Contact lenses are a safe form of vision correction if you follow the proper care and wearing instructions provided by the doctor. The consequences of improper hygiene in caring for your contact lenses may be dangerous.
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses provide good vision and comfort for problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness. There are specialty soft contact lenses designed for astigmatism and presbyopia.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses
RGP or hard contact lenses are more durable and provide sharper vision than soft lenses in some cases such as corneal irregularities or scars. However RGP lenses take longer to adjust to than soft lenses.
There is no age limit to wearing contact lenses, however, you must be responsible enough to care for your contact lenses. Contact lenses are also better for sports than glasses.
Contact Lenses for Presbyopia
Presbyopia is an age-related condition starting at about age 40 where people start to loose the ability to see up close. This condition can be corrected with contact lenses using monovision and bifocal contact lenses. Monovision means wearing a contact lens for near vision on one eye and a lens for distance vision on the other eye. Bifocal contact lenses work very similar to bifocal glasses, allowing you to see all distances with both eyes.
- Get reminders to change your contact lenses on time.