Contact lenses are usually comfortable to wear and provide wearers with natural vision, making them a great alternative to eyeglasses. If you're interested in contacts, visit our optometrist in Las Vegas, NV. At Eyes & Optics, Dr. Malik specializes in eye care and can help you find the perfect contact lenses.
The Benefits of Contacts
If you're new to contact lenses, you might not be sure that contacts are right for you. While contacts can be a little more challenging than glasses, they also offer many perks. Glasses can obstruct your field of view, but when you wear contacts, you will be able to see what's happening around you. Contacts can be a great option for people to play sports and since they can't be seen, you may find them easier to wear than eyeglasses.
Different Types of Contact Lenses
Most contact lenses fall into one of two categories. Soft lenses are made from soft, flexible materials and allow the eyes to breathe. Rigid gas-permeable lenses are made from a harder material and are more durable. There are is wide range of contact lenses within these two categories, including:
- Daily disposable lenses
- Extended wear contacts
- Scleral lenses
Talk to our eye doctor if you would like to learn more about the different types of lenses or find contacts that are right for you.
Eye Exams and Contact Lens Fittings
You will need a comprehensive eye exam before you start wearing contacts. The exam can identify issues that could make it difficult for you to wear contacts. During the exam, our optometrist will measure your eye to ensure that your new contacts fit you perfectly. After your exam, you will have an updated prescription and you will have a clearer picture of what you might need from your contacts.
People with certain eye conditions, like astigmatism, may need to wear specialty contacts. Contact lens fittings are often a part of eye exams. During the fitting, you will have the chance to try different types of contacts. That way, you can be sure that the lenses you've chosen are comfortable and provide clear vision.
Make an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Las Vegas, NV
Some people wear contacts exclusively, while others opt to wear contact lenses and eyeglasses occasionally. No matter what you choose, Dr. Malik at Eyes & Optics can help you find the right contacts. Call our team today at (702) 254-0332 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.