Not all contacts are created the same. Just like eyeglass lenses, there are different models, materials, and treatments that significantly affect performance and even appearance.
Not all of the options below will be recommended for every patient, and some options can be combined. A comprehensive eye exam and a brief review of your daily vision needs will help us determine the best potential selections for you.
Soft lenses focus on comfort and stability, but must be replaced on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis depending on the model. They tend to be a good choice for athletes and active individuals since they are less likely to dislodge or shift around. Most prescriptions can be accommodated to soft lenses, including astigmatism.
Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses
GP lenses, made of moderately flexible plastic, have more durability than soft contact lenses and can offer sharper vision to correct most vision problems. The tradeoff compared to soft lenses is that GP lenses typically take longer to adjust to, and leaving them out for a long period of time can create the need to readjust.