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Are Contact Lenses right for you or your child?

Wave Contact Lenses in Houston


Have you been told before that you cannot wear contact lenses? Contact lenses are a terrific alternative to glasses and offer many benefits over glasses. By offering more natural vision, they help to reduce peripheral distortions that glasses may create, reduce glare, and promote safer driving at night.

Contact lenses are quite safe and can be very beneficial to children. Some of the advantages include the elimination of the stigma of wearing glasses during school. They help to build self-confidence, while also allowing children to be involved in activities that may, otherwise, be hindered with glasses. There have also been studies to show that contact lenses can help to reduce the progression of myopia (nearsightedness).

Contact lenses can correct myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Many patients wear bifocals, progressives, or reading glasses from the drugstore, not knowing that they may be a good fit for contact lenses that may free them from the restraints of glasses. Multifocal or monovision contacts can be employed to help those patients over 40 that may need to reach for their reading glasses.

While contact lenses can correct a variety of routine conditions, they can also be employed in patients with corneal diseases such as keratoconus, corneal ectasia (a condition resulting in an irregular cornea causing blurred vision), and high amounts of astigmatism. In these cases, scleral contact lenses can be employed. Scleral lenses can be used with these types of corneal conditions to give the patient a new cornea, so to speak. Many of these patients cannot obtain proper vision with glasses, and scleral lenses give them the ability to see more clearly.

Studies estimate that 20 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from dry eye syndrome. Of those affected, many people use over the counter or prescription eye drops. And of those, many believe that contact lenses aren’t an option for them. While they may be right about certain types, there are solutions to help patients who suffer from dry eye. Several soft contact lenses can be used in mild to moderate dry eye with great success. In extreme cases of dry eye, scleral contact lenses can be used to, not only help the patient see better, but to help relieve the symptoms of dry, watery, or burning of the eyes.

Source: summiteyecare

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