Contact lenses are a popular way to receive the vision correction you need without resorting to laser eye surgery or using eyeglasses. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 40.9 million Americans age 18 and older wear contact lenses. Even children begin wearing lenses at age 12–or sometimes younger.
What is your interest in contact lenses? Are you looking to correct a refractive error, presbyopia or are just interested in trying out a new eye color? Our Optical Masters staff can help you choose which kind of contact will work best for your needs. We can help you understand how your contact prescription works, how to choose the right lens for your eye and how to identify when you have a problem with your contacts.
Types of Contact Lenses
The contact lenses that we offer our Optical Master’s customers fall into four main categories:
- Daily Disposables. Daily disposables are used to correct short or long sightedness. They’re the healthiest and most convenient way to wear contacts. They give you a fresh, clear lens every day, with no need for solutions. They’re ideal for when you don’t want to wear glasses – either occasionally, part-time or every day.
- Reusables. Reusable contacts are used to correct short or long sightedness. They’re for daily wear, but rather than dispose of them at the end of the day you clean, then store them in a contact lens case until you wear them again. Some of these contact lenses can also be slept in. They’re ideal if you are looking for the most economical lenses. They should be replaced every two or four weeks with a new pair.
- Astigmatic. Astigmatism is a common condition that affects many people – children as well as adults. It is caused by the shape of your eye and results in blurry or distorted vision at all distances, varying with the strength of the astigmatism. Astigmatic contact lenses are specially designed to fit the shape of astigmatic eyes. They are available as daily or reusable contact lenses.
- Multifocal. As you get older presbyopia is a condition that affects almost everyone. The lens of your eye becomes less flexible making it harder to adjust your focus from far to near objects, this makes reading more difficult. We have the technology in multifocal contact lenses that allow you to see both near and far.
Call for an Contact Lenses Consultation
Contact lenses can restore your vision to 20/20 standards so you can live the quality of life you enjoy and want. Knowing which contact lenses would work best for you, your looks, your life, and your needs can feel overwhelming if you are trying to make those decisions on your own. When it comes to eyewear, Optical Masters is here to help you succeed with both your look and your results. Located at two convenient Denver locations–King Soopers Shopping Center off of South Monaco Parkway in Denver and at the Brentwood Shopping Center on Federal Boulevard–Optical Masters can offer you top-rate eye care services and help you with your eye health goals.