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Do You Need Contact Lenses? How to Decide

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If you find yourself squinting to make out the news running on the ticker, may be its time to consider coming to terms with the fact that your eyes need some visual aid. Long gone are the days when you had to bury your face in heavy glasses all day long. Contact lenses have changed the picture completely.

Recent advances in contact lenses technologies mean almost anyone and everyone with eyesight problems can wear them with ease and comfort. Whether you are a long time glasses-wearer or have just started noticing blurriness and vision discomfort, you should consider contact lenses. Let us help you figure out if you need contact lenses.

Too Close for Comfort?

Do you have a hard time viewing things up close? You are longsighted! You need contact lenses that are thicker at the center to concentrate light on your retina. You can choose from soft lenses or more rigid gas permeable lenses (RGPs) depending upon your preference.

How Far Is Too Far?

If you are myopic or shortsighted i.e. you find it difficult to see with clarity objects that are afar, contact lenses that are thinner in the center will help you focus better. If you cannot make out if the kid riding a bike in the park is a boy or a girl you need contact lenses.

Double Minded about Bifocals?

If you have two different visual prescriptions you need bifocal contact lenses. They can be more seamless than the glasses used for same purpose. Multifocal contact lenses suit people with multiple prescriptions very well. Specialized contact lenses like toric lenses can help correct conditions like astigmatism in which the light is focused on different points in the eye.

Wary of Distorted Images?

Glasses are great visual aids, but they do act as a barrier between you and the world around you. The distance between your eyes and the glasses can cause distortion. Because of their design they fail to help you with your peripheral vision. If you are an avid driver or are into sports you need contact lenses.

Does it Hurt?

If you are a person who already suffers from neck pain and headaches, getting glasses especially ill fitted ones, will only exacerbate the condition. The weight and rigidity of the glass frame can cause problems for some.

Is Climate a Concern?

Glasses tend to fog in cold weather, they get blurry in rain and glare is a real issue on sunny days as well as in snow. If you have sensitive eyes or severe eyesight impairment, contact lenses are your best bet.

Do You Care?

Taking care of contact lenses is as simple and easy as doing the same for your glasses. The extended wear reusable and replacement lenses can be worn for weeks continuously without taking them out. They can prove to be a good option for you if you lead a busy life. Moreover, contrary to popular belief they do not unexpectedly fall off. You can trust your contact lenses.

Want to Add Color to Your Life?

Glasses do not have monopoly on trendiness and fashion anymore. Visual aid contact lenses come in different colors and tints, giving you an option to pick a color that matches your personality the most. If you care about looking unique and stylish, you need contact lenses.

We hope you have figured out by now that you need contact lenses if you want to restore your vision to its best without much hassle. It is imperative that as soon as you start experiences eyesight issues, you visit an experienced optometrist and discuss your options regarding contact lenses.

Written by Total Focus

At Total Focus Optometry, we’ve spent the last 70 years building meaningful relationships with our patients and their families. From routine eye exams to contact lens fittings we offer our patients a variety of services to meet their eye care needs.

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