Soft contact lenses
Soft contact lenses are the most popular type of contact lenses. These lenses are made from a flexible, soft plastic that allows oxygen to pass through to the cornea, keeping your eyes comfortable and healthy.
While soft contact lenses are a popular choice, they’re not suitable for everyone. Certain “hard-to-fit” conditions such as dry eye, astigmatism, and keratoconus may require more specialized lenses for better comfort and vision correction.
Rigid gas permeable contact lenses
Rigid gas permeable contact lenses are made from a durable, semi-rigid material that maintains its shape on the eye, providing clearer and sharper vision than soft contact lenses. They’re a great option for individuals with astigmatism or keratoconus.
Scleral contact lenses
Scleral lenses are larger than regular lenses and sit on the white part of your eye (the sclera). Scleral lenses are an excellent treatment option for patients with keratoconus or irregularly shaped corneas. These lenses improve vision by adapting to the shape of the eye and creating a smooth, regular surface for light to enter the eye. The lenses also trap moisture between the eye and the lens, keeping the eye hydrated throughout the day and relieving dry eye symptoms.
Multifocal contact lenses
Multifocal contact lenses are special lenses that allow you to see clearly at different distances without needing glasses. The bottom part of the lens is for seeing things up close, and the top part is for seeing things far away. These lenses are a good option if you have a vision problem like myopia and then develop presbyopia, which is the gradual loss of your eye’s ability to focus on near objects as you get older.
Toric contact lenses
If you have astigmatism, which means an irregularly shaped cornea, then toric lenses may be the perfect solution for you. Astigmatism can cause blurry or distorted vision and make it difficult to focus on objects both near and far. Toric lenses have a unique shape that allows them to bend light in a specific way, accounting for the irregular surface of the cornea.
For those looking to change their eye color or enhance their natural color, we offer cosmetic lenses both with and without vision correction. It’s crucial to remember that all contact lenses, including cosmetic lenses, need to be properly fitted by an eye care professional to avoid complications.
Schedule a contact lens exam in TampaAt I-Care Optical in Tampa, Florida, we’re committed to helping you find the perfect pair of contact lenses that meets your vision needs and lifestyle. Our eye doctor Dr. Patel is an expert at ensuring your contacts fit properly and provide you with clear, comfortable vision. Book an eye exam with us today and let us know if you’re considering contact lenses or are already wearing them.
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