Contact lenses are used by almost everyone these days. Although it is not so noticeable it is very common to see people who were once looking at you through spectacles, suddenly looking straight at you with confidence! They can solve problems like myopia and hypermetropia. They can also help in focusing light and improvement of sight. There are two main types of contact lenses. One is the hard type and the other is the soft type. The soft type has to be kept moist. In fact its moisture content is much higher than the hard ones. They are the most comfortable. They are made of plastics. Majority of contact lens users use this type of lens. The other kinds of lenses are the hard ones or rigid ones made up of hydrophilic plastic materials. These are highly durable and can let oxygen pass through them and out, and provide a free flow of oxygen into the eye. The other types of lenses are the following:
- Tinted lenses are so that one that you can immediately find it in case you drop it.
- Enhanced Tint lenses- When the tint is enhanced, meaning they are translucent in nature, you can improve the coloring of your eyes. It makes your eyes glow and intensifies them.
- Tinted color lenses help you enhance a change of color in the eye. There are varied colors to choose from which attracts many users.
- Filtering tints are for athletes because they require light filtering during play.
- Disposable lenses are those that you can wear and then throw away the next day. They have so many advantages. You don’t have to even clean them daily. They are safer to use as you don’t wear them continuously for a long period - this reduces or completely erases the chance of infection. If you are allergy prone, these are the best type of contacts that you should use. There is hardly any eye irritation and the scratchiness and the redness reduces greatly if you are a regular sufferer.
- Silicone disposables are also soft in nature. Users can wear it for almost thirty days and nights. They also reduce irritation to the eye and reduce dryness and itchiness.
The above types of lenses add versatility to the contact lens industry and provide better options to current users and probable future ones. The high precision manufacturing and the range of colors available make lenses a costly affair. It is a tough and expensive job but the returns do turn out to be pretty high as the demand is growing by the year. This technology has been adapted for the wearer of lenses by introducing body friendly types that are customized for various users. This adaptability and usability have a cost, of course, but it is worth the money spent as the comfort and convenience it offers goes beyond bounds! So, what type of lens are you going to wear?