Contact Lense Options

MATERIALS


"Soft" or hydrogel lenses

  • made from a gel-like plastic that contains a significant amount of water
  • currently the most popular contact lens wear option, chosen by about 88% of wearers
  • today, new lens materials are more healthy than ever because the materials let more oxygen through to the to the eye than prior designs
  • typically, a very short adaptation period is required, and soft lenses are often more comfortable initially than "hard" lenses
  • these lenses are an excellent choice for active lifestyles such as athletes, and may also be purchased with optional tints if you want to change your eye color.  

Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) or "Hard" lenses

  • made of a firm, durable plastic material containing very little water
  • the healthiest of all lens choices, they allow more oxygen to pass through to the eyes than do the majority of soft lenses
  • hard  lenses may take longer to adapt to, but once a consistent wearing schedule is established they provide high optical quality, are relatively inexpensive, and last a long time
  • these lenses are still the material of choice for custom prescriptions and complicated cases
  • new materials and designs are making them more comfortable and convenient and they are regaining their popularity

If you are interested in ANY type of contact lenses, schedule an appointment with us today to find out what lenses our doctors recommend for your needs.  If we do not have what is best for your eyes and lifestyle in our inventory, we will order them.  Call (231) 591-2020 today to set up an appointment at your convenience.

 

If you are interested in ANY type of contact lenses, schedule an appointment with us today to find out what lenses our doctors recommend for your needs.  If we do not have what is best for your eyes and lifestyle in our inventory, we will order them.  Call (231) 591-2020 today to set up an appointment at your convenience.  6

 

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