Contact lenses are thin, curved, and are placed on the surface of the eyes. Contacts are typically clear, but you can purchase contacts to change the color of your eyes. The intention of contact lenses is to provide vision correction for your eyes so that you do not have to wear glasses. If you are in the Dover or Milford areas and interested in contact lenses, visit the optometrists at Vision Quest Eye Care Center today to see if contacts can work for you.
The Different Types of Contacts
There are a few different types of contact lenses, but the most common are soft and gas permeable lenses. Soft lenses are a gel-like plastic that contains water and is referred to as a hydrogel. They are thin and pliable lenses and mold to the front surface of your eye. This style tends to be the most comfortable. There are silicone hydrogel lenses that are a more advanced version of soft lenses. They allow a better flow of oxygen to reach your cornea.
Gas permeable lenses are more rigid and permeable to oxygen so they fit closer to your eye. While these are a harder type of contact, they are more comfortable than the hard contacts of the past. They may provide better vision, particularly for those that have astigmatism. Those who wear these types of contacts generally have a more difficult time adjusting to them. If you can get used to them, they will begin to feel as comfortable as the soft lenses.
Can Anyone Wear Contact Lenses?
Most people can wear contacts and an eye doctor can help you find the right contacts for your needs. You must find the lenses that fit your eyes properly. The eye doctor will prescribe contacts that will correct your vision problem after a thorough eye exam. Our eye doctor will measure your eye to find the exact curvature and dimensions so you can get contacts that fit. If you have another condition, such as dry eye, that needs to be taken into consideration.
Choose Vision Quest Eye Care Center
The optometrists at Vision Quest Eye Care Center care about the health of your eyes and want to help you find the best solution to correct your vision. We treat every patient as an individual and focus on your specific needs. If you live in or around Milford or Dover, call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our optometrists. Call our Milford office at 302-424-9424 or our Dover office at 302-678-3545.