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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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    Dawn Rakich, OD
    2267 Nw Military Hwy Ste 106, San Antonio, TX 78213
    Dr. Dawn Rakich is committed to providing compassionate and personalized eye care to patients in Castle Hills and the surrounding communities.
    (210) 340-3535
    Sahnaa Vista Eye Associates
    5626 Walzem Road, San Antonio, TX 78218
    San Antonio optometry office of Dr. Nancy Opara providing outstanding adult and pediatric eye care and different contact lens, ophthalmic lens and frame styles.
    (210) 767-3012
    Clearvision EYECARE & OPTICAL
    4025 E. Southcross Building 5, Suite 26, San Antonio, TX 78222
    Contact us at (210) 971-4281 in San Antonio, TX, to learn more about the eye doctor and optical services at our clinic.Contact us at (210) 971-4281 in San Antonio, TX, to learn more about the eye doct
    (210) 971-4281
    Bandera Vision Source
    8910 Bandera Rd Ste 107, San Antonio, TX 78250
    (210) 682-4300
    11311 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78250
    (210) 682-2253
    Eye-Deal Vision, P.A.
    9822 Potranco Rd Ste 111, San Antonio, TX 78251
    (210) 691-4733
    Eye-Deal Vision PA
    9262 Culebra Rd Ste 106, San Antonio, TX 78251
    (210) 691-4733
    Richard L Delay OD
    2929 Mossrock Ste 125, San Antonio, TX 78230
    (210) 377-0350
    Goldstein Thomas J
    6301 Nw Loop 410 Ste H12, San Antonio, TX 78238
    (210) 520-6353
    Mills Gladys
    6703 Nw Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78238
    (210) 681-1125
    Ingram Eye Care
    6301 Nw Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78238
    (210) 680-6097
    Leon Valley Eye Care
    6755 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX 78238
    (210) 684-5212
    Davis Mark K
    6450 Nw Loop 410 Ste 115, San Antonio, TX 78238
    (210) 521-2085
    Burges William R
    405 Paris St, Castroville, TX 78009
    (830) 538-2241
    Vision Source
    7959 Fredericksburg Rd Ste 137, San Antonio, TX 78229
    (210) 735-5440

    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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