If you are looking for an alternative form of treatment that provides natural vision and will let you eliminate eyeglasses, contact lenses may be the right choice for you. Our dedicated optometrist, Dr. Edward Joseph Malik, at Eyes & Optics in Las Vegas, NV, can examine your eyes and help you find contacts that are meant for your specific condition and will help you see clearly. To learn more about the benefits of contact lenses, we invite you to keep reading!
The Advantages of Contact Lenses
If you haven’t used contact lenses before, you may have some questions or wonder if they will suit you. While these do require a slight adjustment compared to glasses, they offer a multitude of benefits. While glasses can sometimes slip off and be obstructive, contact lenses provide an unobstructed view that allows you to fully immerse yourself in your surroundings. The lenses don’t fog up, alter your appearance, or hinder any physical activities. They are particularly advantageous for sports, as they don’t interfere with your performance and won’t get damaged when you’re handling any sports equipment. In addition, these can be convenient when traveling since they will not be affected by rain or need to be cleaned multiple times during the day.
Types of Contact Lenses
Contact lenses come in different types and primarily falling into two categories: soft lenses and rigid gas-permeable lenses. Soft lenses are made from flexible materials and prioritize comfort and breathability for your eyes. Rigid gas-permeable lenses are made from a more durable material, provide enhanced visual acuity, and are less expensive. Both categories offer a variety of options to choose from, including daily disposable lenses, extended-wear contacts, and scleral lenses.
Specialty contacts may be necessary for individuals with specific eye conditions, such as astigmatism, to correct their vision needs. Astigmatism causes an irregular corneal curvature, resulting in blurry or distorted vision. Toric lenses are designed to provide precise vision correction for astigmatism and ensure clear and sharp visual acuity. Contact lens fittings are often included during an eye exam and allow you to try different types of contacts so that you find the most comfortable and precise option for your eyes.
Contact us for an Appointment Today
Whether you are considering of trying contacts for the first time or wish to alternate between glasses and contacts, Eyes & Optics in Las Vegas, NV, can help. Our optometrist, Dr. Malik, and care team will assess your condition and recommend lenses that will suit your lifestyle and vision. Call us today at (702) 254-0332 to schedule and appointment and to learn about the services that we provide.