Types of Contact Lenses at Hackensack Eye Care Center
There are two major categories of contact lenses: Soft Contact Lenses and Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses. Regardless of the type of contacts that you are interested in, you are required to have a thorough examination and fitting- and a valid prescription. Within these two major categories are a number of types of lenses for solving different vision problems including; Soft Daily Wear Contact Lenses, Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses, Contact Lenses for Astigmatism, Extended Wear Contact Lenses, Disposable or Planned Replacement Contact Lenses, Multifocal (Presbyopic) Contact Lenses, and Ortho-K Lenses.
At Hackensack Eye Care Center, the vast majority of contact lenses prescribed fall into the categories as listed above. We do prescribe contact lenses for special purposes and eye conditions and problems for those patients requiring these types of fittings and contact lenses as well.
Special Note: Buying contact lenses without an examination and prescription is dangerous!
Many patients are simply unaware of the need for proper fitting and prescription of these lenses and have purchased decorative contact lenses from beauty salons, record stores, video stores, flea markets, convenience stores, beach shops and the Internet. If not properly fit from a thorough examination and measurements, contact lenses can expose you to potentially serious eye problems including:
- Conjunctivitis or Pink Eye
- Corneal Abrasions
- Corneal Ulcers
- Vision Impairment