Modern technology has significantly increased the potential for most patients to wear contact lenses. Learn about how changes in contact lens materials mean most individuals can now be candidates for contact lenses.
- Contacts For You?
The vast majority of people requiring vision correction can now wear contact lenses without any problems. New materials and lens care technologies have made today's contacts more comfortable, safer and easier to wear. Consider the questions and answers below
- Types of Contacts
Confused about contacts? Advances in contact lens technologies have created many options in addition to hard and soft lenses. Today, contact lenses are likely to be described in one or several of the following ways.
- Soft vs. Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
Below is a brief comparison of Soft and Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) contact lenses. A thorough eye examination and a better understanding of your specific vision requirements will help determine the best options for you.
As baby boomers reach middle age, the question looms large: How to avoid either of two telltale signs of aging -- bifocals or reading glasses?
- Teens & Contacts
Oh, the pressure! Get great grades, excel in at least one sport, play a musical instrument, work part-time, hang out with friends -- and always, always look cool. If you're a teenager today, much is expected.
- Colored Contacts
Contact lenses aren't just for seeing better. They're for looking better too. In fact, some people who don't even need vision correction wear tinted contact lenses as a way to change their look.
- Lens Care Solutions
When you are fitted for contact lenses a particular lens care system is recommended -- a group of products to clean, disinfect and make your lenses safe and comfortable for wear.
- Wear & Care Tips
The information below is intended as a supplement to the training and instruction you receive as part of a contact lens fitting program.