When people are diagnosed with a vision condition that requires them to wear corrective lenses, they often wonder whether they should wear contact lenses. While there are pros and cons to every vision correction method, many people find the many benefits of wearing contacts to outweigh the drawbacks. If you're interested in wearing contact lenses, see an optometrist on our team for your eye exam and contact lens fitting. To see one of our optometrists, call our Arvada, CO, office to make your eye appointment. We at Arvada Optometric Center are here to help.
About Soft Contacts and Specialty Contacts
There are both regular contact lenses and specialty contacts. Most people can wear regular soft contacts, but there are many people who can't. The shape of the eye is very important for the fit of contact lenses. When you have your eye exam, an optometrist will look at the shape of your eye and may measure it as well. If your eyes aren't the normal shape, you may need to wear specialty contacts. When you have gotten your regular soft contacts or your specialty contacts, you will have your contact lens fitting to make sure that they fit you well and feel comfortable.
You may also need specialty contacts if you suffer from dry eye or specialty eye conditions such as keratoconus.
Benefits of Contact Lenses
There are many great benefits to choosing contact lenses for your vision correction method. They tend to be highly convenient in most situations. Because they don't generally need any attention during the day once they're in, many people like that they don't have to think much about their contacts all day. While glasses must be cleaned often as well as adjusted, contacts don't need a thing until it's time to take them out.
It can be easy to get into the habit of putting them in during the morning and taking them out at night. They are great at correcting vision, and they can be highly comfortable when they're worn. Soft contacts generally can't be felt at all once they're in place. If you need specialty contacts, they may have no feeling, or you may be able to feel them just a little. Like contact lens care, you can get used to it over time. They're also great for when you're playing sports, running, exercising, etc., because they are not likely to fall out.
See an Optometrist on Our Team for Contact Lenses
When you are in Arvada, CO, and need to see an optometrist for your soft contacts or specialty contacts, call us at (303) 424-5282 for Arvada Optometric Center to make your appointment.