Comparison of Firm and Soft Contacts
|Generally excellent.||As good as glasses to fair.|
|Virtually no sensation.|
|Light Sensitive||Mild.||No undue sensitivity.|
|Adaptation||About 15 days.
Wearing time critical.
|About a week.
Wearing time lenient.
|Night Vision||Often vulnerable to reflections.||Good|
|Prescription Changes||Tends to hold prescription||Prescription may change.|
|Material Life||Years.||Daily wear about 2 years.
Extended wear 6 months.
Disposable daily wear 2 weeks.
Disposable extended wear 1 week.
|Occupations||May pop out in contact sports.
Some restrictions with dust and fumes.
|Not ideal to be worn where there are sprays in air (auto body shops, beauty shops, etc.).
Except for 1 Day Acuvue Lenses.
Good for sports.
Some substances may be difficult to remove.
|Falling Out||Possible.||Very improbable.|
|Sliding Off Cornea||Possible.||Very improbable.|
|Dust & Dirt||Can get under lens and irritate eye.||Rarely gets under lens.|
|Climate||No significant difference.||May be less comfortable in dry climates.|
Change color of eyes
|Bifocals & Multifocals||Available in various types.||Available in various types.|