Contact lenses might be the ideal treatment if you’re looking for a vision correction solution and have no desire to wear glasses. Over 34 million people in the United States wear contact lenses, which is a common treatment used to improve vision.


    Your eye doctor can help you choose the right types of lenses best for your individual needs. You may be amazed to learn about all the different types of contact lenses available, which is why you should work closely with your doctor when making your decision.

    Your eye doctor can help you understand the differences between daily and weekly lenses, or silicone hydrogel and gas permeable lenses. Choosing the right type of contact lenses will allow you to find a solution that matches your lifestyle and preferences.

    There are advantages to wearing both soft lenses and gas permeable lenses. Many individuals find that soft lenses become more comfortable after wearing them the first time, whereas gas permeable lenses may take a bit more time getting used to. However, gas permeable lenses can be beneficial for those who need bifocals, or have astigmatism.


    Stay consistent with cleaning your contact lenses to lower the risk for eye infections and irritation. Always wash your hands before touching your eyes or the lenses, and follow good hygiene when cleaning your lenses. Lenses should be stored in contact lens solution, which must be changed each time you wear your contacts.

    Some types of lenses are designed to be worn one time before they are thrown away, while others can be used for an extended period of time. Make sure you understand the types of lenses you’ll be using, and verify how long they should be worn. Always follow the instructions provided, and never wear the lenses longer than the recommend amount of time.

    Some lenses allow overnight usage, which means you can sleep in them without having side effects. However, other lenses will require that you remove them at night before going to bed. If your lenses need to be removed before sleeping, nightly removal and cleaning should be a regular part of your bedtime routine.

    Are you interested in wearing contact lenses in place of glasses for vision correction? Call Silverstein Eye Centers today to make an appointment for an eye exam.

    Posted May 21, 2015 by Silverstein Eye Centers
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