lenses are easily cared for and provide unmatched comfort. Soft lenses come in a variety of options to fit individual visual needs: extended 30-day wear lenses, two-week disposable lenses, daily disposable lenses, astigmatism correcting lenses, bifocal lenses, and colored lenses to enhance or change eye color.  
 
 
Hard Contact Lenses Hard contact lenses, also called Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses, have lost popularity with the general public, but still offer superior vision correction compared to soft lenses. These lenses are typically prescribed to be replaced every one-to-two years. Like soft lenses, RGPs are available in bifocal forms, astigmatism correcting forms, and versions that correct vision during keratoconus or following a corneal transplant.  
 
 
Hybrid Contact Lenses Hybrid lenses are composed of a hard contact (RGP) center, with a soft lens periphery, or surround. This design allows for the superior vision correction of hard lenses, while maintaining the "barely there" comfort of soft lenses. These lenses are also used for bifocal wearers, keratoconic patients, and following complicated corneal surgeries.  
 
 
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)/Orthokeratology Corneal Refractive Therapy is a non-surgical process clinically developed to reshape the cornea while you sleep. The result is the temporary correction of myopia (nearsightedness) with or without moderate astigmatism. The lenses do the work, you take the lenses out in the morning, and you maintain good vision throughout the day without the need for glasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Due to the mechanics of the process, only individuals with nearsightedness are eligible.