Contact lenses are a convenience that is taken for granted by many, but do you ever wonder how they actually work to fix your vision? Let’s examine the power of contact lenses and their effect on today’s population. Over half of the population of the United States wears either eyeglasses or contact lenses—many of us have some form of vision problem. Here at the Eye Doc of Boca Raton, we provide prescriptions for contact lenses and have a fast turnaround to provide you with the lenses that you need to improve your eyesight.
Improve Your Vision
The need for vision correction is ever-present, regardless of where you are in the world. In comparison to eyeglasses, there is a variety of reasons as to why people may choose these lenses over traditional eyeglasses, from lifestyle choices to purely cosmetic reasons. A greater number of people are choosing contact lenses over traditional choices to bring their vision into focus.
According to the CDC, “more than 30 million people in the US wear contact lenses.” This is a true testament to the way these lenses have improved the lives of many Americans across the country.
How Do Contact Lenses Work?
Contact lenses are only given to patients as a prescription from a licensed optometrist such as Dr. Barry A. Ginsberg, O.D., the founder of Eye Doc of Boca. An ophthalmologist can also prescribe the lenses to his/her patient. They get their name because they are worn in “contact” with the eye. They were created with the goal of correcting refractive errors in eyesight and float on the tear film layer on the surface of the cornea.
There are various types of contact lenses that are given to patients, depending on the situation. You or a loved one may be looking for lenses that correct astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness, monovision, and more. At the Eye Doc of Boca, our experts will conduct an eye exam and offer the exact lenses that are required to correct your vision problem. Contact lenses come in different strengths which are known colloquially as diopters. Allow our vision specialists to assist your eyesight today, just contact our office or stop by for a visit!