The many varieties of the contact lens

If you’ve been thinking about changing your frames into contacts, or if you’re looking into getting a different kind, it’s important to be aware of your options. Contacts come in a variety of lens types, and each has its own distinct advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a brief list of the most popular kinds to get you started:

Rigid gas-permeable:
This is the basic kind of contact lens. It is made out of slightly flexible plastic and provides wearers with the highest quality of vision possible. It is also generally durable. However, in order for the lens to adapt to a person’s eye, he must wear it very frequently and make sure it is not slipping off-center.
Daily wear soft lenses:
These lenses are made out of soft, flexible plastic. According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), daily wear soft lenses are great for active lifestyles because they are comfortable and do not come out easily. They’re also available as tints and bifocals. However, the lenses do need to be replaced more often, as they get dirty easily.
Extended wear lenses:
This type of lens, as indicated by the name, can be worn for longer periods of time than the typical contact lens – including overnight and for up to seven days. The downside is that eyes are more prone to complications when wearing the same lens for such a long period of time. There is also a disposable version of the extended wear lens, which offers many of the same benefits as the daily wear lenses. The AOA suggests patients wear the disposable version for one to six days before discarding them and starting fresh.

To get more information about any of these types of contact lenses, schedule an appointment with your True Care plan-accepting eye doctor and ask how True Care can make your next pair of contacts even more affordable.

Click here to return to the Articles main page
Join Now


Click Here for More

"I finally found something that really helps! The first week I received the Advantage Card, I saved $418 on Dental expenses. That was money I would have had to pay out of my own pocket."
- J. Britt, Orlando, FL

"I just want to say thanks for having this service for those that cannot afford dental insurance. I have noticed the savings since the very first time I used it, and I've never even heard of Discount Dental Plans before. I was so pleased with the company I called in to see what other programs they offer and signed up for coverage on Medical and Chiropractic as well!"
-Kevin, Philadelphia, PA

"The free prescription drug card is such an added bonus. I'm on a maintenance drug that used to cost me $107.67 every three months. After receiving my free discount drug card it now costs just $43.42. This is an annual saving of $257, which is even more than the entire plan cost. What a great free bonus to go along with my dental plan."
-Hassan, Sacramento, CA

"I became a TRUE CARE Dental Plans member on March 9th. I was able to get an appointment on the 10th and saved over $1,000. Even though I hadn't received my actual True Care Dental Plans member cards, the customer service was so helpful."
-Erin, Savannah, GA

"I am very pleased with the dental discounts offered with the Aetna Dental Access Plan. I think it's a wonderful, affordable dental plan, and have referred one friend already. I am looking forward to continue my membership into 2009. Thanks again."
-Kimberly, Tuscon, AZ

"I became a member of TRUE CARE Dental Plans last year. It was the best $135 I have ever spent! My membership reduced the price of all my cleanings, X-rays and other procedures."
-Carolyn, Jacksonville, FL

"I just wanted to thank TRUE CARE because I found a great orthodontist who gave me 30% off the new Invisalign braces. This comes out to HUGE savings for me. I didn't expect such savings on braces from a dental plan."
-Laura, Daytona, FL

Submit Your Own

Free Offers with True Care

Claim your free prescription discount card today! Claim your free Prescription discount card today!

True Care Highlights

Annual Offer: Pay for a Year, Receive 2 Months FREE!

  • Save 15% - 50% on most dental services
  • Includes your entire family for the same low price
  • Easy to use and no paper work
  • 30-Day Refund Policy