Contact LensesYou will quickly recognize that we go beyond the “one size fits all” approach.
Our Optometrists can help you find the best contact lenses for your lifestyle.
New advances in contact lens technology allow most people to successfully wear contact lenses-even those with astigmatism or bifocal requirements. You’ll quickly recognize that we go beyond the “one size fits all” approach to contact lenses and we understand the importance of personal attention when it comes to your vision and comfort.
Our doctors will thoroughly evaluate your visual needs, prescription, and long term eye health to determine which brand and type of contact lens combines for you the most convenient, comfortable, and healthy contact lenses available.
For those patients that have had a difficult time finding lenses that provide good enough vision for their lifestyle, there are hard contacts. These lenses do provide better vision in most cases, but are usually a bit more diffcult to adjust to comfort wise. There are many patients in these lenses that are completely happy and unwilling to switch to soft contact lenses.
SILICONE HYDROGEL LENSES
Another category of lenses that are fairly new to the market are the silicone hydrogel lenses. These lenses can provide many times more oxygen to the eyes compared to other category of lenses. These lenses are actually providing some patients with a second chance to remain in soft contact lenses. If there is a significant risk of failing ocular health due to lack of oxygen to the cornea, then these lenses may provide the needed oxygen and therefore may extend a patient’s ability to remain in soft lenses.
CUSTOMIZED SCLERAL LENSES
If you want to wear contact lenses but have had trouble wearing them in the past — or you’ve been told you are not a good candidate for contacts — scleral contact lenses may be the solution you are looking for.
They are called “scleral” lenses because, instead of covering only a portion of the cornea (like conventional gas permeable lenses), these large lenses vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the “white” of the eye (the sclera).
Because of their size, scleral lenses are more stable on the eye than conventional gas permeable lenses — so they are less likely to accidentally dislodge from the eye. This stability also can make them more comfortable than conventional lenses; scleral lenses provide initial comfort similar to soft lenses, especially for sensitive eyes or irregularly shaped corneas.
Some of the most popular soft contact lens brands available today are:
- CooperVision (Biofinity, Frequency)
- CibaVision/Alcon (Air Optix, Dailies Aqua Comfort, Dailies Total 1)
- Vistakon/Johnson & Johnson (Acuvue)
- Bausch + Lomb (Ultra, Pure Vision 2)