Perhaps the most fun part of a visit to Shannon Chandler, O.D., is picking out eyeglass frames or the type of contact lenses you want to wear. It is often assumed that the criteria for making these selections is entirely based on comfort and personal taste (i.e. how you look in them). But our Las Vegas optometrist wants you to know that your choice of contact lenses and eyeglass frames can also impact your vision. That’s why we’re here to help you find just the right ones for you – that feel good, look good, and let you see as well as possible.
It may not seem like it, but the way you wear your eyeglasses can either support or thwart your efforts at optimal vision. For one thing, the way the prescription lens sits in the frame is essential, and choosing the correct shape of frame can be helpful to meeting this goal. In addition, the placement of the lens is customized because your face shape is unique. One size fits all is not a philosophy for eyeglasses. When your prescription lenses are centered perfectly, your vision is crisper and clearer.
In general, most people can wear either soft contact lenses or hard (gas-permeable) contact lenses to correct for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Hard contact lenses tend to provide sharper vision, while soft lenses are considered to be more comfortable. Our Las Vegas optometrist now offers hybrid lenses, contacts that are rigid at the center and soft around the edges. These hybid lenses are also available in a bifocal option.
The way your contacts fit on your eyes is vital to your vision because if they do not line up as intended, the prescription is not giving you the maximum benefit. Perhaps most important, uncomfortable lenses may spend less time in your eyes and more time in their case. That’s why we work hard to make sure that your contact lenses are right for you and comfortable.
If you would like more information on the various types of frames or lenses that are available, be sure to schedule an appointment with our Las Vegas optometrist, Dr. Chandler. We look forward to discussing all your eye care needs.