Your eyes are unique, and there are many factors that can contribute to answering this important question.
By working as a partner with your eye doctor, we’re here to help you arrive at an informed decision about which contact lenses are best for you.
First, let’s cover some basic information about your eye health and whether you’re nearsighted, farsighted, or have astigmatism.
Contact lenses for astigmatism
We’re often asked, “What type of lens is best for astigmatism?” Great question! These are toric contact lenses, and they can help correct your vision if both near and far objects appear blurry to you.
Read our article on astigmatism.
Presbyopia: What is it?
Upon reaching age 40 - 45, you may start to find reading objects up close more difficult. This happens to everyone. This farsightedness is called “presbyopia,” and it can be easily corrected with multifocal or bifocal contact lenses.
Read our article on presbyopia.
What is farsightedness (hyperopia)?
Farsightedness—or “hyperopia,” as your eye doctor may call it—refers to the ability to see things in the distance clearly, but objects up close may appear blurry. Unlike presbyopia, farsightedness can occur at any age. Both eye glasses and contacts can correct this problem.
Read our article on farsightedness.
What is nearsightedness (myopia)?
Nearsighted, short sighted, and myopic: It all means the same. With this condition, you have the ability to see near objects clearly, but distant objects may be out of focus. As with farsightedness, eye glasses, contact lenses, and surgery can correct this problem.
Read our article on nearsightedness.
Dailies, two-week, or monthly: What’s best for me?
Soft contact lenses are extremely comfortable and improvements in manufacturing now offer you a variety of disposable contact lens choices. Whether you prefer one day contacts (dailies), or two-week contact lenses, ask your eye doctor which wear and replacement schedule is right for you.
Read our article on daily contact lenses.
You have a choice when it comes to eye wear.
Your optometrist can provide the correct prescription for your vision needs. We then partner with your eye doctor to provide you with the right contact lenses to fulfill these needs.
Nothing in this article is to be construed as medical advice, nor is it intended to replace the recommendations of a medical professional. For specific questions, please see your eye care practitioner.