Which Type Of Contact Lenses Is Best for you?
The best type of contact lens depends on your eye health, your lifestyle, and your vision. During your comprehensive contact lens exam, Dr Cuba will sits down with you, of course give you your options depending on your lifestyle and evaluates your overall eye health before prescribing contact lenses. After a thorough contact lens-focused eye exam, he may recommend:
Soft contact lenses are the most common types of contacts on the market. They’re made of soft, flexible plastic that allows oxygen to easily pass through to your cornea. More modern soft contact lenses are made from silicone hydrogel, which allows for optimal oxygen flow. You can opt for daily, weekly, or monthly disposable soft contact lenses, depending on your needs.
Not everybody qualify for color contacts but if you do we will give you over 12 color samples to see which one will look better on you and you can order online or in the store, we do Air Optix Colors and sometimes due to patient preferences Freshlook.
Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Gas permeable contact lenses are much more resistant to protein deposit buildup – they’re more durable than soft contact lenses. These innovative long-lasting lenses are often ideal if you have keratoconus or giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC). We will always try to work on soft contacts high torics products such Biofinity Toric XR because they are more comfortable and affordable but if no positive results we will try RGPs.
If your eyes are generally healthy, you might want to select extended wear contacts. These lenses allow you to wear your contacts continuously or overnight for several days or weeks at a time. We do not recommend it but we understand due to particular jobs or circumstances patients decide to go with this type of contacts, and we are here to help and give you always the best options for your lifestyle!
Orthokeratology (ortho-k) lenses are specialty contact lenses that not only help correct your vision, they also gradually change the curvature of your corneas. These rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses are primarily used for myopia (nearsightedness).
With so many different types of contacts available for a realm of eye conditions, it’s important to have a thorough eye exam at Mi Vision Eye Care to see which type of lens is ideal for your vision.
What Happens During A Contact Lens Exam?
During your contact lens exam, your optometrist evaluates your overall eye health and checks your vision. They often use advanced corneal topography testing to determine the shape of your cornea, so you can get comfortably fitting contacts. Or if you have an imbalance in your eye color or want to camouflage eye discoloration, the team can order custom contact lenses to improve your vision and eye color.
The entire comprehensive exam doesn’t take long, so many men and women can quickly schedule their contact lens exam during their lunch. If possible, the team sends you home with a temporary set of contact lenses for you to try for a few days. Then if the lenses work for you, they can order a full set.
Contact Us Today To Schedule Your Appointment!
With improvements in contact lenses, you can get fitted for quality, comfortable contacts at Mi Vision Eye Care. Schedule your contact lens exam either online by clicking on BOOK ONLINE at https://mivision2020.com/ or by calling us at 210 923 2020.