Contact lens

Contact lens

Contact lenses are thin, curve-shaped lenses that fit directly on the surface of the eyes to correct refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism, or to treat conditions such as keratoconus or they may prescribe following a surgery or after corneal injuries. They are invisible and popular alternatives to glasses that can facilitate your everyday tasks.

There are two types of contact lenses in general including soft contact lenses and hard contact lenses. Soft contact lenses are made from gel-like, water-containing plastics called hydrogels which make them more flexible, comfortable, and popular than hard contact lenses. However, they are more expensive and fragile than hard contact lenses.

Hard contact lenses are rigid lenses that are made of gas-permeable materials that allow oxygen to pass through and reach the eyes. The two main types of hard lenses are conventional hard lenses (PMMA) and rigid gas-permeable lenses (RGP).

Bifocal contact lenses work like bifocal eyeglasses. They have two powers to correct both distant and near vision. Bifocal contacts come as both soft and hard lenses.

Toric contact lenses are special lenses for people with astigmatism. They are Like bifocal lenses that come in soft or hard forms and have two powers, one for astigmatism and another for myopia or hyperopia if either of these conditions is also present.

In this center, top-ranked ophthalmologists and optometrists help you and guide you to choose the right type of lenses according to your eye condition, lifestyle, budget, and personal preference.