If you’re ready to trade in your eye glasses for contact lenses, you should see a professional optometrist at a high quality Baltimore optical shop like one of ours at Quality Optical of Columbia. The optometrist will need to do a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you’re a candidate and then a contact lens exam and fitting will follow.
While not everyone is a candidate for contact lenses, due to modern advancements in technology, most people are. There are many different types of contact lenses to choose from. Your professional optometrist can make recommendations after she has completed your contact lens exam and fitting. The appropriate contact lenses should correct your vision, fit correctly and be comfortable to wear. The two main types of contact lenses are soft lenses and hard lenses. Soft contact lenses are the most frequently prescribed and are very popular because they are extremely comfortable. There are soft contact lenses available for astigmatism and over-night. Soft contacts are now available in multifocal. There are a variety of soft contacts lenses which include: daily wear, disposable, color-changing, and extended wear. Daily wear can be worn for up to 18 hours but then must be removed and cleaned at night. Disposable contacts can be worn for one full day but then they must be discarded. Color-changing lenses change the color of your eyes. They can be worn even if no vision correction is needed; solely for cosmetic purposes. Extended wear contact lenses can be worn overnight. Hard contact lenses are not as comfortable as soft contact lenses but they are sometimes needed. Hard contact lenses also called rigid or gas permeable, offer sharper vision and can correct astigmatism and nearsightedness. When you come to our Baltimore optical shop, Quality Optical of Columbia, our eye care professional will ensure that you receive the best contact lenses for you.
Make an appointment with our professional optometrist today. One of our Baltimore optical shop associates would be happy to set up your contact lens consultation.