Contact lens technology has advanced considerably in the last 10 years. Newer materials and designs now allow patients with difficult prescriptions or specific needs to wear contacts comfortably. Daily disposable, bifocal contacts, multifocal contacts, contacts for astigmatism, extended wear, colored contacts, contacts for dry eyes, gas permeable lenses (hard lenses) are just a few of the different types of contact lenses currently available. It is important to remember that contact lenses are prescription medical devices. Various brands are designed and manufactured differently. The selection of a particular contact lens needs to be based on your vision problems, prescription, eye health, comfort requirements, lifestyle, age and physiological factors like tear flow. Because everyone's eyes and vision needs are different, contact lenses are available with varying schedules for removal and replacement. We'll discuss the different lens types and brands with you and advise you about the lens choices that are best for your eyes. If you are interested in wearing contacts for the first time, we will teach you how to properly insert, remove, and clean your new contact lenses to maximize vision and minimize potential risks.