Which Contact Lenses Are Right for You?

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If you are considering contact lenses, you should be aware that there are a few different types to choose from. Our team at Main Street Optometry, serving Northport, NY, and the surrounding areas, will be able to help you make this important decision. Keep reading to learn more.

Types of Lenses

You will first want to get acquainted with the different types of lenses available. Here is a list of various types of contact lenses:

Gas Permeable Lenses - These types of lenses have a hard, polished surface. They can sometimes provide sharper vision and offer better optical quality than some other types. These are usually a good choice for astigmatism.

Soft Contact Lenses - These types of lenses are often used when a patient simply wants the most comfortable option. Most patients can adjust comfortably to soft contact lenses quickly. Gas permeable lenses, however, take some time to get used to.

Bifocal - Contact lenses can also come as bifocal lenses. This is often needed for those patients who have presbyopia.

Disposable - Another choice option will be disposable lenses. Many patients find they love the ease and convenience of disposable lenses. Wear them once and throw them away. No cleaning is necessary.

How Do I Know which Lens to Choose?

The best way to determine which lenses will be best for you will be to discuss this with your eye doctor. Our trained optometrist will be able to give you advice on which lenses will work best for your particular eye care needs and circumstances.

To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment for contact lenses, contact us at Main Street Optometry, serving Northport, NY, and the surrounding areas. Call us today at 631-757-6190. 

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