Dr. Joel H. McGahen, OD, your reliable low vision specialist, proudly offers various methods for improving your visual acuity. Our contact lenses, in particular, are a popular option because of the many perks they provide. Here are five good ones:
Improved Viewing Ease
Most contact lenses are designed to correct refractive errors, such as astigmatism, farsightedness, and nearsightedness. There are also specialty lenses that are engineered to address specific needs. Scleral lenses, for example, have a larger diameter, making them ideal for those with corneal irregularities.
Better Eye Comfort
Thanks to modern technologies, contact lenses now come in different materials to maintain your eye health and comfort. Hybrid contact lenses, for example, combine the best features of rigid and soft contact lenses. Their center is made of durable material to keep your vision crisp, while their soft lens skirt reduces any visual discomfort.
Wider Visual Access
Since contact lenses are directly placed on your cornea, you’ll have unrestricted central and peripheral visual access. Using contacts is also linked to reduced image distortions and glare reflections.
Feeling Of Normalcy
You get to enjoy a feeling of normalcy when wearing contact lenses. As they are securely applied on your eyes, you have the freedom to go about your daily tasks or hobbies. Water splashes, fog, or steam won’t obscure your vision as well, making them perfect for any weather.
Another great thing about contact lenses is that they come in various colors. This gives you an opportunity to see how you would look if you had different eye colors. When it comes to costume contact lenses, however, we advise consulting your eye doctor first. We may check if they are safe to use, reducing your risk of developing lens wear-related complications.
Call us today at (717) 609-4443 or complete our form to schedule a contact lenses exam and experience these benefits first-hand. We serve PA families in Shippensburg, Greencastle, and nearby Pennsylvania areas.