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Understanding Types of Contacts

Contact lenses are available in different types and varieties. Finding the right lenses depends on your lifestyle, your budget, and your vision needs.

Lenses by Type

Contact lenses are usually categorized by length of wear.

Lenses by Condition

Example of blurry vision when you are near or far sighted

When you’re nearsighted, distant objects appear blurry. When you’re farsighted, near and occasionally distant objects appear blurry. These are the two most common conditions that call for vision correction.

Looking at a phone with distorted vision when you have astigmatism

Lenses for Astigmatism are referred to as Toric lenses. Astigmatism is a common condition that can result in blurred or distorted vision at all distances, varying with the amount of Astigmatism.

 Looking at a phone unable to focus until zoomed in

Presbyopia is an age-related condition. Don’t worry, it happens to everyone. As you reach your 40s or 50s, you may find it harder to focus on nearby objects like menus, books or magazine print, especially in low light. Multifocal lenses can help.

Lenses by Lifestyle

A doctor in a lab in front of a microscope holding up a test tube closely examining it

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