Contact lenses are another popular option for addressing vision problems nowadays. They are preferred over glasses for their convenience in daily life and provide a more confident feeling. However, there are various types of contact lenses available. We would like to invite everyone to explore and get to know the different types of contact lenses, so that you can find out which type suits your vision and lifestyle best.
1. Rigid Contact Lenses
Rigid contact lenses are made from durable, clear plastic that used to be impermeable to oxygen in the past. However, they have been developed into semi-rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses, allowing some oxygen to pass through. These lenses provide sharp vision and have a long lifespan, making them suitable for individuals with complex vision issues such as severe nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or irregularly shaped corneas, as well as those with significant dry eye problems.
2. Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are the most popular type, made from soft, flexible plastic that allows easy oxygen permeability. They are more comfortable to wear compared to rigid lenses. Soft contact lenses are suitable for individuals with common vision issues such as mild to moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness, and regular astigmatism. They are ideal for daily use, and there are options for both daily and extended wear. Daily wear lenses are designed to be removed at the end of the day, and extended wear lenses can be worn overnight, but they need to be removed for cleaning on a weekly basis.
3. Hybrid Contact Lenses
Hybrid contact lenses are a special type that combines both soft and rigid components in a single lens. The lens's outer part is soft, providing comfort, while the central portion is rigid, allowing for clear vision. These lenses are suitable for individuals with mild nearsightedness or astigmatism, especially those who experience lens rotation with soft lenses or discomfort with rigid lenses. Hybrid contact lenses can address these challenges effectively.
Now that you've learned about the different types of contact lenses, choose the one that suits your vision needs and lifestyle. For personalized advice, you can consult with BVAX Master at any eyewear store. Our vision experts are ready to assist you in finding the perfect fit for your eyes and lifestyle.