Types of Contact Lenses
If you have recently decided to switch to contact lenses, then you know that there are also various types of contact lenses available.
The most common types are Soft Contact Lenses, Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses, Disposable Contact Lenses, and Tonic Contact Lenses.
To help you make an informed choice, we have explained below the difference type of contacts lenses and feature.
Soft contact lenses are made with soft and flexible plastics such as hydrogel that allow more passage of oxygen through to the cornea. They are made through the latest optical technology procedures. As a result, the soft lens is more breathable, which is what makes them more popular.
Ridid Gas Permeable Lenses
Rigid gas permeable lenses (RGPs) are made of durable plastics that make them a little rigid as compared to soft lenses. It makes them resistant to any kind of deposit build-up, thereby giving a sharper vision to the wearer.
If you choose these types of contact lenses, it may take you a few weeks to get used to wearing them as they are not as comfortable as soft lenses. Not very common among Contact lens wearers due to a steeper adaptation curve in terms of comfort.
Disposable Contact Lenses
Disposable contact lenses refer to those lenses which can be frequently replaced after usage. Disposable contact lenses are available as daily disposable, monthly disposable, quarterly disposable, and yearly disposable. If they are daily disposable contact lenses, then you can wear them for a day and then use a fresh pair the next day.
On the other hand, monthly disposable contact lenses can be replaced after using them for up to 29 days. It would help if you usedsoft contact lens care solutions for cleaning, disinfection, and storing the reusable disposable contact lenses such as quarterly, monthly, or yearly disposable.
Toric Contact Lenses
Toric lenses are prescribed for patients who require cylindrical correction. In other words, toric lenses are used to treat eye issues such as near-sightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. These lenses have different powers in different meridians of the contact lens. Thus, toric lenses have mechanisms for stabilizing the lens (such as prism ballast)and avoid any axial rotation. These types of contact lenses are exceptionally breathable and, therefore, safe for extended usage.
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