Choosing between eyeglasses and contact lenses can be daunting. Both options have unique advantages and potential drawbacks, which is why it is important for you to consider your lifestyle, comfort, and eye health before deciding. Eyes on Norbeck explores the advantages and disadvantages of using contact lenses instead of eyeglasses.
Orthokeratology or ortho-k involves wearing a special type of rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses overnight that temporarily reshape the cornea. As you sleep, the lenses slowly change the shape of the eye’s surface. When you wake in the morning and remove them, you should be able to see well without eyeglasses or contacts.
Over 150 million people in the U.S. have refractive errors. They are common vision problems that occur when the shape of the eye keeps light from properly focusing on the retina. Fortunately, prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses can correct them.
Some people prefer the convenience of using contact lenses but simply don’t feel comfortable when wearing them. This can be caused by various reasons, but fortunately, there are now different types of contact lenses designed for specific purposes.
Contact lenses are a reliable and effective vision correction device, and they’re especially convenient to wear when you’re engaged in physical activity, whether it’s weightlifting or jogging. To ensure safe and hygienic use of your contacts while you’re on the go, remember these tips from your local eye specialist.
What are multifocal contact lenses? Basically, they are made with different lens powers which target vision at varying distances from the wearer. Think about them as an all-in-one lens with multiple prescriptions. These are prescribed to people with presbyopia, a gradual loss of your eyes’ ability to focus on nearby objects which becomes noticeable in […]
Optometrists prescribe people with either eyeglasses or contact lenses if they need vision correction. Many people do not replace their eyewear as long as they can still see clearly on them. Over time, your vision changes, and you’ll only know it after seeing your eye doctor.
Vision problems can adversely impact your child’s learning and development. That’s because vision skills— like focusing the eyes and using information gathered from sight—don’t come naturally to children. They need to be learned through visual stimulation. To correct vision problems, optometrists would usually recommend prescription eyeglasses. But what about contact lenses? Are they suitable for children? […]
Contact lenses are a good option for those who don’t prefer to wear eyeglasses. However, you have to make sure you’re wearing and taking care of them properly to avoid eye problems.
Contact Lenses and Stephen Curry Recently, it has been reported that basketball sensation Stephen Curry has an eye condition called keratoconus. He has been squinting and blinking the whole time and still manage to be in the top 5 for the highest 3-point field goals completed. Now he is wearing contact lenses to help him […]