Finding the Right Contact Lenses For Your Needs

Prescription contact lenses are an excellent alternative to traditional eyewear, with many preferring the convenience and appearance of contacts. While contacts can require more care and responsibility, the benefits may outweigh the downsides for many consumers. Today we will take a look at the varieties as well as the benefits of contact lenses.

Extended Wear vs. Disposable Daily

As the name implies, extended-wear prescription contact lenses allow for continuous use. Some options allow for around a week of usage before disposal, while others can offer a lifespan reaching one month. The flexible plastic of these lenses allows for oxygen to reach the cornea, keeping your eyes safe and healthy. Some options even allow for overnight wear, but it is important to keep in mind that most prescription contact lenses suggest rest without lenses now and then.

Disposable contact lenses, on the other hand, have a more strict usage limit. These lenses need to be removed and disposed of daily, meaning a new pair will be required each day. While many may find this inconvenient, the cleanliness and easier-to-follow routine may be suitable for many. With disposable lenses, you never have to worry about eye irritation due to overuse or forgetting to switch out your lenses each month.

Soft vs. Rigid

Prescription contact lenses tend to fall into one of two categories: soft or rigid. Soft lenses, typically used for extended wear options, allow for oxygen to easily pass through. They are also a bit easier to get used to, as their lighter nature can cause less irritation when first starting out. Many find there to be a smaller period of adjustment with this option. If your concern with contacts is potential discomfort, soft lenses may be the best option.

Rigid contact lenses, while less comfortable at first, better resist buildup and provide clearer vision. These prescription contact lenses are also more durable, meaning tears are far less common. If your main concern with prescription contact lenses is the potential for tears, damage, and longevity, rigid lenses are likely a better fit for you.

No matter which prescription contact lenses seem like the best fit for you, it is important to consult the experts at Gordon Optical to find the perfect fit for your lifestyle and preferences. We take the time to finetune your prescription and make sure you are fully satisfied.



Gordon Optical has been proudly serving the community of Lexington since 1935. Our teams of licensed opticians pride themselves on their dedication to the field and to their patients and customers. If you’re in need of Optometry services prior to selecting new frames, visit our affiliated Optometrist conveniently located next door to our Lexington location Gordon Eye Associates

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