How To Select The Right Contact Lens

Deciding the correct contact lens is a resolution you should make with your eye doctor. Perfect contact lenses depend on your conditions such as your vision needs and lifestyle. If you find it difficult to decide what contact lens to use, here are some questions to ask yourself to guide you in selecting the right contact lens.

Do you have eye condition such as astigmatism?

There are two types of contact lenses, the hard and soft. Hard lenses are recommended for people who astigmatism or a medical condition in which protein deposits form on the contact lenses. Soft lenses, however, are what most people wear. If you tried using soft contact lenses and not happy with the clarity of your vision, then consider switching to a hard one.

How frequent you planned on wearing the contact lens?

Soft contact lenses can be worn comfortably either every day or rarely. While rigid gas permeable contact lens or hard contact lens must be worn on a consistent daily basis for them to be comfortable.

Are you properly caring for your contacts?

It is important to properly care for your contact lens daily to avoid contact lens-related problems such as fungal eye infection. There are two options you can choose:

Daily Disposable Contact Lenses: Disposable are a good option for people who are too busy to clean and disinfect their contact lenses on a daily basis.  Simply wear them and discard at the end of the day.

Reusable Contact Lenses: Proper cleaning and storing of the contact lenses must be a part of your daily routine. You can use it every day, just clean them and disinfect with a solution before you go to bed, then replace them as directed by your eye doctor.

Do you plan to wear them overnight?

Extended wear contact lenses are designed for overnight wear. However, it is recommended not to wear contacts overnight, even if they are extended-wear type because when you sleep with your contact lenses on, you reduce the amount of oxygen to the eyes, making your eyes more vulnerable to infection.

Do you want to wear contact lens for fashion?

Color and special effect contact lenses are available on the market to give you a new look or dramatically change your appearance. Whatever it is you choose, do not purchase without a professional fitting or a prescription by your eye doctor.

Contact lenses are a great way to improve your vision, and by getting the necessary options, you can select the right contact lenses for your needs. If you do not require vision correction, do not order contact lenses without consulting your preferred professional eye doctor.

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