Contact lenses are thin, clear disks of plastic that float on the surface of the eye. Like eyeglasses, they correct vision and are just as safe to use.
Contact lenses help correct the same conditions that eyeglasses do, such as hyperopia (farsightedness), myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (blurred vision due to the shape of the cornea), and presbyopia (inability to see close up).
There are many different kinds of contacts, including multifocal, color, astigmatism, and silicone hydrogel.
After a thorough eye exam and consultation, patients who qualify for contact lenses can discuss which type is right for them. All contact lenses require special care and require regular follow-up visits to ensure your eyes remain healthy. Depending on your lifestyle and the health of your eyes, contact lenses may be right for you.