If you don't like the way eyeglasses look or feel on your face, you're not alone. The good news is, an eye doctor at Richards & Wegener, Optometrists can help you find the perfect contact lenses for your needs.
Are Contacts Right for You?
The first thing you need to think about if you're considering contact lenses is whether they're the right solution for you or not. While contacts are a little less intrusive than eyeglasses in a lot of ways, there are also a lot of things to get used to when you switch over to contact lenses. Some people simply aren't comfortable putting contact lenses in their eyes and taking them out each day.
It's also important to ask your eye doctor if your vision condition can be treated with contact lenses. While there are now several specialty contact lenses available, there are still some conditions for which an eye doctor will recommend some type of eyeglasses rather than contact lenses.
Soft contact lenses are the most commonly used type because they're simple and effective. Soft contact lenses can be used to treat a range of conditions, plus they easily conform to the shape of your eyes. The softness of these lenses also makes them more comfortable for long-term wear for many users.
Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
Dryness was a problem for a long time with rigid contact lenses, but rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contacts are a great solution to that problem. These lenses are designed to be permeable, which means your eyes stay moisturized and get plenty of air. Plus, RGP lenses are often used in cases where soft lenses aren't an option, so it could be that this is the best solution for you. Regardless, RGP contact lenses are great in terms of visual performance.
If you have an ocular disorder that can't be treated with RGP or soft lenses, you can also get several specialty lenses and bifocal contacts from our Liberty eye doctor. Even if you don't have a mild vision problem that's typically treated with contact lenses, a good specialist can still find contact lenses that work for you.
Schedule an Exam
If your eyeglasses are interfering with your day or lowering your self-esteem, switching to contact lenses may be a smart choice for you. At Richards & Wegener, Optometrists, our eye doctors can help find the perfect contact lenses for your needs. Call us today to schedule an appointment and transform the way you treat your vision problems.