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  1. Bifocal Lenses 

Early models of contacts provided only a single focus. While this was a monumental invention at the time, today, only a slim percentage of the population would be able to benefit. Now, contacts are widely available with more than one focal point, such as bifocal, trifocal and progressive lenses. These are great for treating presbyopia, which is a hardening of the lens brought on by age.

 

  1. Corneal Refractive Therapy Lenses

If you suffer from mild or moderate nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism, talk to your eye doctor in Austin, TX, about orthokeratology, or Ortho-K. This treatment uses specialty contact lenses to reshape the cornea and improve vision over time, no surgery required.

 

  1. High Oxygen Lenses

Chronic dry eye can pose a real problem with contact lenses; and the regular wearing of contacts can greatly exacerbate dry eye for some. If you have an imbalance in tear production or constantly battle dryness, consider high-oxygen lenses. Available in both hard and soft forms, these gas-permeable options keep the oxygen flowing to eyes to promote optimal health and tear production.

 

  1. Scleral Lenses 

Scleral lenses are distinct from other types of contacts because they rest on the entire eye, including the white, and not just the iris. They are used to treat a number of conditions that are unresponsive to other methods.

 

These are just some of the different choices in contact lenses; talk to your optometrists in Austin, TX, to determine the best ones for you.