How To Choose From The Various Types Of Contact Lenses And Make Sure It Is Right For You!

If you are a teenage girl and have been wearing glasses for decades, there might be chances you don’t like your specs. But what option do we have because weak eyesight makes us wear them? Then come the names we have been called with, the eye makeup that is covered by the frame of our glasses, and if we someone take them off to look better in an occasion like a wedding, we go blind! If this all is true with you as well, you might be a huge fan of lenses as well as I am!

Besides, there is a wide variety of lenses available in the market that gives your eye a specific color. You can even get zombie contact lenses to make your eyes look like them! Now, when you have made up your mind about getting yourself a pair of lenses, here I am to guide you through it!

Certain factors define the type of lenses, and your lifestyle helps you choose the one that is right for you!

  1. What do you need lenses for?

Your need defines the type of lenses that would be right for you. Your doctor will guide you through this. For basic knowledge, these are eye conditions like farsightedness. Short-sightedness, bifocal which means both far and near sight problem, or there could be some deep issues like astigmatism! So for this, there are particular lenses like the gas permeable and toric one that will suit and aid you.

Finally, there can be some specific need for your eyes! Such as an allergy or dry eyes or you into reading or working the whole day in front of a big bright screen! Keep all these factors in mind while purchasing a lens. It also counts whether you wear your lenses on occasionally, every day or even overnight purposes.

  1. What type of lens quality do you prefer, soft or hard?

Soft ones are specially designed for beginners. They are made up of flexible or silicone hydro gel that allows airflow in your air. On the other hand, rigid lenses are gas permeable and don’t let the deposits to build up. They are more affordable, durable and can be worn consistently.

  1. What color do you want for your eyes?

To make it fun, there is a lot of color option available that gives your eye a specific and unique effect. You get to change the natural color of your eyes, or you can darken your original color. Lastly, there are these transparent lenses that do the primary function that is allowing you to see clearly.

Lastly, you need to see how much investment you are ready to make. There are a lot of brands available in the market that sells contact lenses of varying prices. Always choose quality over money. The cost, by the way, does depend on the type of lens, the period you wear it for and what color it is.


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Dawn Malicdem is a graduate of AB Communication Arts in De La Salle University. She is a media enthusiast, journalist and a photographer. She also plays golf during her free time.