Prescription Contacts


Prescription contacts have made much advancement over the years. It used to be that a consumer could only purchase hard contacts. Today there are many types of prescription contacts on the market. Today prescription contacts come in hard and soft lenses. They also come in different colors. People can choose many different colors, such as blue, green, brown, yellow and even purple to change their eye color.


Prescription contact lenses are available to help with many different types of vision correction needs. Contact lenses are available to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and even presbyopia, which is an age-related condition where the eye has difficulty focusing on close objects, such as the instructions on your prescription bottle or the menu at a restaurant. There are even contacts that can correct astigmatism, which is a fairly recent development.


Contact lenses available to correct presbyopia are great because they eliminate the need for reading glasses. This type of prescription contact lens is available in bifocal or multifocal versions, and your eye care professional can help you determine which type of contact lens will work best for you. Bifocal contacts usually have two concentric rings one to correct far vision, and the other to correct near vision. Multifocal contacts have many sections of both prescriptions scattered over the lens: with a bit of an adjustment period, the eye learns to use the correct section at the right time.


It is important for someone who wears glasses or contacts to get an eye exam once a year to ensure that the prescription has not changed.


There are many different types of prescription contact lenses available check with your eye doctor to see which is best for you!



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