Millions of people turn to soft contact lenses to improve their vision. At New Sights Eye Care in Houston, TX, we specialize in pairing you with lenses that perfect your vision and enhance your lifestyle.
What Are Soft Contact Lenses?
Soft contact lenses are made from a thin and flexible type of plastic that allows oxygen to pass through to the eyes. Many patients have found that soft contact lenses are the easiest type of lenses to become acclimated to and wear long-term. Our goal at New Sights Eye Care is to offer each patient contact lenses that compliment their lifestyle while addressing any underlying medical conditions.
Who Can Wear Soft Contact Lenses?
Our optometrist at New Sights Eye Care prescribes soft contact lenses for patients with a variety of different vision problems, including:
- Myopia, which is also called nearsightedness.
- Hyperopia, which is also called farsightedness.
- Astigmatism, which is blurry vision caused by an irregularly shaped cornea.
- Presbyopia, which is when the eye loses the ability to adjust to close-up objects.
Patients with any of these conditions are candidates for successful soft contact lens wear.
How Do I Get a Prescription for Soft Contact Lenses?
Your journey toward contact lenses begins with a complete eye exam that evaluates the health of your eyes. Our optometrist performs all contact lens eye examinations personally, and she is with each patient throughout the entire process. After our eye doctor has assessed your eye health, she will analyze your eyes to find the prescription correction strength that gives you the clearest vision. After that, she will evaluate your eyes and your lifestyle to select the type of contact lenses that compliment you the best.
Some soft contact lenses are designed to be thrown away and replaced with a fresh pair each day. Other soft contact lenses come with a schedule for disposal and fresh lens wear. Some lenses are tossed after a week, while others may be worn up to a month at a time. Our optometrist will give you clear instructions on how often your lenses should be replaced as well as the best practices for cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses to prevent eye infections.
Schedule an Eye Exam Today
If you'd like to explore vision correction through soft contact lenses, contact us at New Sights Eye Care in Houston, TX to schedule an appointment. Our eye doctor will take you step-by-step through the entire process beginning with an eye exam and ending with the soft contact lenses that offer you the best fit and the sharpest sight. For more information on soft contact lenses or to schedule an appointment, call us at (281) 469-3400.