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Delaware’s Trusted Source for Contacts

Contact lenses are an excellent alternative to wearing eyeglasses – for young adults to the young-at-heart.

Wearing contact lenses gives patients the flexibility and freedom to live life to the fullest. Many people who choose contact lenses do so because wearing eyeglasses compromises their ability to perform certain tasks or activities, such as sports, working out, or jobs that require the use of safety goggles.

Village Optical can provide daily, bi-weekly, or monthly disposables, as well as, astigmatic lenses to help improve your eyesight. Just bring us your Doctors’ contact lens prescription and we will fill it while saving you $$$$! There are lots of different contact lenses to choose from, with two of the most popular being disposables and toric lenses.

Girl considering the advantages and disadvantages of wearing contacts.

Disposable Lenses

As their name suggests, these daily contact lenses are disposable. This means that they can and should be discarded at the end of each day rather than re-worn. Disposable lenses do tend to be a little more expensive than some repeat-wear varieties, but the benefits usually outweigh the cost.

Some of the advantages of choosing daily disposable contact lenses include:

You don’t have to clean them, which saves patients a great deal of time and hassle. It also helps save money in terms of the ongoing cost of cleaning solution.

Disposable lenses are also great for people with eye allergies. This is because with ordinary lenses, there’s an opportunity for deposits and microorganisms to build up. With daily disposables, allergens have less chance to attach themselves to the lenses and cause irritation and other allergy symptoms.

You don’t need to schedule regular replacements either, which makes wearing contact lenses easier on your schedule.

Disposable contact lenses are particularly good for people who have busy lives and are likely to cut corners when it comes to caring for their eyes or contacts since there is no cleaning or maintenance required.

Daily disposable contact lenses are available in a wide range of prescriptions, including those for patients with nearsightedness and farsightedness. Your eye doctor will be able to advise you if you are a candidate for disposable contact lenses.

Toric Lenses

Toric contact lenses are recommended for patients who have a refractive eye problem called astigmatism. Patients with astigmatism have corneal abnormalities that cause the refraction of the eye to be different between the vertical and horizontal planes, causing blurred vision and difficulty seeing fine details. Toric contact lenses are shaped in a particular way that creates the different focusing powers needed in each part of the lens to correct your vision. For this reason, it’s essential that Toric lenses are placed into the eyes in the correct position. Fortunately, manufacturers design Toric lenses with features that help them to stay in place, including:

  • Thin/thick zones
  • Creating areas of the lens that are thicker or heavier which helps secure it in position
  • An area where the bottom of the lens is slightly cut off

To keep them stable, Toric lenses are a little firmer than conventional soft lenses. This means that some patients can find them a little less comfortable, but the superior vision they obtain outweighs this. Your eye doctor will be able to advise you if you are a good candidate for Toric contact lenses and which variety would best suit you.

Proper Contact Lens Care for Safety & Efficacy

Your eye health depends on how well you adhere to proper contact lens care. Companies manufacture each lens with a specific wear schedule. Some contacts will last you for a month with consistent vision correction and comfort, while others are designed for you to dispose of when you go to bed and replace them with new lenses every morning. Our team of eye care professionals will be glad to discuss how to care for your contacts and ensure that you understand the details, including when to replace them. Wearing a certain set of contact lenses past their specified time of use can cause irritation, eye damage, and other issues.

To Find Out More About Daily Contact Lenses, Speak to Our Friendly and Knowledgeable Team