It is a fact that almost anyone who wears glasses can also wear contact lenses. But are they right for you and how do you know?
What are contact lenses?
A contact lens is a lens placed on the eye. Contact lenses are medical devices and can be worn to correct vision, but are also used for cosmetic or therapeutic purposes too. It is a personal, lifestyle choice to wear contact lenses. Motivating factors are aesthetics and cosmetics for people who would like to avoid wearing glasses, or want to change the appearance of their eyes.
In comparison to spectacles, contact lenses generally provide better peripheral vision. They will not attract moisture such as condensation, sweat, rain or snow. Therefore, contact lenses are ideal for sports and those who enjoy outdoor activities and pursuits. Additionally, there are conditions such as keratoconus and aniseikonia that can be corrected better by contact lenses than by glasses. In these modern times, wearing contact lenses is more than just a fashion statement.
Which type of contact lenses are right for you?
Choosing the right type for you is important. As the technology around contact lenses has improved, so has the range and options available. If you are not a regular wearer, click to read the many frequently asked questions about contact lenses. And click here if you want to know more about the various types currently on the market.
Penzer Opticians has a wide range of contact lenses and solutions from the leading manufacturers no matter what type you seek. To learn about the various types, choose from the drop down menu. We can set up standing orders for you and repeat prescriptions. Just ask us for more details.
We stock a selection of lenses by Coopervision, Alcon (formerly CibaVision) and Johnson & Johnson.
Call Penzer Opticians on 0121 430 5538 to ask about contact lenses and how we can help you.