In a recent survey sponsored by Bausch + Lomb, more than three times as many of the adults surveyed thought that women looked better without glasses and more than twice as many of the adults surveyed thought that men looked better without glasses.
Maybe that’s why people are increasingly switching to contact lenses or having laser surgery to correct their vision instead of wearing eyeglasses.
A contact lens is a hydrophilic (water-loving) disc that floats on your cornea. Like prescription glasses, a contact lens is specifically shaped to focus light into the retina of your eye (and to fit your eye). But because the lens covers your cornea, it actually corrects your entire field of vision (unlike glasses, which you can see over and under). Contact lenses float on the tears that bathe the eye when you blink – so you want to keep your eye well-moisturized when you’re wearing contact lenses.
Today, Bausch + Lomb offers soft and gas permeable contact lens choices for almost every type of vision correction and lifestyle. From monthly replacement lenses like PureVision 2 contact lenses for clear, crisp vision that you should demand, to the convenience of SofLens daily disposable lens.
Typical vision problems, such as being nearsighted (myopia) or astigmatic, occur when either the eye or the cornea is not perfectly shaped. Laser surgery permanently changes the curve of the cornea, improving or correcting the eyes' focus. Bausch + Lomb makes a range of innovative surgical products used for this and other surgical procedures.
Orthokeratology – Vision Shaping Process
Orthokeratology effectively treats nearsightedness (myopia) and mild astigmatism. Your eye care professional prescribes shaping lenses that are custom-fitted to the specific contour of your eyes. Every night, these shaping lenses gently reshape your eye to correct your vision while you sleep. They correct nearsightedness by reshaping the surface of the eye so that light focuses properly on the retina, instead of in front of it. In the morning, you take your shaping lenses out and see clearly and crisply all day long.
Bausch + Lomb Vision Shaping Treatment (VST) is the latest innovation in the field of orthokeratology. This may be perfect for people with lifestyles where glasses and contact lenses may be problematic (such as athletes or firefighters).