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Different Types of Contact Lenses

Different Types of Contact Lenses Offered at Eyes Over Copley, in Boston

When you decide to wear contact lenses instead of glasses, you want to understand the different options available for your eyes. Depending on your situation and the problems you want to correct, an eye doctor may recommend different options for your eyes. At Eyes Over Copley, we offer exams and options to help correct your vision with contact lenses.

Woman trying on her new contact lenses.

Specialized Lenses from Our Eye Doctors Near Boston

When you get an eye exam from an eye doctor near Boston, we may suggest specialized lenses to correct your vision. Specialized lenses refer to any contacts that offer a specific specialized solution for your vision. For example, if you have astigmatism, then we suggest toric lenses to address the underlying concern. An individual with bifocal or multifocal glasses needs bifocal or multi-focal contact lenses. An optometrist in our clinic evaluates your eyes and visual needs before recommending specialized lenses or materials.

Soft Lenses

Individuals who do not have specialized concerns about their vision may consider soft lenses. Most contact lenses fall under the category of soft lenses and usually correct a single visual concern, such as nearsightedness or farsightedness. 

The lenses are usually made of a soft and breathable material. It may include daily-wear lenses, extended wear contact lenses and disposable wear contacts. You want to discuss different lenses with an optometrist to determine the best option for your eyes, visual needs, and your lifestyle.

Rigid Lenses

Rigid contact lenses, which are also called rigid gas permeable lenses, are made of a flexible plastic that is more rigid than the common soft lenses. Since it has a different material, the lenses do not feel the same as other contacts. For some individuals, the rigid material and structure is more comfortable and others may find it uncomfortable.

The key reason individuals consider rigid lenses is their personal level of comfort as well as the correction of their vision. Rigid lenses may correct vision better in some situations. An optometrist may recommend the lenses during an eye exam if you have previously found soft lenses uncomfortable or if you have certain allergies and may not be able to wear other materials. 

Contact Eyes Over Copley Today for More Information on Contact Lenses

Contact lenses fall into different categories based on materials and the purpose of the lenses. Specialized lenses focus on specific eye conditions or specific needs while other contacts focus on the purpose of the lenses. You have a variety of options to correct your vision and want to choose the most comfortable lenses. To learn more about different contact lenses, contact (617) 859-0630 today.