- They do not steam or fog up.
- They are ideally suited for active lifestyles where glasses may get in the way.
- They do not change your appearance.
- They offer excellent peripheral vision.
Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses and refractive surgery. Today, a wide range of contact lens options exist for nearly every prescription and application. We will help you find the right pair and fitment for comfortable enjoyment.
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We offer various contact lenses, including soft contact lenses, lenses for astigmatism, and rigid gas-permeable contact lenses. We can also fit you for more specialized lenses, such as therapeutic, bifocal, or cosmetic options.
If you’re considering contacts, we will show you the best options for your prescription and lifestyle.
Contact lenses can be a great option for many people and different lifestyles, but they are not suited for everyone.
If you suffer from severe allergic conjunctivitis or chronic dry eye or work with chemicals or in a dusty environment, contact lenses may not be a good option for you.
Switching to contacts is a three-step process:
During the initial exam and fitting, we check your eyes to ensure that they are a good candidate for contact lenses. Once the exam is complete, we measure your eyes to determine which lenses will offer an ideal fit.
We provide you with your new lenses and show you how to insert and remove them. Many people get a little nervous for their first time inserting contacts, but you don’t have to be! We’re here to walk you through this process from start to finish.
The follow-up exam is intended to look at your corneal health and see how you have been finding the lenses.
If you have never worn contact lenses before, please bring:
If you currently wear contacts, please bring:
Soft contact lenses are also known as hydrogel or hydrophilic lenses. These lenses are very flexible and are often the most comfortable type of lens to wear initially. While very safe to use, these lenses are often disposable to decrease risks of complications, such as infection.
Rigid gas permeable contacts are stiffer lenses and require an adaptation period for the best comfort. For some prescriptions, these lenses offer crisper vision and excellent oxygen permeability.
Daily wear contact lenses are worn during the day and are removed at night for cleaning and disinfection.
Extended wear contact lenses can be worn for prolonged periods and while sleeping. Sleeping in contacts or wearing them for an extended amount of time can reduce the amount of oxygen your cornea gets, sometimes resulting in eye infections, swelling, and abnormal vessel growth.
Conventional contact lenses are frequently selected for difficult prescriptions. They need to be meticulously cleaned and disinfected daily.
Planned replacement contact lenses are replaced on a set schedule that can be anywhere from once a week to every six months. These lenses need to be removed and disinfected each day before sleeping.
Disposable contact lenses are thrown away after each use. Although lenses that are thrown away after 2 weeks or 1 month are often referred to as “disposable” lenses, a true disposable lens is only used one day. These lenses significantly decrease the chances of contamination by bacteria or other dangerous microbes. Additionally, these lenses are exceptionally convenient for occasional use.
A contact lens is a precisely-fit medical device that improves your vision. They provide good peripheral vision, are excellent for active lifestyles, remain clear (they do not steam or fog up like eyeglasses), and do not change your appearance.
However, they require more daily care than eyeglasses. Some types also require a short adaptation period before maximum comfort is achieved. They may also lead to eye infections and other complications if not worn or cleaned properly.
Your fitting will start with a comprehensive eye examination. The doctor will examine your eyes to determine if you are a candidate for contact lenses and then discuss your options. The fitting then commences with additional tests to design an initial trial pair of contact lenses.
After a one-week trial period, a follow-up visit is necessary to evaluate the contact lens fit and your eye health. Most prescriptions are finalized within 1 or 2 follow-up visits, while some fittings may take longer.
Successful contact lens use depends on healthy eyes, a proper fit, and a patient’s compliance with the prescribed wearing schedule and care system.
The cost of contact lenses depends on the type of contact lens and how frequently you replace them.
There are two fees associated with contact lenses: a fitting fee and a material fee. The fitting covers the services provided and includes training and all follow-up visits up to 3 months after the prescription is finalized. The material fee covers the supply of contact lenses. A written contact lens prescription can be given only after the fitting process is complete.
We purchase contact lenses directly from the manufacturers and pass the savings along to you. For your convenience, contact lenses can be delivered directly to your home or office.
Our staff will do all they can to help you successfully wear contact lenses. We will teach you how to care for your lenses and how to insert and remove them properly.
If you decide that contact lenses are not for you, you may return the contact lenses within 30 days for a full refund of the material fee. Fitting fees are non-refundable.
Once you have been fitted with your new contact lenses, you will need to return for regular follow-up care prescribed by the doctor. In general, annual follow-ups are required to renew contact lens prescriptions.
Contact lenses are quite safe when fitted and taken care of properly. However, there are some risks.
To minimize these risks, an annual eye examination is necessary to catch and prevent potential complications resulting from lens wear.
VISTAKON® has become a world leader in vision care through our unwavering commitment to the highest standards of quality.Through our worldwide network of eye care professionals, we gather insightful feedback that is used to further the safety and improvement of our products and processes.
Due to our high altitude and low humidity, not all contact lenses fit well or feel comfortable. We have purposefully chosen brands that we know work best in our climate.
We offer traditional lenses, disposables, extended wear, multifocal, monovision, and toric lenses.
If you’ve never worn contacts and are considering switching from glasses, book a contact lens eye exam to get the process started.
If you’re wondering if contact lenses are right for you, please book a contact lens exam today, and we can help find lenses to match your needs!
Visit our award-winning location today! You can find our practice right on Main Street, next to Safeway. We offer ample free parking with accessibility options for our patients.
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