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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.
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    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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    Doctors of Optometry
    275 W. Kaahumanu Ave. Ste. 1010, Kahului, HI 96732
    Our optometrists are here to offer you complete eye-care services. We provide a variety of procedures, including surgery, testing, treatment, and prescription lens services for your eye health.
    (808) 877-4766
    Mid Pacific Eyecare
    1580 Makaloa St Ste 590, Honolulu, HI 96814
    (808) 947-0111
    A Yamamoto Optician
    1020 Piikoi St, Honolulu, HI 96814
    (808) 591-8540
    Samuel C Lo OD MD
    1441 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 418, Honolulu, HI 96814
    (808) 949-2000
    Obrig Hawaii Contact Lens
    1481 S King St Ste 302, Honolulu, HI 96814
    (808) 949-2020
    Ala Moana Eyecare Associates LLC
    1450 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 1247, Honolulu, HI 96814
    (808) 946-3937
    Inspecs
    1050 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 1325, Honolulu, HI 96814
    (808) 591-0136
    Janel SATO OD
    1100 Ward Ave Ste 1000, Honolulu, HI 96814
    (808) 792-3937
    Cherilyn S Lai L OD
    1580 Makaloa St Ste 590, Honolulu, HI 96814
    (808) 947-0111
    Vanlangeveld Michael DR & Associates
    1050 Ala Moana Blvd Ste 1325, Honolulu, HI 96814
    (808) 591-6601
    Dennis M Kuwabara DR Optmtrst
    1441 Kapiolani Blvd Ste 1520, Honolulu, HI 96814
    (808) 973-2015
    Togikawa Tim K OD Inc
    2525 S King St Ste 301, Honolulu, HI 96826
    (808) 955-1700
    A Big Eyewear Emporium/Sunglass Boutique
    737 Bishop St Ste 110, Honolulu, HI 96813
    (808) 523-6484
    Eugene K Young L OD DR
    1125 Bethel St, Honolulu, HI 96813
    (808) 533-7478
    Shades of California
    1088 Bishop St Ste 100, Honolulu, HI 96813
    (808) 521-3937


    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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