There are many different eye conditions that require specific kinds of contact lenses, but finding the right kind isn’t always easy. There are lenses designed for certain eye conditions, such as astigmatism, dry eyes, keratoconus, etc. but comfort is a very important aspect of correcting your vision, so be sure to find lenses that fit your eye properly.
Soft Contact Lenses are typically the best option for most people. They allow the eye to breathe and receive moisture, and can be helpful for people suffering from dry eye as well. Most of these lenses are disposable, so you can revive your eyes with a fresh pair of lenses whenever necessary.
Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses are hard contact lenses that provide correction for very poor vision and conditions causing blurry vision, such as astigmatism. The lenses provide very clear vision and will not slide on the eye as much as a soft lenses, but they aren’t as comfortable and can be a difficult adjustment. However, they are durable and can improve very poor eyesight to nearly 20/20 vision.
Toric Lenses are designed specifically for astigmatism. They are made for both hard and soft contact lenses, which has been helpful for many people that have astigmatism but have difficulty wearing hard lenses. Toric Lenses are the preferred contact lenses for people with astigmatism.
Call our office today at (816) 781-0500 to learn more about hard to fit contacts.