Contact Lens WearLet’s take a quick look at who is wearing today’s contact lenses.

  • Over 30 million Americans wear contact lenses
  • Two-thirds of all contact lens wearers are female
  • Ten percent are age 18 or under
  • Fifteen percent are between the ages of 18-24
  • 50 percent are 25 to 44 years old
  • Most contact lens wearers are nearsighted
  • Eighty percent wear daily wear contact lenses
  • Over fifty percent wear 1 to 2-week disposable lenses

Contact lenses are used to correct similar conditions that eyeglasses correct:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness);
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness);
  • Astigmatism (blurred vision due to the shape of the cornea);
  • Presbyopia (inability to see close up).

​Some of the latest lens materials offer a High Definition (HD) quality of optics.