Contact lenses can eliminate many of the problems associated with wearing eyeglasses, particularly for those who lead active lifestyles, participate in sports and certain occupations where glasses can be a hindrance. Contact lenses can correct certain vision problems such as myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism and presbyopia. There are even contact lenses available that can change the color of your eyes for cosmetic or fashion purposes.
For a contact lens exam, it is best that you come in wearing your current contact lenses.
We offer the latest technological advances in contact lens as well. Here are just a few of the brands we carry:
Contact Lens Fitting
Fitting a contact lens correctly is important for the health of your eye and to attain optimal vision. There are several measurements that are part of the fitting process. Refraction is the process of determining what eyeglass or contact lens power is right for you. Eyeglass and contact lens powers are not always the same. This is due to the distance the lens is from the eye.
Keratometry measures the curvature of the front surface of your eye, the cornea. Contact lenses come in different shapes to match the shape of the patient’s cornea.
Disposable Contact Lenses
Disposable contact lenses are the most common type of lens on the market today. There are different types of disposable contact lenses. The replacement schedule varies from being replaced every day to every three months. For proper hygiene the lenses should be removed every night.
Daily Wear Contact Lenses
Daily wear lenses are removed on a daily basis. These lenses should last one year. The cleaning regimen for these lenses is more thorough than the disposable lenses allowing them to last a whole year.
Speciality contact lenses
Toric contact lenses correct astigmatism. Multifocal contact lenses allow you to see far and near albeit with some compromise. Monovision can be achieved with contact lenses using one eye for far and one eye for near.
Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Gas permeable lenses are rigid lenses that are less comfortable than soft lenses but can correct some refractive lenses that a soft lens can not. They are removed every night.
Cleaning and Disinfecting
It is very important to keep your lenses clean to maintain the health of your eyes. You should always wash your hands before handling your contact lenses. The lenses should be removed every evening and cleaned with the solution that your doctor recommends. The lenses should then be stored in a contact lens case overnight. In the morning the clean lenses can be placed in your eyes.
A contact lens is a medical device that is controlled by the Food and Drug Administration. Misuse of this product can lead to eye problems. It is important to follow the schedule that your doctor provides you with for wearing the contact lenses.
If you should ever experience any symptoms that seem to be unusual you should remove your contact lenses immediately. If the symptoms persist you should contact the office to have your eyes checked.