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Contacts (and colored contacts) for farsightedness

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For those of us that weren’t lucky enough to be born with perfect vision, contacts present an effective means for correcting our vision, without the conspicuousness of glasses. In fact, contact lenses have come a long way since their modern reconception in the mid-twentieth century, with several brands on the market today precision manufacturing contacts for farsightedness and nearsightedness according to the specifications of individual prescriptions to create nearsighted or farsighted contact lenses quickly and easily.

What is farsightedness (hyperopia)?

Farsightedness (“hyperopia”) is one of the most common refractive errors among people today. This condition occurs when the eye’s natural lens attempts to bring light into focus on the back wall of the eye, called the retina. However, the depth of the back wall of the eye is shorter than the lens’ refraction of light.

As a result, the point of focus of the refracted light does not perfectly align in relation to the depth of the retina. Thus, the image is focused by the lens in a space that would fall behind the retina and the lens must work harder to focus the image on the retina.

Farsightedness is a condition that children are often born with and can vary in severity. However, most children will eventually outgrow their farsightedness as their eyes continue to grow and develop into adulthood.

More about contacts for farsightedness

In case it hasn’t already been made clear to you by your OD if you are farsighted or nearsighted, it’s easy to tell by looking at your prescription. Power prescriptions beginning with a plus sign (+) indicate farsightedness while prescriptions with a minus sign (-) indicate nearsightedness.

Whether you’re nearsighted or farsighted, it is easy to correct your refractive error with contact lenses. There are many different brands and types of contact lenses available on the market today able to be custom produced to correct your specific degree of hyperopia. You can speak with your OD during your next eye exam to discuss which type and brand of contact lens she or he recommends.

Can you get colored contacts for farsightedness?

For common refractive errors like nearsightedness and farsightedness, it is relatively easy to find colored contact lenses that fit your needs and style. Most commercial brands manufacture hyperopia colored contacts (colored contacts for farsightedness). For example, Air Optix Colors colored contacts come in a variety of different colors and may also be specifically tailored to correct for your individual prescription. You can order these and other contact lenses online by simply inputting the information specific to your prescription, and even your insurance information, and have the contacts custom made for you and sent right to your home.

Colored contacts are considered medical devices just like other types of uncolored contact lenses -- to order them, with vision correction or not, you will need to get a prescription from your eye doctor. Also, just like other types of lenses, colored contact lenses need to be cleaned and taken care of with a case and cleaning solution.

You can order farsighted contacts and colored farsighted contacts online, as well as any products you need to clean and care for them. Stock up with ContactsDirect® and have them shipped right to your door!