Contact Lenses & Lens Care
Focused Eye Care, in Nashua & Milford, offers many options for contact lenses.
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
Your eye care provider can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.
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These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.
Daily Disposable Lenses
If you wear soft contacts, chances are that daily disposable lenses are a good choice for you. They are lighter than weekly or monthly lenses, and have several advantages, perhaps the biggest of which is that you do not have to clean them. You simply open a fresh pack of lenses every day and put them in.
Because they are fresh every day, you also needn’t worry about the potentially harmful build-up of proteins and grime that can result from less-than-perfect cleaning, or even forgetting to clean them.
Not having to clean your lenses every day also saves you time, and the costs of lens fluids and cleaning supplies. When you factor everything in, daily lenses are more convenient, at a comparable cost.
Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses
Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.
In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses.
Color Contact Lenses
Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes.
Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are comparable to GP lenses.
Contact Lens Care
For your convenience, Focused Eye Care also offers a selection of top-of-the-line contact lens care products from the most-respected and safety-conscious companies. They are available off-the-shelf at either of our locations, in Nashua and Milford.
Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Request an appointment for an assessment and advice at Focused Eye Care, and we will be in touch with you shortly.