Types of Contact Lenses
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are typically made from silicone-hydrogel, which allows oxygen to reach your cornea and nourish the eye as you wear them. Many people consider soft contacts a comfortable, convenient, and cost-effective option.
Soft contact lenses come in numerous varieties, including spherical, toric, and multifocal. We can also help determine how frequently you may need to change your contacts to suit your lifestyle. Daily, bi-weekly, and monthly soft contacts are all available through our practice.
Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses are perfect for those looking for durable contacts that can reliably correct refractive errors like astigmatism. Since these lenses must be specifically designed for individual corneas, they are less commonly prescribed than soft contacts. The durable materials used to create RGP lenses mean that they may only have to be replaced every 2 or 3 years.
Specialty Contact Lenses
Depending on your specific vision needs, you may require contact lenses with other properties. At Bronte Village Eye Care, our eye doctors can recommend numerous specialty lenses, such as:
- Aspheric lenses: these lenses are specifically shaped to correct spherical aberration. The curvature in these lenses is intended to compensate for the irregular curve in your eye that causes refractive errors like astigmatism.
- Toric lenses: toric lenses have different prescriptions along their horizontal and vertical axes and are weighted at the bottom to stay properly oriented during blinking. These lenses are designed to correct moderate to severe astigmatism cases by compensating for the prescription differences in each part of your eye.
- Multifocal lenses: these lenses include different prescriptions in different areas of the lens to help you see clearly at various distances. Think of them as the contact lens equivalent of reading glasses.