If you prefer or have been told you should use transition or light-adaptive lenses, you are no longer limited to just eye glasses. You may now be able to use light-adaptive contact lenses if you prefer contacts instead of glasses. Here’s what you should know about these type of lenses.
How Do These Lenses Work?
Light-adaptive contact lenses are smart contacts that adapt to changing light conditions. A special substance is added to the lenses that allow them to automatically darken when exposed to bright light and return to clear when in normal or darker light.
These adaptive contacts help protect your eyes from harmful blue light both indoors and outdoors. They also block UVA and UVB rays that can damage your eyes and lead to serious eye problems, including cataracts.
Pros and Cons of Light-Adaptive Contacts
Among the obvious pros of not having to carry around a pair of sunglasses or have a pair of transitional glasses, there are additional benefits to wearing light-adaptive contacts, including:
- They can be used for vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and for certain degrees of astigmatism.
- The lenses are FDA approved and safe for everyday use.
- You can drive at night wearing these lenses.
- Your eyes are continually protected from harmful UV rays indoors as long as you are wearing your contacts.
It is important to remember that if you plan to be outdoors for longer than a few minutes, these lenses are not a substitute for proper UV protection. You should continue to wear sunglasses that give you 100% UV protection while wearing these lenses and being outdoors.
Light-adaptive contact lenses could be just the solution you are looking for if you would rather not wear eyeglasses. Speak to one of Valley Eyecare Center’s vision professionals to learn more about these game-changing lenses. Schedule your next appointment by calling (602) 955-2700 today!