There are different types of contact lenses based on what they are made from and how long they are to be worn. There are hard contacts, also called rigid gas-permeable contact lenses, and then there are soft contacts. Some contacts are worn for an extended amount of time, and some are to be worn for only one day. It can be important to get your eye exam every year from an optometrist so that your latest prescription can be worn. When you get soft contacts, they are the most common type of contacts on the market. When you need eye care, call our Arvada, CO, optometry center to see an optometrist on our team for your yearly eye exam. We can also recommend ophthalmology services outside of our office if we believe you need any. We at Arvada Optometric Center are here to help. We also serve Westminster, CO.
Your Contact Lens Exam
When you want to get contacts, you need a contact lens exam that will make sure that you get the contacts you need and that they will give you the clearest vision possible. During this eye exam, you will likely get an examination done on your eyes, and your eyes will be measured for contacts. An optometrist on our team will find out how well the contacts fit your eyes, and your vision while wearing them may be tested. You will be instructed about how to care for your contacts and how often to replace them. Soft contacts can be prescribed in daily wear or extended wear types. For soft contacts that are extended wear, you might need to have the right supplies so that you can store them at night and learn how to use them.
Soft Contact Materials
This type of contact is made from a flexible, soft plastic that lets oxygen pass through them to get to the cornea or the eyes. The cornea is the dome-like, clear tissue that sits on top of the pupil and iris. The contact lens fits over that area and is highly comfortable. Soft contacts are comfortable enough to forget that you have them in, but it's important to remember to take them out. Wearing them overnight, unless they are a specialty type made to wear overnight, can lead to an eye infection. You can avoid an eye infection by learning the correct care and handling of your soft contacts.
Visit Our Optometry Practice
When you need your optometry appointment, call an optometrist in Arvada, CO, on our team to make your appointment for your yearly eye exam. We at Arvada Optometric Center are here to help. If an eye doctor on our team believes you need ophthalmology services, we can help point you in the right direction. Call us at (303) 578-2982 for more information. We also serve Westminster, CO.