If you have a refractive error such as myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism, you will need corrective lenses to see clearly. The most common treatment for refractive errors is eyeglasses. If you are tired of relying on glasses to see clearly, our optometrist at Lone Star Vision can fit you with contact lenses. Read on if you are considering getting contact lenses.
Benefits of Contact Lenses
There are many benefits of wearing contact lenses that cannot be provided by standard eyeglasses, including:
- Natural appearance: Because you won't have an eyeglass frame on your face, contacts allow for a more natural appearance.
- Unobstructed vision: Eyeglass frames can obstruct your vision. The same is true if your eyeglass lenses are dirty. You won't need to deal with these issues when you wear contact lenses.
- No fogging: Cooking or spending time outside when it is humid can cause your lenses to fog up. This is not an issue with contacts.
- More convenient for athletes: If you are an athlete or an active person, contact lenses are safer and more convenient than glasses or sports goggles.
Types of Contacts Available
We have many types of contact lenses available at Lone Star Vision. The ones recommended by our eye doctor will depend on your lifestyle and the health of your eyes. The contacts we carry include:
- Daily lenses: These lenses are worn once and thrown away. You will use a fresh pair every morning.
- Weekly lenses: Weekly lenses are thrown away after one week.
- Bi-weekly lenses: These lenses are thrown away every two weeks.
- Monthly lenses: Monthly lenses are changed away once per month.
- Extended wear lenses: These contacts can be worn for more than a month without removal.
- Toric lenses: Toric lenses are prescribed for patients with astigmatism.
- Bifocal lenses: Bifocal lenses contain two prescriptions, one for distance and one for closeup. They are prescribed for patients with presbyopia.
- Gas permeable lenses: These lenses are rigid and are prescribed for patients with dry eye syndrome, keratoconus, and giant papillary conjunctivitis.
- Scleral lenses: These lenses rest on the white of the eye and vault over the cornea without making contact. They are often prescribed for patients with keratoconus and severe dry eye syndrome.
Schedule a Contact Lens Exam with Our Eye Doctor in Beaumont
If you believe you would benefit from wearing contact lenses, the optometry professionals at Lone Star Vision in Beaumont are ready to assist you. Contact lens exams are just one of our many fast and convenient services. All of our eyewear is affordable and will be selected by our optometrist to meet both your medical and lifestyle needs. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our optometrist, call us at (409) 896-5700.