Gone are the days where people had to wear thick-rimmed glasses to see clearly (although glasses are still a beautiful and fashionable choice)! Nowadays, many people prefer to wear contact lenses to correct their vision and help them see clearly. At Today's Vision, we know how important it is to get properly fitted contact lenses to help you correct your vision. If you live in or near Frisco, TX, our dedicated eye care team is on hand to provide expert advice and custom fittings for custom prescription contact lenses.
What Are Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are small, flexible lenses worn over the eyes that correct several vision disorders. Contact lenses work by changing the shape of the lens or cornea, making it an effective treatment for eye conditions such as:
- Myopia, or nearsightedness
- Hyperopia, or farsightedness
- Astigmatism, which is a misshapen cornea or lens
Do I Need Custom Contact Lenses?
Most contact lenses will fit over the eyes easily. However, some people might need specialty contact lenses for a variety of reasons.
For one, some contact lenses offer different color variations, so you can see what you'd look like with gray, purple, or blue eyes. These colored contact lenses still work to correct your vision but add a bit of style. Other custom contact lenses include:
- Gas permeable, or GP lenses, allow oxygen to enter the cornea. This is especially helpful for people with dry eyes. These lenses are more rigid than traditional soft lenses, so they take some getting used to.
- Soft custom contact lenses are made of hydrogel or silicone. They are easier to get accustomed to than GP lenses and come in a variety of diameters to fit your eyes if you have hard-to-fit eyes.
- Hybrid lenses combine the best of both worlds and are made of the same soft material as traditional contact lenses while providing sharper vision like GP lenses.
- Scleral lenses are designed for people who have misshapen eyes or growths in the eye, such as those due to keratoconus. Scleral lenses are designed to cover the entire eye, including the white sclera and the cornea.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Optometrist for Custom Contact Lenses in Frisco, TX
Our optometry staff at Today's Vision will measure your eyes using specialized tools such as a keratometer or biomicroscope after doing an eye exam. This will help you get paired with the perfect custom contact lenses and help you see clearly. Call us today at (972) 954-5488 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our eye doctor. An optometrist on our optometry team is here to help with an eye exam and a set of colored contact lenses and prescription contact lenses.