Did you know that millions of people wear contacts? Soft contact lenses are thin, curved lenses that are placed on the surface of your eye, also known as the tear layer. Contact lenses are slightly tinted to make it easier for the wearer. If you're looking at someone, it's almost impossible to tell that they are wearing contact lenses due to their invisible nature!
Here at 20/20 West Side Eye Care in Buffalo & Niagara Falls, NY, we provide prescription contact lenses for all interested clients. If you're thinking about wearing contacts, even cosmetically, it's important to talk to an eye doctor first. All contacts, both cosmetic and medical, require a prescription. In order to get contact lenses, you'll need an eye exam and go over the procedure with our doctors.
Are you having trouble deciding whether or not you want contact lenses? There are advantages and disadvantages to both, however, it all comes down to your lifestyle, habits, and personal choice. Contact lenses are less cumbersome than prescription glasses, they won't deter you from playing sports or exercises, and they don't provide any peripheral obstruction since they conform to your eye. However, contact lenses can cause dry eye syndrome, you are more likely to develop eye infections if you don't keep up with proper care, and you may have an increased risk of computer vision syndrome.
If you're having trouble deciding between contact lenses and prescription glasses, consult our eye doctors at 20/20 West Side Eye Care in Buffalo and Niagara Falls, NY. We look forward to serving you.