After this thorough examination of your eyes, it is time to choose your contact lenses. With advancements in contact lens technology and materials, there are several types to choose from:
The most common type of contact lens, soft lenses are made using hydrogel or silicone hydrogel. They range in types from extended-wear to daily disposables.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses
Rigid gas permeable lenses are less popular than soft contact lenses but remain a viable option for many patients. Helpful for people with severe astigmatism or whose eyes require more breathable contacts.
Toric lenses are shaped to fit irregularly shaped corneas or astigmatism and are specially designed to prevent objects from looking blurred, tilted, or stretched. Specially-weighted to keep them from rotating and moving on the eye, toric lenses need to be specially fitted by your optometrist.
Multifocal contact lenses contain two or more prescriptions in one lens. Helpful for people with presbyopia, they allow the ability to see clearly at all distances without having to switch between different glasses or contact lenses.