Contact Lenses

Rigid Gas-Permeable (RGP)
Made of slightly flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the eyes.

Daily-Wear Soft Lenses
Made of soft, flexible plastic that allow oxygen to pass through to the eyes

Available for overnight wear in soft or RGP lenses

Extended-Wear Disposable
Soft lenses worn for an extended period of time, from one to six days and then discarded.

Planned Replacement
Soft daily wear lenses that are replaced on a planned schedule, most often either every two weeks, monthly or quarterly.

Reasons To Consider Contact Lenses
• Contact lenses move with your eye, allow a natural field of view, have no frames to obstruct your vision and greatly reduce distortions.
• They do not fog up, like glasses, nor do they get splattered by mud or rain.
• Contact lenses do not get in the way of your activities.
• Many people feel they look better in contact lenses.
• Contact lenses, compared to eyeglasses, generally offer better sight.

Some Things To Remember About Contact Lenses

• Contact lenses, when compared with glasses, require a longer initial examination and more follow-up visits to maintain eye health; and more time for lens care.
• If you are going to wear your lenses successfully, you will have to clean and store them properly; adhere to lens wearing schedules; and make appointments for follow-up care.
• If you are wearing disposable or planned replacement lenses, you will have to carefully follow the schedule for throwing away used lenses.

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