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Contact Lenses: Exploring the Latest Technology

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In the ever-evolving world of vision correction, contact lenses are a remarkable fusion of science and technology. With each passing year, new advancements continue to revolutionize our eye health. From groundbreaking materials that optimize comfort and breathability to cutting-edge multifocal lenses, the latest tech in contact lenses has opened up a realm of possibilities. Let’s explore the latest and greatest in contact lenses, and how these technologies at Vision Gallery can help you.

Daily Disposable Lenses

As the name suggests, daily disposable lenses are not worn for very long. These lenses come in individual packs and are supposed to be worn for only a day before you must discard them.

These lenses are a great leap forward for many people wearing contacts for their convenience and health benefits. The benefit of using daily disposables is that because these lenses don’t spend very much time on your eye, they don’t gather lipids and other deposits from your eye, which can become a problem. Moreover, daily contact lenses offer increased convenience as they don’t require any storage or maintenance.

Multifocal Lenses

These lenses are an incredible technological achievement because they contain multiple prescriptions in the same lens. As we age, we may notice that focusing on close objects can become difficult. This is a natural consequence of aging, called presbyopia, but multifocal lenses offer an amazing solution.

Instead of sets of lenses for close viewing, another set for intermediate distance, and yet another for long-range sight, multifocals can combine these ranges all into one set of lenses, providing convenience and functionality for your eyes. Your eyes might take a bit of time to adjust to these lenses, but the convenience is well worth it.

Toric Lenses

Toric lenses are a different shape from most conventional lenses. Regular contact lenses are spherical and shaped like the outside of a round ball. Toric lenses, on the other hand, are elongated in shape, similar to the shape of a football.

These special lenses are used to correct astigmatism, a condition where your vision can be distorted due to your eyes being a different shape than normal. Because of their unique shape, toric lenses need to be very carefully fitted to make sure they work correctly. The advantage of these lenses is that they can correct astigmatism, which other lenses often can’t do.

Scleral Lenses

Finally, scleral lenses are an incredible solution for patients with hard-to-fit eyes. There is no standard scleral lens as each one is custom-made for your eyes. Scleral lenses are bigger than regular lenses because they are built to rest not on your cornea, but on the sclera, or white part of your eye.

Even though these lenses are rigid, rather than soft, they are often more comfortable than soft contact lenses. Because they are so big, dust and debris very rarely get inside to irritate your eyes. Scleral lenses are used to treat keratoconus, a condition where your eye does not maintain its proper shape. These lenses can help keep your eyes in the right shape, and keep your vision clear.

Schedule Your Contact Lens Exam in Katy Today!

Contact lenses are more effective than they’ve ever been, thanks to all the innovations. Regardless of your contact lens needs, there is an option out there for you.

Call us at Vision Gallery in Katy, Texas at 281 393 4073 to schedule an appointment today.