One-Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes to Contacts
Your Vision Source Chicagoland optometrist can find the right fit for you.
Contacts are a convenient alternative to eyeglasses for correcting vision and seeing the world clearly. But did you know that contacts come in a variety of materials and advanced designs? And that there are many things to consider when choosing contacts including length of wear, breathability, durability, and contact lens care?
Your Chicago area optometrist will create a custom solution that will improve your vision, preserve your eye health, and ensure comfort with minimal care. Let a Vision Source certified optometrist help you understand some of these options:
These lenses are comfortable to wear and are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. Newer materials like silicone hydrogels provide wearers with increased comfort and improved eye health.There are certain considerations to discuss with your optometrist including care and length of wear.
Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses
Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses are a fairly new advancement in corrective lenses offering improved eye health and sharp vision. There are many benefits to these lenses including breathability and durability. However there is an adaptation period for new users -- talk to your Vision Source optometrist about this option.
In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses. Find out if they are right for you by getting in touch with your Vision Source optometrist.
Color Contact Lenses
Enhance your eye color or even change it completely! Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes.
Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are comparable to GP lenses. Only your optometrist can determine which type is right for you.