Do you want to free yourself from wearing glasses? Contact lenses may be the answer you are looking for. Whether you want them for sports or to rid yourself of glasses, join the millions of people who enjoy wearing contact lenses.
Today there is a large selection of contact lenses available to suit your needs. Don’t worry about becoming overwhelmed. Dr. Kirshner will make a recommendation that best meets your needs, whether you just want to go without glasses or if you play sports and find glasses cumbersome. Contact lenses are available in several categories based on what they’re made of and how often you need to replace them. Dr. Kirshner will tell you which ones are right for you based on your lifestyle and prescription.
Contact lenses are made of many different types of plastic, but are divided into two main groups: soft or GP (also called rigid gas permeable). Soft contacts contain from 25% to 79% water, are easy to adapt to and are quite comfortable. Rigid gas permeable contact lenses take longer to adapt to, but are more durable and more resistant to deposit buildup.
Depending on the type of contact lenses recommended,, the replacement schedule varies. GP lenses are generally replaced every couple of years, because they are made of a very durable material (prescription change would necessitate new lenses). Soft contact lenses come in a wider variety of replacement schedules – daily, biweekly, monthly and even yearly.
And don’t worry. Our highly trained KIng of Prussia staff will assist you in learning how to insert and remove your contact lenses and give you all the neccessary instructions to make wearing contact lenses safe and simple.
Schedule a visit today to see how American Vision at the Court in King or Prussia can help you.