You are thinking about ditching your glasses in favor of contact lenses, but which type of lens is the best fit for you?
Types of Contact Lenses
Contacts fall into four distinct categories:
- Hard contact lenses
- Soft contact lenses
- Extended wear contact lenses
- Disposable contact lenses
Some contact lenses are tinted to enhance your eye color, while others can give you a totally new eye color.
The professionals at Global Laser Vision can help you decide which is best for you and your lifestyle.
Are Contacts Right For You?
The two most important questions regarding contact lenses are “Can I wear contacts?” and “Will they hurt my eyes?”
The answer to the first question depends on your eyes and the prescription needed to correct your vision. Our expert eye doctors will evaluate your eyes and then explain your options.
The second question is a little easier to answer. Your cornea is very sensitive to tiny objects, such as dust eyelashes and lint. Luckily, it is not as sensitive when larger objects are inserted into your eye. When contacts are properly fitted and inserted, you should barely notice a difference.
Best Contact Lenses
There are three important components for the successful and safe wearing of contact lenses: a good fit, proper lens selection, and regular follow-up care.
However, what you need to know and do doesn’t stop there. The wearer must follow the instructions regarding the wearing schedule, handling, cleaning and sterilization of the lenses.
Following your fitting by the eye experts at Global Laser Vision, you will be well-versed with the following:
- Insertion and removal procedures
- Cleaning and sterilization methods
- What to do in the event of eye irritation
- Contact lens wearing schedule
- How to center a displaced lens
- Normal symptoms during the break-in period
- How to avoid problems when using cosmetics or hairspray or when swimming, showering and washing
Colored Contact Lens
Colored contact lenses allow you to change your eye color and create a look that’s subtle, bold or something in between.
Colored contacts are available in both prescription and non-prescription form.
Prescription color contacts enhance or change your eye color while they correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism.
Non-prescription color contacts change your eye color and are worn only for cosmetic reasons.
Symptoms of a Problem
The following symptoms are NOT normal for contact lens wearers:
- Inability to keep the eye open
- Pain during wear or after removal
- Unbearable light sensitivity
- Cloudy vision
- Colored rings around lights
- Harsh burning or severe irritation
- Extremely red eyes
Some of these symptoms are similar to normal adaption symptoms, but are far more severe. If any of these symptoms become unbearable or ruin your contact lens experience, you should remove the lenses and call your optometrist as soon as possible.
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- Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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- 6300 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 104
- Los Angeles, CA 90048
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