Contact lenses are a convenient, affordable, and convenient option for vision correction
Many people rely on contact lenses to address their vision needs. But contact lens wearers also need to know how to take care of their lenses to maintain the vision benefits and to minimize their risks. By engaging an experienced contact lens wearers’ optometrist, you can learn how to care for your contact lens and receive vision correction results that improve your quality of life.
A bifocal contact lens is prescribed for people whose vision has difficulty adjusting to the different distances at which they look. Bifocals are used for near work or short distance reading and are popular with many people because they provide clear vision and are comfortable. Bifocals are available in two styles – monovision and enhancement. Monovision lenses are ideal for those who are comfortable wearing contacts, but who prefer to control the size of their eyes so that they can read clearly at any distance. Monovision bifocals are available in both soft and rigid gas permeable (RGP) materials.
Glasses, on the other hand, are perfect for people who cannot wear contacts
Glasses are often prescribed for older, astute patients who may benefit from the corrective benefits, but who do not wear glasses every day. Vision correction occurs naturally over time and sometimes with age, so some patients may not require glasses to solve their problems. But there are several factors that affect the need for glasses, such as dry eyes, eye injuries, poor eyesight due to past illness, or an inability to correctly adjust to different viewing distances. If dry eyes or other eye problems are present, contact lenses are usually not recommended. However, if patients still require glasses-or if they desire to use contact lenses-they should consult with their doctor.
The prescription of contact lenses is determined by a qualified optometrist. An optometrist has studied for years and understands how to fit the most appropriate lens for each patient. He knows which materials to use, when to start lens wear, and how to continue lens wear during the off-season.
Colored contact lenses monovision are usually appropriate for those with farsightedness and/or nearsightedness and presbyopia. If you have astigmatism, you should consult your optometrist before starting any lens wear. Astigmatism does not cause vision errors; however, it affects a patient’s ability to focus, which can cause blurry vision or increased eye strain.
Myopia (nearsightedness) generally affects younger adults and tends to run in families. It occurs when there is a failure to develop properly formed corneal cells. There is no cure for myopia; however, contact lenses can be used to correct the condition. Myopia typically develops gradually as a person grows older, but may get worse at later ages, especially if constantly reading or working in dim light. Myopia, along with hypermetropia, is genetically inherited and more common among male children.