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Hard or Soft Contact Lenses - Which is better?

Question by Translated Content | 07/08/2012 at 19:56

Soon, I would like to wear contact lenses, but I do not know, whether I should take soft or hard contact lenses.

What would you advise and for what reason? What is the difference between a hard and a soft lens?



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For a beginner, I would definitely recommend soft lenses. The soft ones are larger and elastic and can therefore also be inserted easier. The hard ones have the advantage that they are smaller and therefore have more freedom of movement in the eye. Thus, they can let more oxygen into the eye, which is healthier, especially for long-term users. The soft lenses, on the other hand, only let a little oxygen through, since they almost cover the complete eye. Another advantage of hard lenses is, that they last much longer, but they are also more expensive and quite hard to put them in the eye.

Therefore, I would recommend to try everything with the soft ones and then, maybe after a few years, you can upgrade to the hard lenses. Just for starters, the difficult hard lenses make no sense and it may even occur that the one or other lens is dropped. There, it is better to have the soft ones, since they have to be replaces often anyway and so, the loss is not so great.

And make sure, that you take lenses that let pass the maximum amount of oxygen. There are great differences, and your eyes will thank you for the right choice!
08/08/2012 at 23:05

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Hard lenses are much thicker than soft ones. For this reason, I had personally always felt to have a foreign body in the eye. Therefore, I would also recommend soft lenses for a beginner.

Later, after you have accustomed yourself to the soft lenses, you can still switch to hard ones.
21/08/2012 at 20:19

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