Due to advances in contact lenses, many patients previously told that they were not a contact lens candidate may now be fitted successfully.
Contact lens prescriptions are given after they have been fitted to the shape of your eye and evaluated for movement, comfort and clarity. Since contact lenses come in direct contact with your eyes and can cause eye health problems, you should see a professional annually. Always bring your contact prescription with you and wear your contacts to each exam.
Contact lens fitting, training and material fees are separate from eye examination charges.
Soft contact lenses are made of a combination of water and polymer. Soft lenses also allow oxygen to move through the lens and into the eye. There are soft contacts for all types of vision corrections. The replacement period and specific lens is customized to your needs.
Rigid gas permeable lenses (oxygen permeable lenses) use polymers; a type of plastic. Polymers are permeable – they do not stop oxygen from getting into the eye – and prevent the risk of new blood vessels appearing in the eye and obscuring vision, which is a concern with traditional hard contact lenses.
Contacts for astigmatism, or toric lenses, are available in soft and gas permeable lenses. The lenses are specially designed for each person to correct the specific degree of astigmatism.
Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses work much like bifocal and multifocal eyeglasses, in which different areas of the lenses are different powers in order to optimize near and far vision correction. There are multiple types of bifocal and multifocal lenses, and together we can decide which may be right for you.