Those patients who elect to wear contact lenses for their vision correction require added evaluation on the part of the
Optometrist including but not limited to surface measurements and tear quality
In addition, we provide trial lenses and follow-up visits for 60 days. Your contact lens evaluation will be an additional fee.
We make purchasing contacts easy and affordable. We stock a variety of contact lenses in our office. Also, for your convenience, you can
order your prescription lenses from our website or use our Eye Subscribe program for automated mailings of your lenses at specified intervals. Rebates are available for nearly all contact lenses.
We offer only the best
in contact lens
We offer the latest technology in Contact Lens exams to target specific eye problems like dry eyes, astigmatism, difficulty reading, and eye diseases like keratoconus. We are focused on giving you the best comfort and vision, not just adequate comfort and vision. Contacts are constantly being improved for more comfort and better vision.
Contact lens exams, like all regular eye exams, allow your optometrist to take a thorough look at the health of your eyes and the quality of your vision. Doing this regularly, about once a year, also lets your optometrist keep a close eye on any changes to your vision before they become serious.
Contact lenses are medical devices, so you need a contact lens prescription in order to buy them, and your optometrist is required to make sure that your vision examination for your contact lens prescription involves finding the right fit for your lenses.
If you’re a contact lens wearer, it’s important to make sure that your lenses fit both your eyes and your vision properly. In addition to a comprehensive eye exam, a contact lens exam will also involve a contact lens fitting.
Your optometrist will need to gather several measurements. The most common is the curvature of your cornea, your eye’s clear front surface. In some cases, your pupil and iris size will also be measured. If you tend to have dry eyes, your optometrist may also perform a tear film evaluation to make sure you’re prescribed contact lenses that keep your eyes sufficiently moist.
Remember, your optometrist is your ally in making sure your eyes get what they need to stay healthy and perform at their best.
A thorough comprehensive eye exam will
determine the best lens, vision
and fit for you!
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are made of soft, flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea. Soft contact lenses may be easier to adjust to and are more comfortable than rigid gas permeable lenses. Newer soft lens materials include silicone-hydrogels to provide more oxygen to your eye while you wear your lenses.
Daily & Disposable Contact Lenses
The majority of soft contact lens wearers are prescribed some type of frequent replacement schedule. "Disposable," as defined by the FDA, means used once and discarded. With a true daily wear disposable schedule, a brand new pair of lenses is used each day. Some soft contact lenses are referred to as "disposable" by contact lens sellers, but actually, they are for frequent/planned replacement (for example,
daily or 14 days to 30 days) and then thrown away.
Specialty Contact Lenses
Toric contact lenses are specially designed to correct the vision issues that arise from having a different curvature of the cornea. This is possible because a toric contact lens is shaped like a ring doughnut rather than a standard spherical lens. This creates different vertical and horizontal refractive powers that increase or decrease gradually as you move around the lens.
Multifocal. Multifocal contact lenses have been designed to correct the visual issue of presbyopia
(Near and Farsighted). They blend together two or more prescriptions to allow your eyes the ability to focus on objects at all distances, giving you the freedom from wearing
RGP Contact Lenses
Rigid gas permeable contact lenses (RGPs) are more durable and resistant to deposit buildup. They tend to be less expensive over the life of the lens since they last longer than soft contact lenses.
They are easier to handle and less likely to tear. However, they are not as comfortable initially as soft contacts and it may take a few weeks to get used to wearing RGPs, compared to several days for soft contacts.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral lenses are larger lenses made of gas permeable material used to correct vision in a number of conditions such as keratoconus, post-refractive surgery corneal issues, ocular surface disease, dry eye, and even normal refractive errors.
They are called "scleral" lenses because, these lenses cover the "white" of the eye (the sclera). Because of this type of fit, they are less likely to accidentally dislodge from the eye compared to conventional GP lenses.
Decorative (Plano) Contact Lenses
Some contact lenses do not correct vision and are intended solely to change the appearance of the eye. These are sometimes called plano, zero-powered or non-corrective lenses.
For example, they can temporarily change a brown-eyed person's eye color to blue, or make a person's eyes look weird by portraying Halloween themes.
Even though these decorative lenses don't correct vision, they're regulated by the FDA, just like corrective contact lenses.