Are Contacts Right for You?

Are Contacts Right for You?

Your vision has deteriorated to a point where you acknowledge you need corrective lenses, and you’re deciding which option is best for you — glasses or contacts. Or, you’ve been wearing glasses for some time and you’re tired of hiding your eyes behind frames. Whatever your reasons for considering contact lenses, we’re here to help with your decision.

Here at Vision and Ortho-K Center, Dr. Curtis Frank and our team of optometry experts offer a wide range of glasses and contact lenses that suit most every lifestyle and vision need.

So, before you take the leap into contact lenses, here’s what you should know.

The many roles of contact lenses

Contact lenses can play many different roles when it comes to vision correction. To give you an idea, here’s a list of some of what contact lenses can accomplish:

Vision correction for nearsightedness and farsightedness

If you have a refractive error that prevents you from seeing things clearly, either up close or at a distance, contact lenses can help correct the error.


If you have irregularly shaped corneas that are causing vision issues, we can turn to toric lenses, which are designed specifically for astigmatism.

Scleral contact lenses

If you have dry eyes or irregular corneas, we offer scleral contacts, which are large-diameter, gas-permeable hard lenses that address both of these issues.

Ortho-K lenses

If you have myopia (nearsightedness) or astigmatism, we can outfit you with gas-permeable rigid lenses that you wear overnight to reshape your corneas.

Contact lens considerations

While some issues require you to wear a certain type of contact lens, if you’re considering contacts for refractive errors, you have options. For example, you can use daily, disposable soft contact lenses or, if your eyes can tolerate the lenses well, you may be able to use extended-wear contact lenses that last a week or a month.

If you have multiple refraction errors, contact lenses have you covered, as we offer bifocal and multifocal lenses that help your eyes see more clearly at all distances.

If you need hard contact lenses, one point to consider is that they require daily care — taking them out at night and properly cleaning and storing them. These efforts pay off, as hard contact lenses excel at providing you with great vision.

Another benefit of contact lenses is that you can even change the appearance of your eyes with colored lenses.

As you can see, there are plenty of benefits when it comes to contact lenses, and the decision often boils down to your personal preferences. 

The best way to find out whether contact lenses are right for you is to come in and try them out. It’s only by wearing contact lenses that you can truly decide whether they’re right for your eyes.

To get started, contact our office Boston, Massachusetts, to set up a consultation.

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