5 Types of Contact Lenses

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Do you want to change your contact lens? Or do you want to switch to contact lens from your glasses? Or do you want to wear contact lenses occasionally? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might have a few questions about the type of contact lenses you should use. The best place to visit is an optical clinic and consult an optometrist about the right contact lenses for your eyes. There are multiple types of contact lenses, and in this article, we’ve listed the five most popular types of contact lenses.

1. Daily Disposable

This contact lens is often called as "dailies." You can use daily disposable contact lens for wearing one day and can throw it after use. The best thing about using this lens is that it does not require any additional products such as contact lens solutions like hydrogen peroxide solutions. If your eyes get dried after using this, then you can use a normal eye drop for it. This type of contact lens is best suited for the people who are busy and don’t want to spend time in cleaning the lens daily. An additional benefit of daily contact lens is that it’s less vulnerable to dust and allergy.

2. Monthly Disposables

These contact lenses are often called as, "monthlies." As the name suggests, it is worn for a month, and thereafter you can dispose of it. Monthly disposables can be cleaned and stored overnight. This is best suitable for those people who want to wear their lenses for 5 or more days a week. Also, monthly disposables are more cost-effective than daily disposable.

3. Soft Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses are made of soft and flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through the cornea. They are easier to adjust and are comfortable than other lenses.

4. Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

These lenses are often referred to as hard lenses or rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. Constant lens wearers can use these lenses. Unlike soft lenses, they don’t contain water, but they still provide high levels of comfort. Gas permeable contact lenses can be more durable than soft lenses. It can be worn for a longer period and can be replaced every 6 to 12 months. These lenses can be perfect for those who have astigmatism.

5. Colored Contact Lenses

Colored contact lenses are generally soft contact lenses. They are available in a range of colors and shades. These lenses can also be worn by those people who don’t require them normally. Contact lenses are zero power and are used to enhance the facial appearance.

If you want to know more about different types of contact lenses, then consult an optometrist who can make you understand your eye’s needs and which lenses are right for you.