Prescription contact lenses are a great option for individuals looking for an alternative to eyeglasses. While the best way to determine if contact lenses are right for you is to consult with your optometrist, there are a number of factors that may affect your choice of contact lenses:
Level of Refractive Error
Certain types of contact lenses are better suited for specific refractive errors. For example, some individuals suffer from presbyopia, a condition in which the corneal lens becomes rigid, resulting in blurred vision at several distances. These patients tend to benefit from multifocal contact lenses, as they provide crisp vision at a range of distances.
The shape and texture of your eye will directly impact your selection of contact lenses. Individuals whose eye shapes interfere with their ability to wear soft or rigid contact lenses may benefit from Wave contact lenses. Unlike other products, Wave contact lenses are created using a specialized video camera and digital computer software in order to match the exact shape and texture of your cornea.
The activities you perform on a daily basis are a good indicator of which contacts may be right for your needs. Active individuals, for example, may benefit from breathable contact lenses, while individuals who smoke may benefit from rigid lenses. Additionally, those who plan to wear their contacts for long periods of time usually benefit from rigid lenses, because they are better-suited for long-term wear.
10/10 Optics is one of the first practices trained and authorized to prescribe Wave contact lenses in the United States. Learn more about these next-generation contact lenses by contacting New York City optometrist Dr. Rozenberg at (888) 508-4018 today! You can also learn more about our designer eyewear or set up a consultation with our optometrists by visiting us online.