We offer a variety of 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 a therapeutic, bifocal, or cosmetic options.
Compared to glasses, contact lenses provide a few advantages: 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.
However, they also come with a few potential disadvantages as well: they require more daily care than glasses; a potential for eye infections exists if they are not worn or cleaned properly; many types require a short adaptation period.
If you’re considering contacts, we will show you the best options for your prescription and lifestyle.
Contact lenses are a great option for people that require corrective lenses but do not want to wear eyeglasses. However, they are not suited for everyone.
If you suffer from severe allergic conjunctivitis, work in an environment with a lot of chemicals or dust, or if you suffer from chronic dry eye, contact lenses may not be a good option for you.
During your exam we will determine if you are a good fit for contacts.
Switching to contacts is a three-step process:
If you have never worn contact lenses before, please bring:
If you currently wear contacts, please bring:
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 versions also require a short adaptation period before maximum comfort is achieved. They may also contribute towards eye infections if not worn or cleaned properly.
You 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 lenses and the health of your eyes. Most contact lens prescriptions are finalized within 1 or 2 follow-up visits, while some fittings may take longer.
Successful contact lens wear 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 fee is for services provided and includes training and all follow-up visits up to 3 months after the prescription is finalized. The material fee is for 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 caring staff will do all it can to help you wear contact lenses successfully. 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 follow-up care on a regular basis as prescribed by the doctor. In general, annual follow-ups are required to renew contact lens prescriptions.
Contact lenses are quite safe when fit properly and taken care of properly. However, complications can occur.
To minimize that risk, an annual eye examination is necessary to catch and prevent potential complications resulting from lens wear.
Information About Contact Lenses
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 worn 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 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. This is typically the healthiest mode of contact lens wear.
Extended wear contact lenses can be worn for prolonged periods of time or while sleeping. Typically, prolonged wear of contacts or sleeping in contacts reduces the amount of oxygen and tears that reach the cornea. This can result in eye infections, swelling, and abnormal vessel growth.
Conventional contact lenses are lenses that only need to be replaced every 8-12 months. These lenses are frequently selected for difficult prescriptions. They need to be meticulously cleaned and disinfected daily.
Planned replacement contact lenses are replaced on a planned schedule that can be anywhere from once a week to every six months. These lenses need to be removed and disinfected each day prior to 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 kept for 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 or for people with active lives.