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Soft Contact Lenses

woman with contact lensWe offer ALL types of Contact Lenses, from the basic standard contact lenses, to more complex and specialty lenses.

There are contact lenses for people that:

  • are Nearsighted (Myopia)
  • are Farsighted (Hyperopia)
  • need Bifocals or Progressive eyeglasses, and want to be able to see both distance and near             (Presbyopia),
  • have Astigmatism.

We have solutions to provide:

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Daily Disposable Contacts

Daily disposable lenses have the wonderful advantage of having a fresh clean new pair every day.  These are great for individuals who don't want the bother of having to clean their lenses.  Many parents like these for their children.  Other applications might be for:

  • Sports:  both children and adults, who want to wear these only while they play sports, or when they scuba dive.
  • Occasional use:  People who want to wear lenses occasionally, for a few times a week, or only for special occasions, such as going out, or going to a wedding, for example.

Other Disposable Soft Lenses

All lenses are disposable.  They differ in how often you dispose of them.

Soft Lenses are FDA approved to be worn on a daily basis and are then replaced with a new one after a specific time, for example, there are lenses that are approved for 1 or 2 weeks, for 1, 2, 3, or 6 months.    They must be cleaned after every use.

As a lens get older, there are more deposits from your own tears that are on the lenses.  More deposits lead to more potential for problems.  When someone does not clean their lenses or does not replace them when they should be replaced, they are at a greater risk for problems.  If you or your child can keep to a regimen, these are great.  If not, then this can lead to problems.

What kind of problems?

  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis
  • Neovascularization

These are some examples of problems that we want to help you solve BEFORE they ever become a problem.

Bifocal, Multifocal, and Monovision Contact Lenses

Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses are designed to give you good vision for both distance and near when lenses for distance alone don't meet your needs.  Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses are available in both soft and gas permeable (GP) materials.

Bifocals, Multifocals – What's the difference?

Bifocal contacts lenses (like bifocal eyeglass lenses) have two powers – one for seeing clearly far away and one for seeing clearly up close. Multifocal contact lenses, like progressive eyeglass lenses, have a range of powers for seeing clearly far away, up close and everywhere in between. ("Multifocal" is also a catch-all term for all lenses with more than one power, including bifocals.)

Will multifocal contact lenses work for me?

Most people are happy with the vision that multifocal contact lenses provide.  Some people, however, find that they are not seeing as clearly as they would like and may be bothered by glare at night or not being able to see small print.

Another solution for presbyopia may be a monovision or modified monovision fitting of single vision contact lenses.

In monovision, one eye wears a single vision contact lens set for your distance vision and the other eye wears a prescription set for near.  In modified monovision, you wear a single vision "distance lens" on one eye and a multifocal contact lens on the other eye to help you see better up close.

Yet another option is to wear contact lenses for distance and simply wear a pair of eyeglasses over them for reading.

To determine the best contact lenses for your vision needs when you reach "bifocal age," call our office for a consultation.

Special Lenses

There are solutions and customized lenses for people who have

  • a miss-shapen eye because of a congenital (birth) defect or an eye injury. A customized contact lens can be made to match the “good” eye so that they both look the same.
  • problems seeing after LASIK.
  • a color vision deficiency and want to be able to see color.
  • extreme sensitivity to light (photophobia).
  • Keratoconus.

Lenses to change your eye color

There are many different types of color lenses. We offer lenses that give:

  • a more subtle color change
  • a much more dramatic change.
  • light eyes a different color
  • dark eyes a light color.
  • special effects; Wild Eyes lenses.
  • disfigured eyes a more natural appearance

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is one of the most common vision problems, but most people don't know what it is.

Many people are relieved to learn that astigmatism is not an eye disease. Like nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism is a type of refractive condition related to the shape and size of the eye that causes blurred vision.

Uncorrected astigmatism can cause blurred vision, headaches, eyestrain and make objects at all distances appear distorted.

There are special contact lenses for people with astigmatism, including

  • Soft Toric – these have the advantage of comfort but may not be as sharp as Gas Permeable lenses
  • Oxygen Breathing / Gas Permeable – these often provide the best correction and more clear vision for astigmatism
  • Synergeyes Hybrid contact lenses have a GP center and a soft periphery (outside part) to provide the clarity of gas permeable lenses and wearing comfort that is comparable to soft lenses.
  • Orthokeratology