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What is the Best Contact Lens?

I often get asked, “What is the best contact lens?”  Unfortunately, there is no one correct answer.  Contact lenses are almost as individual as people.  That is to say, there are many types of contact lens materials, sizes, curves, shapes, water content, stiffness, edge designs, and more.

There are soft lenses for those who are near-sighted, far-sighted and who have an astigmatism.  There are soft lenses for those that need bifocals or multifocals.  Gas permeable rigid lenses are another material and these are custom designed per individual.  We can make them very small (7mm in size) or we can make them very large.  These would be called scleral lenses.  Another type of lens is a hybrid.  The center of the lens is a gas permeable rigid material and the surrounding edge is a soft lens material.

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