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Finding the Right Contact Lenses For Your Eyes

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Dr. Marc Weinstein

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Our irises, just like our fingerprints, are so unique to us that they can identify exactly who you are by simply taking a look at them. Now, with the advancement of technology, we use these features in our everyday lives to unlock our phones, doors and even travel around the world. So, with how powerful these small parts of your body are, it’s only understandable that for your eyes, finding the right contact lenses is extremely important.

Contacts not only correct your vision, but can also correct other vision issues like astigmatism (abnormalities in the curve of the eye) and presbyopia (when the natural lenses of your eye hardens affecting focus). With a contact lens exam, your eye doctor will perform tests to determine both your prescription and other measurements to figure out the type and brand of contact lenses you need. If this will be your first time considering contacts, here are some basic factors to consider:

Vision Needs

Your ophthalmologist or optometrist will be the best person to evaluate and prescribe the best solution for your eyes, but there are options to be aware about when it comes to selecting contact lenses according to your vision needs. For example, if getting crystal clear vision is your goal, you might want to get hard lenses aka rigid gas-permeable lenses over the more-common soft lenses. Additionally, if you need bifocals, you have the option of wearing contact lenses plus reading glasses, or get bifocal contacts to eliminate the use of contacts completely. Don’t hesitate to discuss your options with your doctor.


Lifestyle is a very important factor when it comes to choosing the perfect contact lenses for you. A big decision is how diligent you will be in cleaning your contacts. Dailies will allow you to dispose and wear new contacts every day, versus cleaning and storing them properly every night. Alternatively, do you want to be able to wear them for days on end? Then overnight lenses would be right for you. How about only wearing contacts for special occasions? Dailies would make the most sense since they are one-time use.


Contacts are not just for utility, they can be fun too! Colored or novelty contacts can be purchased with a prescription if you want to change up the color of your eyes or go for a certain look for a costume.


The ideal contact lenses for you will be the perfect mixture of catering to your personal needs at the right cost. Certain features, like dailies, will cost more than traditional two week lenses, so price should be a topic of discussion with your eye doctor during your exam.

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