Basin Vision Center in Cody offers many options for contact lenses
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
Your eye care provider can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.
Soft lenses are widely considered to be most comfortable to wear and are intended to be replaced either monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type and brand. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism and the need for multifocal lenses.
Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses
Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.
Multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses. These are now available in monthly and daily soft lenses which makes them a great alternative to glasses for even more patients.
Color Contact Lenses
Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes.
Scleral lenses are hard lenses with large diameters that are specifically fitted to each individual patient’s eyes. Scleral lenses provide patients with compromised corneas with the opportunity to achieve excellent vision and comfort. Because of their large size, scleral lenses are quite comfortable and very stable in the eyes, and are often preferred over traditional gas permeable lenses for active patients. Due to the fluid reservoir created with the scleral lens, they are also an excellent treatment for severe dry eyes.