Wearing soft contact lenses today is more comfortable and healthy than ever before. They were initially made in a ‘Hydrogel’ material, which is still used today in some instances. As good as they may have been, most contacts are now made from a ‘Silicone Hydrogel’ material which is more breathable, more comfortable, and generally safer and healthier for your eyes.
SPHERICAL – All spherical lenses are disposable. Based on the brand and type of lens, spherical lenses need to be replaced every day, every 2 weeks, or monthly. Some spherical lenses are FDA approved for overnight or extended wear. (Click here to see common soft lens options)
ASTIGMATISM – If you have astigmatism, don’t worry! There are several soft ‘toric’ contact lenses that are made with astigmatism in mind. In the past, patients with astigmatism were forced to choose between glasses and hard lenses. Fortunately, soft ‘toric’ contact lenses have become a fantastic and comfortable option to correct your eyesight.(Click here to see common soft ‘toric’ lens options)
COLORED – Do you want to change your eye color? Great! There are a wide array of color options available. These lenses can be a fun way to switch things up in your every day monotonous routine. (Click here to see common soft colored lens options)
MULTI-FOCAL – Are you over 40 and having a hard time reading? No problem… Soft ‘Multi-focal’ lenses might be the answer – or, a ‘mono-vision’ set-up might be even better. (Click here to see the Mono-vision / Multi-focals page for more information)
Remember, contact lenses are a medical device and should be worn properly. The FDA has mandated annual eye examinations for anyone wearing contact lenses before that person can order a new supply. Be sure to fully comply with your optometrist’s instructions on how to wear and take care of your lenses. Failing to do so may result in ocular health complications and/or permanent vision loss. (Click here for a list of instructions that will help you keep your eyes healthy and provide you with a positive contact lens experience)