Types of Contact Lenses
Soft– Soft contact lenses are the most common lens type fit today. They can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. They also come in multifocal designs to correct presbyopia. Soft lenses come in various replacement schedules including monthly, biweekly and weekly. More recently, daily contact lenses have gained popularity. These lenses are worn for only one day before being thrown away, eliminating the hassle of cleaning them every night.
RGP– Rigid Gas Permeable, also referred to as hard lenses, are a custom lens design. In some cases, they provide improved vision, durability, and deposit resistance over soft contact lenses. They can be easier to clean, and they’re long-lasting. They are used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Toric– Toric lenses are designed for patients with astigmatism. These lenses are made of soft lens materials.
Multifocals- Multifocal contact lenses can help to correct distance, intermediate and reading vision. Some have a bifocal design with two distinct lens powers — one for your distance vision and one for near. Others have a multifocal design with a gradual change in lens power for a natural visual transition from distance to near.