Contact Lenses Specialist

Radiant Eyecare

Mai Nguyen, OD

Optometrist located in Cypress, TX

If you need corrective lenses, but you’re not keen on the idea of wearing glasses, you can do what 37 million other Americans have done — turn to contact lenses. Mai Q. Nguyen, OD, at Radiant Eyecare, offers contact lenses that correct all of the vision problems that glasses do, giving her patients in Cypress, Texas, as close to 20/20 vision as possible. To learn more about the advantages of contact lenses, call or book an appointment online.

Contact Lenses Q & A

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are tiny lenses that you place directly over your eyes that correct the same problems that glasses do, including:

  • Myopia, or nearsightedness
  • Hyperopia, or farsightedness
  • Astigmatism

What advantages do contact lenses offer?

If the verdict is in, and Dr. Nguyen has recommended you wear corrective lenses to improve your vision, contact lenses may work better for you if:

  • You often wear goggles or sunglasses
  • You have a tendency to lose things, like glasses
  • The aesthetics of glasses doesn’t appeal to you
  • You participate in activities that make wearing glasses difficult
  • You have an astigmatism

Whatever the reason, rest assured that Dr. Nguyen offers the right contact lenses for your lifestyle and goals.

What contact lenses are available?

Contact lenses come with a number of unique features, including:

Different replacement options

You can choose from contact lenses that you swap out every day, every week, or every month, depending upon which time frame suits your needs best.

Multifocal lenses

As with glasses, contact lenses now come with multifocal capabilities, including bifocal lenses that allow you to see at a distance and read the menu in front of you without reaching for glasses.

Color possibilities

Although contact lenses are primarily used to correct your vision, they can provide double duty and enhance your existing eye color, or change it entirely, with colored lenses.

New materials

Contact lenses come in a variety of materials, including:

  • Soft, thin plastic
  • Gas-permeable lenses that allow more oxygen to reach your eyes
  • Hard plastic
  • Silicone hydrogel

To decide which material is best, Dr. Nguyen reviews your goals, as well as the structure of your eyes, and makes a recommendation.

Are contact lenses safe?

Contact lenses are very safe, as long as you use them correctly, which means:

  • Replacing them as directed
  • Cleaning them thoroughly
  • Not leaving them in too long
  • Storing them properly

With the right care, your contact lenses will provide you with hassle-free 20/20 vision for years to come.

To find out whether contact lenses are right for you, call Radiant Eyecare, or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool.