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Q & A:  Contact Lenses – Standard

I know a little about soft lenses. Can you tell me more?

In our office we prescribe for many different types of contact lenses are many people are surprised to learn there are so many different types. Many people only know about soft lenses and may have heard about gas permeable lenses.

Each has its advantage. Soft lenses are very popular because they are comfortable almost immediately. Gas permeable lenses have the advantage of sharper clearer vision, longer life, better eye health, and are easier to care for. Together we will decide what will work best for you. Some people are driven by comfort and that is their higher priority. For others, particularly those who have dry eye due to contact lens wear, other lenses work better. People who have a higher need for sharper vision, particularly on the computer, may benefit from gas permeable lenses.