Just like eyeglasses, contact lenses help people with vision clarity issues, an option to help provide them with clear, crisp vision. Corrective contact lenses correct different vision conditions, including astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness. Seeing an eye doctor for a contact lens exam can help determine if you are a good candidate for contacts and if you need especially hard-to-fit contacts.
Our eye doctor at Engle Eyewear in Wilkes Barre, PA, is dedicated to helping patients with their contact lens needs, even those requiring hard to fit contacts. We also serve Scranton, PA, Hazleton, PA, and Kingston, PA.
What Are Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are thin, clear discs you can wear in the eye to help improvise visual clarity. Most contact lenses are made of flexible plastic, while others can be made from thicker, harder plastic. Contacts sit on the tear film that covers the cornea acting as eyeglasses without the need to wear bulky, unflattering frames.
Contact lenses, like eyeglasses, are used to correct vision problems caused by refractive errors. These errors occur when the eye does not bend or properly focus, which results in a blurred image.
What Vision Problems Are Treated with Corrective Contact Lenses?
Corrective contact lenses can help treat various conditions supporting patients suffering from refractive errors in seeing clearly. Common conditions treated with corrective lenses may include myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia.
Types of Corrective Contact Lenses
Various contacts help with different eye conditions, helping improve vision clarity and treat symptoms associated with conditions, including astigmatism. For example, hard contact lenses are rigid gas-permeable lenses, typically made from plastic combined with other materials to help the lenses firmly hold their shape.
Soft contact lenses can be a more comfortable lens option and several other options to treat eye conditions. Common types of soft contact lenses may include daily wear contacts (disposable), extended wear contacts, or more.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist for Hard to Fit Contacts
If you are struggling with the idea of wearing eyeglasses, speak with your eye doctor to discuss the various options for contact lenses. Our optometrist at Engle Eyewear in Wilkes Barre, PA, is here to help you discover how effective wearing contact lenses can be. Call us at (570) 208-1111 to schedule a contact lens eye exam with our optometrist and learn the many benefits of wearing contact lenses. We are here to help you get the best contact lenses for your vision correction needs with a contact lens exam. We also serve Scranton, PA, Hazleton, PA, and Kingston, PA.