Eye health is an important aspect of maintaining a high quality of life. It is important to care for your vision so you can maintain healthy eyes. This includes wearing corrective eyewear if you have a refractive error. Corrective eyewear includes contact lenses and glasses. Many people choose contacts for their simplicity. However, starting to wear contacts can be a difficult process. At Pearland Eye Care in Houston, TX, our optometrist will determine your prescription and answer all your questions about contacts.
Do Contacts Require a Special Prescription?
If you choose to wear cosmetic lenses, including lenses that change your eye color, you may not need a prescription. However, if you do have a vision issue that requires corrective eyewear, you need a prescription. Our eye doctor will perform an eye exam to determine your prescription. We will also will perform a contact lens fitting to determine what size contact lenses you need.
What Are Some Advantages of Contacts?
Many people decide to wear contacts instead of eyeglasses. Contacts look more natural and won’t fall out. Contacts will also fully cover the lens of the eye, increasing your use of peripheral vision. Additionally, vision is no longer obstructed due to the types of frames glasses require to hold lenses. They are also not directly affected by most weather, meaning you will no longer accumulate raindrops on your lenses while outside or have them fog up as you come back inside. There are also specialized contact lenses for those who cannot wear traditional ones.
What Types of Contacts Are There?
As with eyeglasses, there are a variety of contact lenses available. These can include:
- Daily wear: These are great if you only wish to wear contacts for certain events or short periods of time. They should be removed each day for cleaning.
- Extended wear: These contacts can be worn for longer periods of time before cleaning.
- Daily disposable: These lenses are only meant to be worn for one day and are then thrown out.
- Toric: These contacts are designed to treat astigmatism.
- Multifocal: These contacts offer the same vision benefits of bi-focal glasses. They are used if you have more than one vision condition.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist in Houston, TX
If you would like to wear contacts, our eye doctor can help. At Pearland Eye Care in Houston, TX, we provide contact lenses and a variety of other optical and eye care services. Our optometrist will determine what lenses are right for you. Call us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more.