One of the easiest and most successful ways to correct vision without wearing eyeglasses is the use of contact lenses. They come in many types of plastic polymers; soft, hard, semi rigid and a combination thereof.
Soft lenses are the most comfortable and can correct myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), presbyopia (blur with reading), and astigmatism. There are also specialized soft lenses which can correct a combination of these.
Gas permeable or hard contact lenses are initially less comfortable but are used to correct more complicated prescriptions such as high astigmatism and irregular corneal curvature due to diseases such as Keratoconus.
Specialized gas permeable contacts are being used to stabilize vision overnight and allow the patient to be free of glasses during waking hours. This specialty contact lens fitting process to correct vision while one sleeps is called Orthokeratology.
Contact lenses have drastically improved over the years and there are many options to fit your needs. The eye care Professionals at Outlook Eyecare are knowledgeable about to most up to date contact lens options.
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