While today’s eyewear offers countless stylish options, you may not want to limit yourself to wearing glasses all the time. Contact lenses offer a full-time or part-time alternative to glasses, allowing you to see clearly while providing greater freedom and flexibility. At the office of Palisade Eye we offer a selection of contacts to improve your eye health and vision. We’ll help determine which type of lens is right for you and can precisely fit your lenses for optimal comfort and effectiveness.
Contact lenses are small synthetic lenses, which rest on top of the film of tears covering the surfaces of your eyes. 35 million people across the United States are choosing contact lenses for the numerous advantages they offer. With contacts, you don’t have to worry about the limitations of eyeglass frames; your entire field of vision comes into focus. You can also forget about glare when you’re driving at night, as well as the effects of weather on your lenses. Contacts won’t fog up or get wet in the rain. You’ll also be able to wear any sunglasses you choose, without having to match your prescription to every pair. Contacts can be used to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness, blurred vision and age-related vision loss, and can correct irregularities caused by certain eye diseases and injuries. The most popular contacts are soft lenses, which are made from water absorbing hydrogels for maximum comfort. These types of contacts can be disposable or used for extended wear. For certain conditions, such as astigmatism and presbyopia, rigid gas permeable lenses may be a better option. This type of contact lens allows oxygen to pass through to the eye, and is made of more durable materials than soft lenses, which means they can last for years.
At the office of Palisade Eye, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.
By Palisade Eye
November 10, 2019