Benefits of Soft Contact Lenses

If you have a vision problem and need to see an optometrist, Bogey Hills Vision Center's offices in St. Peters, Cottleville, and Saint Charles MO are a great choice for you. We have extensive optometry experience and have a wide range of services including the fitting of soft contact lenses. If you're tired of having foggy glasses or being unable to walk in the, you may be interested in contact lenses. Read on to see how soft contact lenses can improve your quality of life and how to go about getting a good pair.

Contact Lenses

What Are Soft Contact Lenses?

Soft contact lenses are soft and pliable, unlike rigid contact lenses. They are generally made of gel-like plastics called hydrogel that contain water. Because they are extremely thin and soft, they conform to the surface of your cornea so you do not feel them while blinking.

They are stable and do not move around a lot on the surface of the cornea due to their wide surface coverage. This makes them ideal for those who take part in sports and face a risk of impact. Contacts provide the wearer with a wider field of vision as they move along with the eye. This amounts to unobstructed peripheral and central visual access as well as reduced glare.

Wear and Replacement of Contact Lenses

Soft contact lenses come in three wear durations:

  • Daily wear lenses must be removed each night.
  • Extended wear lenses can be worn overnight, usually for seven days consecutively.
  • Continuous wear lenses are a special type of lenses approved by the FDA to be worn for up to 30 nights consecutively.

Unless you wear daily disposable lenses, you will need to clean your lenses upon removal and store them in covered containers with the correct contact lens solution for your specific contacts. Even with good care, deposits can still build up over time. If deposits have built up on the surface of your rewireable soft contact lens, it will need to be replaced.

Optometry Experts in Saint Charles, St. Peters, and Cottleville

If you are looking for contact lenses in Saint Charles, St. Peters, or Cottleville, contact Bogey Hills Vision Center today. Our eye doctor will assess your eyes to determine whether or not soft contact lenses are right for you. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us at (636) 946-1176.


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