Contact Lens Basics

Contact Lenses are in, Spectacles out!

Spectacles are becoming old-fashioned and more and more youngsters are going after contact lenses which seem to be the latest trend lately. Like other domains, contact lens industry too has witnessed a lot of innovations and improvements. So, if you are tired of wearing those age old lenses, try the new variants available. Now you can be sure that the latest contact lenses are much more comfortable and you can wear them all day long.

With the latest technology in contact lenses, it is now possible that you can wear your lenses safely for a full month. These lenses are made from a special material which is silicone hydrogel which has greater oxygen permeability and that is why it does not block oxygen in the eyes. As a result, you do not have to remove the lenses after every 8 hours or so. For instance, Pure Vision by Bausch & Lomb and Focus Night and Day by Ciba Vision.

Now there are also special lenses for the people who suffer from severe dry eyes. The silicone hydrogel contact lenses do not cause any discomfort or dry eyes. You can wear these lenses all day long without feeling weary about them. One of the most established names in the contact lenses that manufacture these silicone hydrogel lenses is Acuvue Oasis. This lens is made up of senofilcon A and has an added wetting agent which is Hydraclear Plus. This is a moisture-rich agent which gives extra comfort.

Another type of lens is daily disposable which need not to be cleaned every now and then. These are easily affordable and have a number of advantages. The lens is clean and sterile every time you use it and you also do not need to store it, even no solution is needed, and these are ideal for the people who have allergies with lenses. The best available in the market is the 1 Day Acuvue and also Focus Dailies.

If you want to give a new look to your eyes along with correcting the vision, you can go for the color lenses. These can give you a vivid, stunning and yet a natural look. All you have to do is choose a color that can suit your eyes and skin color. Best examples are Freshlook Colorblends, Focus Softcolors and Freshlook Radiance.