Optometrist-Fitted Contact Lenses Ensure The Best Vision And Eye Health
Approximately 1 in 5 iindividuals wear contact lenses. The reason why individuals elect to wear contact lenses varies. In some cases, individuals can see better with contact lenses than with prescription glasses. That is often due to cornea shape or dry eye symptoms. Because contact lenses are medical devices that sit directly on the eye, the most important decision an individual can make is to have their contact lenses prescribed, fitted, and annually examined by a qualified optometrist. Why is this so important? Because improper fitting contact lenses can lead to devastating visual complications that may not be reversible. Visit one of our optometrists today, and be confident that you have the contact lenses best fitted to your eyes, lifestyle, and vision needs.Schedule An Exam Our Optometrists
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Contact Lenses: Why Our Fittings Are The Best
- Experienced Optometrists & Opticians: When it comes to prescribing and fitting contact lenses, there is no substitute for experience.
- Personalized Selection & Fitting: Prescription, size, shape, style, lifestyle, budget - every person is unique. We customize contact lens selections to our patients.
- State-of-the-Art Digital Measurements: Seeing your best requires contact lenses that offer the best fit. Our corneal topography technologies ensure the best fit.
- Modern Lenses: We offer high performance contact lenses from some of the best manufacturers, including CooperVision, Johnson + Johnson, Alcon, and Bausch + Lomb.
- Commitment Care: All patients are trained how to properly wear and care for their contact lenses.
Types Of Contact Lenses.
Soft Contact Lenses
There are several types of contact lenses. Soft contact lenses are the most commonly worn type of contact lenses. In North American, 90 percent of contact lens wearers use soft contact lenses. Soft contact lenses are composed of malleable plastic polymers. They are very flexible and, when fit properly, will form to the cornea (the front surface of the eye). Their advantages include:
- Offer greater initial comfort than hard or Rigid Gas Permeable lenses.
- Typically have a shorter adaptation period for new wearers.
- Ideal for occasional wear.
- Less susceptible to the intrusion of foreign objects under the lens, such as dust.
- Less sensitivity to light than with hard or Rigid Gas Permeable lenses.
- Rarely fall out of the eye, making them ideal for sports, particularly for contact sports such as football or basketball.
- Available in tinted versions.
Types of Contact Lenses.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses are hard contact lenses made of silicone-containing compounds that allow oxygen to pass through the lens material to the eye. Newer RGP lenses offer the advantage of allowing more oxygen to pass through to the eye than soft contact lenses. They are often referred to as oxygen permeable lenses and are available in daily wear and extended wear options.
- Provide sharper, clearer vision than soft contact lenses.
- Correct most corneal astigmatism.
- Better durability than soft contact lenses.
- Good handling characteristics.
- Easier to care for than soft contact lenses.
Contact Lenses: Back-Ups Are Necessary.
Prescription Glasses: A Spare Tire For Contact Lens Wearers
A common misconception is that contact lenses are a replacement for eyeglasses and eliminate the need for glasses. On the contrary, contact lens wearers should always have an up-to-date pair of prescription glasses. There are several reasons why.
- Eyes Need To Breathe. Healthy eyes require oxygen. Accordingly, individuals should limit the amount of time they wear contact lenses. Glasses are excellent for bedtime reading, weekends, etc.
- Convenience. Contact lenses should be removed before sleeping. Glasses can be conveniently slipped-on to bridge the gap bewteen waking up and getting ready for your day.
- Safety. Contact lenses should not be worn in the water (e.g., swimming) or in particular work environments (e.g., laboratories). Prescription glasses or prescription safety glasses provide clear vision in these enviornments.
- Eye Emergencies And Infections. If you are a contact lens wearer and have an eye emergency or develop an infection, you will need to stop wearing contact lenses until the healing process completes.
- Damage Or Lost Lenses. Contact lenses get lost and can be damaged. A backup pair of glasses ensure clear vision while you pursue a replacement.
Visit An Eye Care Provider & Save.
Contact Lens Rebates & Savings
Did you know that when you purchase your contact lenses from a dedicated eye care provider (ECP) you can save.....a lot? It's true! With manufacturer rebates that are offered only through dedicated eye care providers you can save up to $200 on your contact lens purchase. Choose eye-deology Vision Care for your annual contact lens eye exam and save even more with in-clinic savings. If you purchase a year-supply save even more with 10% Off non-prescription sunglasses.Schedule A Contact Lens Fitting
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