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Contact lenses are used for a variety of corrective and cosmetic purposes. Understanding the uses for different types of contacts will help you to locate the perfect pair for anything from correcting your vision to accessorizing your Halloween costume. Below are eight terms to be familiar with when purchasing contact lenses.

  • Prescription Contacts – Contacts prescribed by an eye care professional to correct impaired vision. Prescription contacts are prescribed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, or both, as well as, astigmatism.
  • Disposable Contacts – Contacts designed to be worn and disposed of on a daily basis. Disposable contacts do not have to be cleaned and are useful for infrequent contact lens users.
  • Extended Wear Contacts – Lenses designed to be worn continuously for a week to a month before being replaced.
  • Soft Contacts – Lenses made of flexible materials, designed for comfort. Soft contacts can be worn for longer periods of time than traditional rigid contacts, including overnight wear.
  • Rigid Contacts – Lenses made of firm materials, for example, Plexiglas. Rigid or hard contact lenses are useful for correcting astigmatism or for individuals with very poor vision, who need strong correction.
  • Circle Contacts – A type of cosmetic contact lens that covers part of the white of the eye with color, enlarging the appearance of the iris. Circle contacts give the eyes a large, cartoon-like appearance and are very popular in Korea and Japan.
  • Colored Contacts – Cosmetic contacts that cover the iris and change or enhance the color.
  • Costume Contacts – A type of cosmetic contact used for theatrical purposes or as a Halloween accessory. Costume contacts change appearance of the shape and color of the iris.
    Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists Inc
    St.paul, MN 55125
    Our association is dedicated to the public education, advancement, and innovation of contact lenses. Working with patients and optometrists allows us to gain valuable insights to further the industry.
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    Pal Optical
    1555 E New Circle Rd Ste 146, Lexington, KY 40509
    Retail sales of prescription and non-prescription eyewear and accessories. We also have an Optometrist for eye exams and contacts on site.
    (859) 266-3003
    Elliott M Rosengarten OD PSC
    2420 Lime Kiln Ln, Louisville, KY 40222
    Schedule your appointment at our Louisville optometry practice today. We also serve the Prospect, East End and St. Matthews areas in Kentucky.
    (502) 426-5000
    Precision EyeCare & Optical
    760 Campbell Ln Ste 120, Bowling Green, KY 42104
    We provide eye exams, contact lenses, treatment of eye injuries and diseases. We have on on-site optical ;ab as well as eyeglasses on display with both fashion and economy frames. We are where excellence meets the eye!
    (270) 781-3937
    Wood Optical Co Inc
    1169 Eastern Pkwy Ste 1100, Louisville, KY 40217
    Prescriptions filled, plus personalized service and fittings, and designer frames. We also sell sunglasses and eyeglasses, as well as tinted, transition and anti reflective eye lenses.
    (502) 454-0352
    Corydon Optical
    2127 Edsel Ln Nw, Corydon, IN 47112
    (812) 738-1707
    McClanahan Eye Care
    1462 W Lexington Ave, Winchester, KY 40391
    (859) 737-5599
    Peck Opticians
    370 Longview Plz, Lexington, KY 40503
    (859) 276-2573
    Terry W Durham OD
    206 Norris Ct, Glasgow, KY 42141
    (270) 651-7042
    Daniel R Quinlan DR
    609 Broadway St, Paducah, KY 42001
    (270) 443-3202
    Todd M Mcgeorge DR Optmtrst
    2131 Cumberland Ave, Middlesboro, KY 40965
    (606) 242-2278
    Howard E Crum OD
    2465 Nicholasville Rd Ste B, Lexington, KY 40503
    (859) 278-7462
    Professional Eye Care
    341 Court St, Paintsville, KY 41240
    (606) 789-4675
    Eyedeal Eyecare
    1370 W 5th St, London, KY 40741
    (606) 877-1101
    Raley Eye Care
    150 Walton Ave, Bowling Green, KY 42104
    (270) 781-1923
    Russell K Heltsley III DR
    2425 Scottsville Rd Ste 114, Bowling Green, KY 42104
    (270) 846-2500

    Contact lenses serve two main purposes: to improve vision and to change eye color. People with an astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness, or just poor vision usually require glasses or contact lenses in order to see better. Contacts not only improve sight, they can also change a person's eye color for aesthetic purposes. Most contact lenses are soft, although some are hard. Some contacts act as bifocals, and some are disposable. Because they are easily put in and aren't too cumbersome, they are often a preferred alternative to glasses. However, glasses are necessary in some conditions, and some people find contact lenses difficult to insert. Contact lenses are thin glass or plastic circular lenses placed on the cornea of the eye. An optometrist or ophthalmologist can fit patients for both contacts and glasses. They can write prescriptions to be filled on site, off site, or online. There are many types of contacts to choose from, depending on the vision problem, such as oxygen permeable lenses, multifocal, or soft torics, which correct astigmatism. Prices can range from cheap to expensive, depending on brand and quantity ordered. Some are cosmetic, changing eye color from brown to blue or hazel to green. Others are daily, weekly, or monthly wear contacts. They should be comfortable in the eye. It's important to order the correct type of lenses for your needs. Many contact lens providers offer regular sales and discounts, plus insurance often covers all, most, or some of the cost. Patients can order contacts from online suppliers or buy them through their eye doctor's office. If ordering online, a current and valid vision prescription is needed. Usually, the more you buy, the less the overall cost is.
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