Clear contact lenses are corrective lenses that sit on the eye's surface. They are a discreet way to correct vision without visible changes in your appearance. But then again, you probably have so many questions about clear eye contacts! Today you will learn if clear prescription lenses are a better choice for you than glasses or colored contacts.
This Ophthalmology24 guide provides in-depth details about clear contact lenses. Everything, from types to maintenance. Our goal is to make the journey of fixing your nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia, or astigmatism effortless.
Ready to correct your refractive error in the most subtle way possible? Read on.
Types of Clear Contact Lenses
The main types of clear color contact lenses are soft and rigid gas permeable (RGP). Both types have their pros and cons. But most importantly, what works great for some people may not be the best choice for others. For you to make an informative choice, we did a quick summary of everything you need to know.
Here are the main similarities and differences between soft and RGP lenses:
Soft Clear Contact Lenses
The most popular eye contacts on the market
Made of flexible water-containing materials
Suitable for various vision conditions (hyperopia, myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia)
Comfortable fit on the eye for extended wear
Conform to the shape of the eye
Short adaptation period
Less likely to dislodge during physical activities
Prone to accumulating debris and deposits
Need regular cleaning with a solution
Shorter lifespan compared to RGP lenses
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Clear Contact Lenses
Less popular option
Provide crisp vision
Effective in correcting astigmatism and irregular corneas
Durable and resistant to deposit buildup
Easier to clean and maintain
Allow more oxygen to the cornea
Long adaptation period
More susceptible to dislodging during physical activities
Longer lifespan than soft clear contact lenses
Considerations When Buying Transparent Contact Lenses
Choosing the right clear contact lenses involves careful consideration of your vision needs and lifestyle.
Obtaining a Clear Contact Lenses Prescription
Getting a clear contact lens prescription is the first step to optimal vision correction. It begins with scheduling an eye exam with an ophthalmologist or optometrist.
Engaging in open communication with your eye doctor leads to a better understanding of your vision correction needs. An eye specialist can assess your vision, discuss your daily routine, and consider your preferences for clear prescription lenses.
Feel free to seek advice on the most suitable lens type for your needs. If you have allergies or sensitivities, please discuss them. Ask for options and whether daily or extended wear is better for your lifestyle. And once you get your prescription, follow the recommended replacement schedules.
The prescription includes details about the lens power (diopter), base curve, and diameter.
Care and Maintenance for Clear Prescription Lenses
Proper care and maintenance ensure the longevity and effectiveness of clear contact lenses. Whether you're using soft or RGP lenses, establish a meticulous routine to preserve their clarity. Check out the essential cleaning routine and optimal storage conditions, to keep your contacts in good condition.
Wash hands thoroughly before handling clear-color contact lenses
Use the recommended contact lens solution for a certain type of lens
Rub and rinse the lenses with solution before storing them
Use a clean lens case
Replace the solution daily
Keep the case in a dry and clean environment
RELATED: How to Clean Contact Lenses?
FAQs: Clear Contact Lenses
Are clear contact lenses better than colored contact lenses?
The choice between clear and colored contact lenses depends on personal preference. Clear lenses focus solely on vision correction. While colored lenses offer both correction and cosmetic enhancement.
Does the color of the contacts make a difference in how you see?
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Can I wear clear contact lenses if I have astigmatism?
Can I wear clear contact lenses if I have presbyopia?
Are clear contacts better than glasses for sports activities?
Which contact lenses are better for sensitive eyes?
Can I wear clear-color contact lenses for extended periods?
Is it safe to switch from soft to RGP clear contact lenses?
Can I wear contact lenses if I have dry eye syndrome?
Checked by Atanas Bogoev, MD.