Contact LensesYou will quickly recognize that we go beyond the “one size fits all” approach.
Our doctors will thoroughly evaluate your visual needs, prescription, and long-term eye health to determine which brand and type of contact lens combines to provide you with the most convenient, comfortable, and healthy contact lenses available.
We fit all types of contact lenses including lenses for astigmatism, overnight wear, bifocal contact lenses, keratoconus and much more.
Silicone Hydrogel Lenses
Another category of lenses that are fairly new to the market are silicone hydrogel lenses. These lenses provide many times more oxygen to the eyes compared to other categories of lenses. The FDA has actually approved two types of these lenses for up to 30 days of continuous wear without taking them out of your eyes. Sleeping in lenses is not for everyone, but many of our patients wear them for that amount of time with great success. These lenses are actually providing some patients with a second chance to remain in soft contact lenses. If there is a significant risk of failing ocular health due to lack of oxygen to the cornea, then these lenses may provide the needed oxygen and therefore may extend a patient’s ability to remain in soft lenses.
If the options above do not provide the vision or comfort levels needed to be a successful contact lens wearer, then we also have a hybrid lens called Synergeyes. This lens provides the good vision aspect of a hard lens with comfort levels similar to that of a soft lens. It is design with a hard center to provide good vision, but has a soft skirt around it giving it more of a soft feel. This lens comes in several designs, including Multifocals, Astigmatism, Keratoconus and Post-Surgical lenses. To learn more visit their website at www.synergeyes.com.
For those patients who have had difficulty finding lenses that provide optimal vision for their lifestyle, there are RGP or “hard” contacts. These lenses do provide better vision in most cases, but are often a bit more difficult to adjust to comfort-wise. We have many patients who are devoted to these lenses and so happy with them that they are unwilling to switch to soft contact lenses.
Do you have keratoconus or an irregular cornea due to another eye condition or a previous surgery? You may still be able to wear contact lenses. We fit large-diameter gas permeable contacts known as scleral lenses. They are designed to vault over the entire cornea and rest on the sclera (the white part of the eye). This provides a smooth optical surface to mask the irregularities beneath, which typically makes vision sharper than with glasses or soft contacts. These lenses can also be used for severe dry eye caused by conditions like Sjögren’s syndrome and Stevens-Johnson syndrome.
Some of the most popular soft contact lens brands available today are:
- CooperVision (Biofinity, Clariti)
- CibaVision/Alcon (Air Optix, Air Optix Night and Day)
- Vistakon/Johnson & Johnson (Acuvue)
- Bausch + Lomb (Pure Vision, Ultra, Biotrue)