Contact lenses are an excellent choice for people who need vision correction but don’t want to wear glasses. The team at North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians in Libertyville and Skokie, Illinois, provides complete eye care to meet all your vision and eye health needs, including contact lenses for vision correction. Call the office today or go online to schedule an appointment.
Contact lenses are medical devices you put in your eyes to see better. They’re a good choice for people who need vision correction and want an alternative to eyeglasses and don’t want vision correction surgery.
For vision correction, North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians has everything you need, including contact lenses.
There are many kinds of contact lenses. Knowing which kind you want or need is essential to the decision-making process.
The team at North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians reviews the available choices with you and helps you decide which kind of lens is the right choice for you.
Your contact lens choices include:
Soft lenses are made of a water-containing material called hydrogel. These thin, flexible lenses fit comfortably on the surface of your eye.
Silicone hydrogel lenses are more advanced soft lenses. These contact lenses are more permeable than soft lenses, allowing more oxygen to get through to your eye.
Gas permeable contact lenses are made of more rigid plastic but are more porous than traditional rigid contact lenses. GP lenses provide clearer vision than soft lenses and often work best for people with astigmatism.
Hybrid contact lenses have a GP center and soft outer lens, providing comfort and clearer vision.
Rigid contact lenses, also called polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) lenses, are made of clear, hard plastic. These contact lenses provide excellent vision but are less permeable by oxygen.
When you replace your contact lenses depends on which kind you have. You need to replace daily-wear contact lenses every day and disposable (extended-wear) lenses every two weeks.
If you have frequent replacement contact lenses, you need to change them out every 1-4 months. For traditional contact lenses, change to a new set every six months.
North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians provides detailed information about caring for your contact lenses and when you should replace them.
Learn more about contact lenses at North Shore Glaucoma Center & Eye Physicians by calling the office today or scheduling an appointment online.