There have been many advances in contact lens options. Those who previously were not candidates for contact lenses may now be successful in contact lens wear. There are many different kinds of contacts, including rigid and flexible, extended wear, disposable and planned replacement lenses. Some can be made as multifocal or in different colors. After a thorough eye exam and consultation with an experienced physician, patients who qualify for contact lenses can discuss which type is right for them. All contact lenses require special care and cleaning. You’ll need to make regular follow-up visits to ensure your eyes remain healthy.