One of the latest innovations in the contact lens industry is combination lenses that combine the best of hard and soft lenses into one convenient package. People who have very high prescriptions and astigmatism now have a new option that can enhance their lives with the clear, crisp vision they have always wanted, as well as the comfort, convenience, and ease that contact lenses provide to those who wear them.
Check with your doctor first to determine if a combination contact lens is right for you. He or she will then talk about your options in terms of brands that you can try. Fitting your eye to these types of lenses may require a different approach than would be typical of a fitting for a completely hard or completely soft lens. So there are many things to consider before making the switch. No matter what, your eye care professional will be sure to steer you in the right direction based upon your eye health, your prescription, and your lifestyle and needs.
Below are some of the specific benefits that combination hard/soft contact lenses can provide you with. These benefits may help you determine if these lenses are right for you.
The Clear Vision of a Hard Lens
These lenses consist of a hard lens in the center. This means that you will be able to enjoy the clear vision that hard lenses are very well known for, especially if you have a very high prescription or you suffer with a high level of astigmatism that causes your vision to be blurred or distorted. In the case of those with astigmatism, these lenses can be great because the hard center will act like any other hard lens. It will never spin out of place and cause blurred vision. Instead, it will work with your tears to actually restructure your cornea into the proper round shape that it should be. This means that you will actually be correcting the astigmatism rather than masking the symptoms like you would be doing if you wore a soft lens instead.
The Comfort of a Soft Lens
Soft contact lenses are synonymous with comfort that hard lenses cannot provide. You literally cannot feel them when they are in your eye, so this is why so many people prefer them over hard lenses. With a combination hard/soft lens, a soft outer skirt surrounds the hard center so that you can feel a greater level of comfort than you would with a traditional hard lens.Both comments and pings are currently closed.