Contact lenses are a great alternative to eyeglasses. These lenses can be divided into two major categories: corrective and cosmetic. Corrective lenses correct vision problems, while cosmetic lenses change the appearance of your eyes. There are many different types of corrective and cosmetic contacts available, so it is important to understand the differences before choosing one.
At Innovative Eye Care in Bakersfield, CA, we can provide you with corrective contact lenses to improve your vision. Dr. Wilhelmsen will start with a contact lens exam to detect vision problems and prescribe the most suitable lenses for your needs.
Types of Corrective Contact Lenses
There are many different types of corrective contact lenses available depending on the patient's needs. The most common types of contacts include:
Rigid gas-permeable: These contacts are made of hard plastic and provide clear vision for most people. Similar to glasses, they can be used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. These lenses are the most durable type of contact lenses available and do not cause much distortion in your vision.
Soft contact lenses: Soft contacts are made of a more flexible plastic and often provide the most comfortable lens for the patient. They are typically recommended for patients who have an allergy to hard contact lenses or need a more comfortable lens. Soft contacts are available in both daily wear and extended wear forms.
Daily-wear contacts are worn on an ongoing basis and typically removed for sleeping, cleaned, and reinserted in the morning. They are comfortable, easily maintained, and can be rinsed and disinfected. Extended wear contacts are designed to be worn for several days both day and night before being removed. They provide convenience and greater freedom of care.
The Benefits of Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are an excellent option for people who participate in sporting activities. They do not get in the way as glasses do. Contact lenses also provide wider visual access than glasses because they are not limited by frames. With contacts, nothing blocks what a person sees.
Visit Innovative Eye Care in Bakersfield, CA
If you are having trouble with your vision and would like to learn more about your options, contact Innovative Eye Care. Dr. Wilhelmsen can conduct a contact lens exam to determine whether contact lenses are suitable for you. Call our team today at (661) 213-3310 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.