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Posted on 02-02-2017

Types of Contact Lenses From Eyes Over Copley, Our Optometrist in Boston

You may know that our optometrist in Boston carries several types of contact lenses, but do you know the benefits and uses of all the lenses we offer? 

Woman putting a contact lens in.

Types of Contacts Our Eye Doctor in Boston Offers

Our Boston optometrist offers many different types of contact lenses, including the following: 

  • Daily contacts- Daily contacts, also known as daily disposable contacts, are intended for short-term use. While these cost more since you go through pairs regularly, daily lenses are hygienic. Since deposits will not build up on the contact lenses, they may be more comfortable, especially for individuals with eye allergies.
     
  • Rigid gas permeable contacts- RGP for short, rigid contacts cover the eye while retaining their shape. These lenses correct corneal bulges, such as keratoconus. Rigid contacts can come with multifocal or bifocal powers to help individuals with presbyopia see clearly.
     
  • Soft contacts- Intended for extended wear rather that daily wear, soft contact lenses allow the eyes to breathe while you wear them. Soft contacts are often more comfortable than rigid lenses. These contact lenses are made from soft plastics including silicone hydrogels.
     
  • Toric contacts- Toric contacts work well to create astigmatism. These are made expressly for you to correct the bulge in your eyes, so they do cost more than other contacts. However, they are uniquely comfortable and effective for hard to fit contacts patients. 
     

Properly Fitted Contact Lenses From Eyes Over Copley

Before you can try any of these contact lenses, you must see our eye doctor for a contact lens exam and fitting. We want to make sure you can wear contacts comfortably and answer any questions you may have.

In a contact lens fitting, we measure the size and shape of your eyes, discuss contact lens types with you, and demonstrate care. If you were called hard to fit contacts, we can work with you to find a solution during a contact lens exam and fitting. Our goal is to fit you for contacts while increasing your understanding and comfort.

See Our Boston Optometrist For Contact Lenses Today!

If you need new contact lenses or wish to switch from glasses to contact lenses, give our optometrist in Boston a call at 617-859-0630. We are here to help you see clearly and comfortably while making switching to contact lenses easy!  

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