About Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are tiny plastic medical devices that correct vision errors. These devices are placed on the cornea and float on the tear film. Contact lenses are a great alternative to traditional eyeglasses and offer several benefits:
- Contact lenses move with the eye and provide more natural vision correction.
- Well-fitting contact lenses stay in place on the eyes and improve peripheral (side) vision during sports and activities.
- Contact lenses don’t fog up like glasses do.
- Contact lens wearers can wear nonprescription sunglasses. Some contact lenses also provide extra UV protection.
They are extremely flexible, and can be worn when it best suits you. Some patients only wear contacts while playing sports or for special occasions, while others primarily wear contacts. The options are endless!
With the advancements in contact lens technology, there are more options and styles to suit various needs, lifestyles, and budgets than ever before.