Finding the Right Contact Lenses
With the variety of contacts on the market currently, it can be intimidating to try to find the perfect pair for your eyes. There are many different types of contact lenses, from hard contacts to soft, from daily-wear to monthlies. Finding the right contact can be difficult, but at Golden Vision, our experienced optical specialists can make it easy to find the perfect pair for you.
The Different Types Of Lenses
When considering contacts, the first choice to consider is which lens material will be best for you and will suit your specific needs. Soft lenses are made up of a flexible substance called hydrogel. These lenses are very thin and will conform directly to the eye.
Another in the category of hydrogel lenses are silicone hydrogel lenses, which allow more oxygen to reach the eye. This type of contact lens was developed in 2002 and was quickly adopted as many wearers’ lens of choice because of its natural feel and smooth texture.
Gas-permeable lenses are rigid—but not hard—contacts that still allow oxygen to pass through them. Hybrid contact lenses incorporate both silicone hydrogel and gas-permeable materials, with a rigid, highly focused center and a silicone outer ring to allow for a better fit on the eye.
Hard contacts, also known as PMMA lenses, are made up of polymethyl methacrylate, which is a rigid plastic material. These lenses do not allow for oxygen to be transmitted onto the eye and can take extra adjustment time.
There are also differences in wear time for contacts lenses:
Lenses can be daily wear, meaning that they need to be removed nightly, while others can be worn for up to 30 days. Daily disposable contact lenses are ideal for first-time wearers and those with an active lifestyle because of their easy one-and-done care routine, whereas monthly contacts require strict care to keep them clean. Two-week lenses require daily cleaning but are designed to be changed more often than monthly modalities, so your vision still benefits from fresh lenses.
Choosing the Right Lenses for You
Each type of lens has different benefits to them, so it really depends on what your daily activities are. Active lifestyles call for active contact lenses. Whether you’re an athlete, a busy parent, or someone who is constantly on-the-go, you can’t be held back by an inferior contact. There are a few different types of contact lenses that are can be a perfect match for your lifestyle:
ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ Light Intelligent Technology
Brand-new to the market, these contact lenses are revolutionizing the way people can see with contacts. These contact lenses use photochromic technology, meaning they can seamlessly adapt to changing light, balancing the eye and filtering blue light from electronics and UV rays. They allow the eye to recover from changing light 5 seconds faster than without contacts, helping with reaction time for athletes and parents.
The Transitions™ technology offers all-day enhancement for color definition and helps relieve your eyes by reducing the need to squint in changing-light scenarios. If you feel like you’re constantly shielding your eyes from glare or squinting whenever the light changes, these revolutionary contacts may be just what you’ve been looking for.*
ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day Lenses
ACUVUE® OASYS 1-Day lenses are specially designed to help eliminate dry eye and give your eyes a refreshed feeling all day long, so you won’t have to change them throughout the day. These lenses feature HydraLuxe™, a wetting agent, which creates a smooth and more moisturized contact lenses.
These lenses work with the natural tear film on the eye to provide all-day comfort and clarity. The tear-inspired design for these contacts helps the eye feel less tired, resulting in a longer-lasting contact that can keep up with the busiest of days.
1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST
These contact lenses come embedded with LACREON® Technology, providing a long-lasting cushion of moisture that promotes comfort all day. They offer clarity of vision while eliminating contact dryness and irritation that can arise with other lenses. The moisture-locking technology allows for a silky-smooth feeling as you blink, eliminating any irritation on the eye.
If you are looking for a contact that combines comfort and performance, 1-DAY ACUVUE® MOIST contacts may be your answer. They are proven to be the best for sensitive eyes, blocking irritation for wearers and letting them see clearly without feeling a bulky lens.
Let the Specialists at Golden Vision Help!
At Golden Vision, we know how tricky it can be to pick out the right contact lens for your lifestyle, so our specially-trained eye care professionals are ready to assist with any question you may have about contacts. We know that life doesn’t slow down for you, so you shouldn’t slow down just for contacts. Schedule your appointment today and begin to see life in 20/20 clarity.
* ACUVUE® OASYS with Transitions™ are not a replacement for sunglasses.
Important information for contact lens wearers: ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses are available by prescription only for vision correction. An eye care professional will determine whether contact lenses are right for you. Although rare, serious eye problems can develop while wearing contact lenses. To help avoid these problems, follow the wear and replacement schedule and the lens care instructions provided by your eye doctor. Do not wear contact lenses if you have an eye infection, or experience eye discomfort, excessive tearing, vision changes, redness or other eye problems. If one of these conditions occurs, remove the lens and contact your eye doctor immediately. For more information on proper wear, care and safety, talk to your eye care professional and ask for a Patient Instruction Guide, call 1-800-843-2020 or visit Acuvue.com.