What You Need to Know About Hybrid Contact Lenses
Hybrid contact lenses are unique contacts with a central zone made of a rigid gas-permeable material. Their outer zone is made of soft lens material. They are usually more comfortable than regular contacts. Are you thinking about switching to hybrid contacts?
Welcome to Bogey Hills Vision Center. We will perform an eye exam to determine your eyes' condition and help you choose the most suitable contacts that will correct your vision problems while resting comfortably in your eyes. If you are in Saint Charles, St. Peters, or Cottleville, schedule an appointment with our doctors of optometry.
Who Can Wear Hybrid Contacts?
If you have worn regular contact lenses before, then you are more likely to wear hybrid contacts comfortably. These contacts are particularly beneficial to people suffering from conditions like:
- Corneal transplants
- Extremely dry eyes
- Corneal scarring
- Corneal trauma
- Irregular astigmatism
When fitted correctly, hybrid contacts provide clear vision and comfort to people suffering from various eye conditions. If you do not suffer from any of these conditions, you can still wear them to enjoy the comfort they provide. These contacts are also quite durable, which greatly minimizes the need for replacements.
Maintaining Your Hybrid Lenses
Some people think that hybrid lenses are challenging to maintain, which is not true. They are easy to maintain, just as with regular lenses. One of the maintenance practices they require is cleaning, which is not different from regular contacts. Our optometrists will give you guidance on how to take care of them to ensure they remain functional and do not pose a danger to your eyes. The lenses do not need special care as people might think.
Wearing Hybrid Contact Lenses
Our optometrists will train you on how to wear hybrid lenses and how to remove them. It is good to follow the instructions carefully, to ensure the contacts work effectively and do not pose a danger to your eyes. Washing and disinfecting them before wearing the lenses is also important to avoid getting infections.