If you need corrective lenses, but you don’t like the thought of wearing glasses, contact lenses are an ideal solution. At Ella Eyes in Houston, Texas, Dr. Ngo and her team work diligently to find a contact lens solution for you, allowing you to see comfortably and clearly. To learn more about contact lenses and how they may benefit you, call or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment.
Contacts Q & A
What can contact lenses correct?
If you need help with your vision correction — whether it’s to see things off in the distance, up close, or both — contact lenses may be an option that offers the same correction that glasses do, including:
- Nearsightedness, or myopia
- Farsightedness, or hyperopia
- Presbyopia, which is an age-related condition that affects close vision
What are the different types of contact lenses?
Contact lenses come in many different types, and Dr. Ngo works with her patients to find a solution that corrects their vision problems and fits with their lifestyles.
To that end, Dr. Ngo and her team offer:
Soft contact lenses
These lenses are — as the name suggests — soft, which offers a great deal of comfort to those who use them. The lenses are permeable to oxygen exchange which allows the eye to breathe and receive nutrients through the tear layers.
They also come in different versions, such as:
- Disposable: daily, weekly, biweekly, or monthly
- Daily wear lenses: need to be removed each night before going to sleep
- Extended-wear lenses: wearable overnight
Hard contact lenses
These lenses retain their shape because of the rigid materials they’re made of, which help those with moderate to severe astigmatism and myopia.
Dr. Ngo will recommend the best type of contact lenses for you, depending on the health of your eyes, your prescription, and — most importantly — your lifestyle. To that end, the contact lenses that may work for you may be hard or soft contact lenses, or they may even be bifocal contacts.
You can even change the color of your eyes with colored contact lenses if you so choose.
What about contact lenses for problemed eyes?
Dr. Ngo prides herself on finding the right solution for each of her patients, so if you have an existing problem with your eyes, she finds the right contact lenses for your unique situation.
Some of the most common problems that hamper contact lens use are:
- High astigmatism
- Dry eyes
Rest assured that Dr. Ngo has plenty of tools in her vision arsenal, and she’s sure to have the right option for you that will improve your vision without further exacerbating existing conditions.