Are You Wearing The Best Contact Lenses For You ?

Are You Wearing The Best Contact Lenses For You ?

Changes in your vision often means that your contact lens prescription needs updating, and if you and your Eyecare Professional are happy with your current lenses a discussion about other contact lens options doesn’t take place and you could miss the opportunity of wearing the best contact lenses for you.  This article gives you some reasons why you might like to have this conversation the next time you have your eyes checked.

 

Replacement Schedule 

If you are wearing reusable monthly or two weekly contact lenses, these require care and management with solution, cleaning, and storage whereas your lifestyle may have changed with travel or a different working environment. Changing to daily disposable lenses offers the ultimate in convenience and cleanliness. On the other hand, if you are wearing daily contact lenses and find them costly, moving to less expensive daily, monthly or two weekly lenses may help you continue to enjoy wearing contact lenses.

Contact Lens Improvements

New advances are constantly happening in the world of contact lenses.  New lens materials allow a natural flow of oxygen thru to the cornea that helps protect ocular health and keeps the eyes healthy and white during long days of up to 16 hours of wear. New lens designs have improved the fit, reduced lid sensitivity and enhanced  optics for those who spend many hours in front of digital screens.  Also advanced lens surface treatments and infusions help to retain moisture, stabilizing the natural tear film to ensure comfort in the most challenging environments.

Personal Health Changes

Changes in personal medications and health conditions, including allergies can cause the eyes to become dry and scratchy, causing discomfort and sometimes leading to the inability to wear contact lenses for a full day. Changing to contact lenses with newer technologies that are specifically designed to address dry eye issues, help support and add to the eyes natural lubricity keeping them bright, fresh and comfortable for longer periods without the need for eye drops and shortened days of wear.

Outdoor Protection

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, contact lenses that absorb UVA and UVB protect the internal workings of the eye reducing the risk of cataracts, age related macular degeneration and unsightly growths such as Pterygia that can develop over time. Contact lenses are not an alternative to sunglasses but wearing them in conjunction can protect the eye from reflective glare that can bounce off the inside of a sunglass lenses into the eye.

Changing Vision

If you’re now over 40 and have worn prescription contact lenses for short / longsightedness or astigmatism in your younger years but now find your vision requirements are changing there is good news. New technologies and designs have made multifocal contact lenses available in both monthly and daily replacement schedules. Coopervision have also developed a custom-made multifocal contact lens with astigmatism too.  Multifocal contact lenses are very popular and allow those who enjoy the freedoms of wearing contact lenses to do for as long as they like.

Eye Enhancement

Wearing prescription contact lenses are not only limited to providing frameless vision correction but can also offer aesthetic benefits too.  There are various ranges of high-quality prescription colour contact lenses in daily, two weekly or monthly wear, allowing you the change or highlight your own eye colour.  Or you can enhance your eyes without adding colour, making them look bigger, brighter and more youthful.

Contact lens wear should be comfortable and easy while addressing your visual needs, if you’re current lenses are not ticking these boxes talk to your optometrist about the different options available, so you don’t miss out on the benefits that a change may bring.

 

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