Different Types Of Contact Lenses

Corrective vs. cosmetic contact lenses:

The Contact lens designed to manipulate the appearence to the eye is called cosmetic contact lenses. Where as, the contact lenses contemplated to enhance the vision of the eye is called corrective contact lens. The functional reasons will play major role in many people wearing corrective contact lenses, on behalf of eyeglasses and these eyeglasses are also referred to as cosmetic contact lenses. Ofcourse there are people who will wear cosmetic contact lenses for functional perks.


Rigid vs. soft contact lenses:

The daily wear contact lenses had been contemplated in such a way that they have to be removed before sleeping where as, one can wear the extended contact lenses during the night time also, typically for six or more successive nights. With the introduction of silicone hydrogels material the time period has been prolonged from six successive nights to 30 or more continuous nights.


Daily vs. extended wear contact lenses:

The daily wear contact lenses had been contemplated in such a way that they have to be removed before sleeping where as, one can wear the extended contact lenses during the night time also, typically for six or more successive nights. With the introduction of silicone hydrogels material the time period has been prolonged from six successive nights to 30 or more continuous nights.


Spherical vs. toric contact lenses:

All meridians of the contact lenses have the same power correction is the foremost advantage of the Spherical contact lenses, where as, for the toric contact lenses the power correction varies from one meridian to other meridian. People who cannot able to wear the regular contact lenses due to myopic, hypermetropic and astigmatism can wear toric contact lenses.

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