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Contact Lens

It’s now easier and healthier to wear contact lenses than ever before. Advancements in lens technology provide options like soft bifocal lenses and astigmatic soft lenses for people who formerly thought contact lenses were not viable for them. Contact lenses are more comfortable now, too, so if you happen to be a previous contact lens “dropout”, ask your doctor about the new materials that make contacts more comfortable. Or choose from a variety of colors to brighten your eyes or improve sports performance.

Because there are so many contact lens options available, it’s vital that you have a doctor fit you for the lenses most suitable to your specific needs. To ensure ongoing eye health, it is important for contact lens wearers to have annual eye exams. Contacts interact directly with delicate eye tissues and an eye exam could detect problems before they negatively impact your eye health or vision.

Lens Fitting

Everybody’s eyes are different. So are their vision correction needs. As a result, your eye doctor will need to take measurements to fit you for contact lenses during your comprehensive eye exam. When contacts don’t fit properly, they can cause discomfort, blurred vision, or eye damage.

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Types & Brands

Brands:

  • Acuvue
  • Air Optix
  • Avaira
  • Biofinity
  • Biomedics
  • Dailies
  • extreme H2O
  • Fresh Look
  • proclear
  • Pure Vision
  • Soflens

Contact Lens Services DOCTORS

Frequently Asked Questions

Do contact lenses help with an astigmatism?
Yes. Toric lenses are specifically designed to correct astigmatism. Toric lenses are typically soft lenses. They have different corrective powers in different lens meridians and design elements to keep the lens in place.
I have dry eyes. Can I still wear contact lenses?
It is advisable to treat your dry eyes first. We can do this in several ways: artificial tears, nutritional supplements, medicated eye drops, or a punctal occlusion. Doctors perform the punctal occlusion procedure to close the ducts in your eyelids that drain tears away.

After the dry eye condition has been treated you can try contact lenses. Certain materials work better than others for dry eyes. Because GP lenses don’t dry out the way soft lenses can, they may be the better option for some dry eye sufferers.
Can I wear contact lenses if I have presbyopia?
Yes. Today, there are bifocal and multifocal contact lenses that correct presbyopia. Another option for individuals with presbyopia is monovision. Monovision involves wearing a contact lens in one eye for distance vision and a lens in the other eye to help with near vision.
Is it necessary to have an eye exam in order to be fit for contact lenses?
Yes! Before fitting you with contact lenses, your eye doctor will perform a comprehensive eye exam to determine your prescription and to check your eye health to ascertain whether you have any issues that would interfere with wearing contacts. If the exam goes well, the next step is a contact lens consultation and fitting.
Am I eligible for a contact lens fitting?
Even if you’ve been told you’re not a good candidate for contacts, we may be able to help you safely and successfully wear contact lenses. Call our office at 773-274-2020 to schedule a consultation.
How often should I get my eyes checked after I start wearing contacts?
You should have an eye exam a least once a year to verify you continue to wear the proper prescription and to ensure that your eyes remain healthy and tolerant of contact lens wear.