Find the right fit for your eyes at Northern Michigan Vision Source.
Do you need vision correction but don't want to wear eyeglasses full time? Contact lenses are a great option for almost anyone.
We offer a wide selection, and our experienced team of eye care professionals can help you find the right contacts for you.
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What are my options?
There are many contact lens options available. Your eye care provider will take your lifestyle and vision correction needs into consideration when helping you select the right lenses for your eyes.
Here are some of the most common contact lens types:
- Hard contact lenses – Hard contact lenses are rigid gas permeable. This means that they are porous enough to allow oxygen to enter through the lens to the cornea. Hard contact lenses keep their shape on the eye. As such, they are sometimes recommended to curb the progression of nearsightedness in younger wearers.
- Soft contact lenses – Soft contact lenses are popular because they are very comfortable for the wearer. Soft contact lenses don't "pop out" the way hard lenses occasionally might. Soft lenses are appropriate to correct near and farsightedness and astigmatism.
- Daily disposable soft contact lenses – These lenses are disposable soft contacts that are worn while awake. They can be daily replacement, 2 week replacement, and monthly replacement. Each has their own advantages with unique technology. Daily lenses are considered the most hygienic and great for those with dry eyes and allergies. It is important that these soft lenses are disposed of within their proper wear schedule to help reduce the risk of bacterial infections and for improved comfort.
- Extended wear contact lenses – Extended wear contact lenses are designed to be worn constantly for long periods of time – up to a week. They do need to be deep cleaned weekly, however. Unlike all other lenses, extended-wear contacts can be worn while sleeping. The lens type allows sufficient oxygen to reach the eye for health.
- Colored contact lenses – These are worn to enhance or completely change the visual color of the iris. They are still prescription contact lenses, however, and need to be treated with the same care you would give to regular lenses. Many — but not all — brands of contact lens companies offer colored lens options.
Need a prescription?
We do that too! Northern Michigan Vision Source offers comprehensive eye exams. In addition to assessing your visual acuity, your eye care provider will examine your eye health and function.
Schedule an appointment at one of our conveniently located locations.