Contact lenses are an effective way to correct your vision without using glasses. Understanding which contact lenses suit your visual needs and lifestyle is vital for ensuring optimal comfort and effectiveness. Our eye doctor at Eye See in Lincolnshire, IL, can do a vision exam and consider other factors to help you choose the right contacts. We are here to tell you more about the contact lenses we provide and how to determine which ones best suit your needs.
Types of Contact Lenses
Contact lenses can help correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and other vision problems. Two of the most common contacts available are soft and rigid gas-permeable lenses. Rigid gas-permeable lenses are more durable than soft contacts, but soft lenses are typically more comfortable than gas-rigid lenses.
Other types of contact lenses are also available, such as daily lenses and extended-wear lenses. Daily wear contacts are worn during the day, while extended-wear contacts allow you to wear lenses while you sleep. We also offer disposable contact lenses that you can typically throw out and replace with a new pair daily.
How to Choose Contact Lenses
Which contacts are right for you? Part of this depends on how comfortable you are wearing contact lenses. Soft contacts can be easier to wear, but taking gas-permeable contacts out can be easier than with soft lenses. Disposable contacts need less care than daily-wear lenses that need regular cleaning. Specialized contact lenses for different eye conditions are also available. Other factors to consider when choosing contact lenses include your budget and convenience. Our optometrist can help you select the most suitable contact lenses for your visual needs and lifestyle.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
When you come in for a vision exam, our eye doctor will check the sharpness of your vision at different distances. We will measure your visual acuity to determine the prescription for your contacts. When your contacts are ready, we will have you come in for a fitting to make sure they are comfortable and provide a proper fit. We will also give you detailed information on how to care for your contact lenses.
When to Schedule a Vision Exam
You should schedule an eye and vision exam with your optometrist near you if you have blurry vision or other concerning vision problems. You should have a regular eye exam as often as our optometrist recommends. Frequent eye and vision exams help you keep the prescription for your contact lenses up-to-date for clear vision.
Schedule a Vision Exam With Your Optometrist Near You in Lincolnshire, IL
Contact lenses offer an effective alternative to glasses for achieving clear vision, so contact Eye See in Lincolnshire, IL, to schedule an eye and vision exam and get the contact lenses that suit your visual needs and lifestyle. Call us and schedule an appointment today at (847) 243-3330.