Contact lenses are a popular way for people to improve their vision while maintaining their appearance. There are many types of contacts to choose from. Which ones are right for you?

Before choosing your next pair of contacts, here is some important information to educate you on the various types of contacts.

Soft Contact Lenses
The popular choice
The most popular choice of contact lenses, soft contacts have high water content and are often made from thin flexible plastics. Depending on the material used to make them, the lens can last anywhere from one day to one month before needing to be disposed of.

Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Have astigmatism?
Also known as oxygen permeable lenses or hard lenses, this type of contact lens allows oxygen to flow between the lens and the eye’s cornea. Although most users may find this lens type uncomfortable to wear, they are really designed for special cases of people who need contact lenses. For example, Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses are a good fit for people with astigmatism.

Disposable Contact Lenses
A more convenient lens
Another popular choice for contact lenses is disposable contacts. The reason for their popularity is how convenient they are for people. There are different types of disposable lenses to choose from based on when they should be disposed of. The options are daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly. These contact lenses must be removed nightly.

Extended Wear Lenses
A longer lasting lens
These contacts can be worn overnight. You should clean extended wear lenses at least once a week. These lenses are being less recommended to wear since extended use can lead to eye infections.

Cosmetic Contact Lenses
For when you want to have fun
These lenses can change the color or appearance of your eye. Cosmetic lenses should only be worn with a prescription. By wearing contacts that are not prescribed for you, you risk scratching your eye or getting an infection.

After you pick up your contact lenses, how do you clean them? Don’t worry because we have a simple guide for cleaning your contacts.

No matter what contacts you are looking for, the Roslyn Eye Centre has them.  By working with Contact Lens Warehouse, we offer a fast and convenient way for you to replace your contacts online! Roslyn Eye Centre provides the best in contact lens and eyewear care for our Long Island community.

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