Contact lenses have become more versatile than ever before. They can make most people less dependent on eyeglasses, barring the presence of certain eye diseases. The lenses of today are usually quite comfortable, easy to care for, and offer excellent vision. All this makes them a great choice for athletes, people with active lifestyles, or just anyone who wants a break from glasses!
Not sure if contacts will work for you? Contact lenses can correct for most refractive vision problems, including:
- Nearsightedness (myopia)
- Farsightedness (hyperopia)
- Age-related need for reading glasses (presbyopia)
Contact lenses come in both hard and soft varieties, with soft lenses being by far the most popular choice. Soft contact lenses in particular are quite flexible; they come in 1-month, 2-week, 1-day disposable and extended-wear versions. Tarantino Cho Eye Center does fit hard contact lenses, especially for patients with certain corneal issues, such as keratoconus, and for those patients who have already become accustomed to them.
The best way to tell if contact lenses are right for you is to schedule an evaluation with a contact lens specialist, such as Dr. Burroughs.
View an educational presentation about contact lenses below