Contact lenses are truly the best non-surgical alternative to wearing eyeglasses. We provide state of the art materials and the highest quality of care to our contact lens patients. New contact lens technology allows us to fit lenses to your eyes that transfer more oxygen and are less drying. Having more oxygen reach your eye means your eye will be healthier. Having less drying of your contacts means your eyes will be more comfortable. Now you can have clear vision, comfortable vision and healthy eyes with your contacts!
Colored contact lenses are becoming more popular. Some people enjoy wearing colored contact lenses on a daily basis. Other people, want colored lenses for a special event like a wedding or prom. Our eye doctors can suggest the best colored lens option to fit your needs!
The following are some common questions regarding contact lenses:
• I have astigmatism. Can I wear contact lenses?
Yes! Newer contact lens technology has made updates for people with astigmatism. Even if you have a large amount of astigmatism, it is likely that you will be able to use soft contact lenses. A great improvement from past years!
• I need glasses to see far away and up close. Can I wear contact lenses?
Yes! Contacts are now available for presbyopes (people that use bifocal glasses to see distance and near). There are bifocal contact lenses in many materials. These work in a similar fashion to bifocal glasses. In bifocal contacts, your vision is corrected for distance and near in both eyes.
There is also a contact lens fit called monovision. Monovision makes one eye a little stronger for distance and one eye a little stronger for reading. When you have both eyes open, you will be able to see distance and near. This sounds a little strange… but it works!
• Why are my contact lens powers different from my eyeglasses?
Contact lenses sit directly on the front of the eye. This changes the optics (the way light passes through a lens). Your eye doctor will use a mathematical formula to help account for this change in optics. He may also need to observe the way the lens moves on your eye when you blink and account for excessive movement. Unlike glasses, contact lenses are moving with every blink of the eye!
Contacts also come in different sizes and curves. This specific information must also be determined to complete a contact lens prescription. The size and curve for your contact lens prescription will be determined by several measurements as well as the doctor’s observation of the contact on your eye.
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