WHAT WE OFFER
Our practice has a full range of contact lens services. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions and help you try contacts so that you can have the added functionality and flexibility that they offer.
Contact Lens Exam
Just like one shoe size doesn’t fit all, one contact lens size doesn’t fit all. If the curvature of a contact lens is too flat or too steep for your eye’s shape, you could experience discomfort or even eye damage.
Because of this, the contact lens exam includes additional portions such as the following:
Measurement of your eye’s surface and curvature
An instrument called a keratometer will be used to measure the curvature of your eye’s clear front surface (cornea). These measurements help the doctor determine the proper curve and size for your contact lenses.
Tear film evaluation
Contact lens fittings may also include a tear film evaluation. Your eye’s moisture content may be evaluated by placing fluorescein dye in your eye through eye drops, and then evaluating how long it takes for the dye to be washed away by your eye’s tears. If your eyes don’t produce enough moisture and you have severe dry eye, contact lenses may not be right for you. Additionally, certain contact lenses such as those made of silicone hydrogel material may work better for eyes that are dry.
Evaluation of your eye’s surface and contact lens fit
The health of your cornea will also be evaluated using a biomicroscope. This lighted instrument with magnification will provide detailed information about your eye’s surface as a baseline for the doctor to evaluate any future changes to your eyes related to contact lens wear. The biomicroscope can also be used to evaluate the fit of a diagnostic pair of lenses, because it allows the doctor to observe alignment of the lens as it rests on the surface of your eye and how much the lens moves after each blink to make sure that the fit is correct.
Choose Your Contacts
After finding a contact lens that fits properly, is comfortable for you, and provides good vision, the doctor will write a contact lens prescription.
The range of options for contacts include:
Daily Disposable Contacts
Daily lenses are probably the fasting growing modality in the market today. Daily disposables are not only the healthiest way to wear contact lenses, but also the most convenient and cleanest.
Multi Focal Contact Lenses
At a certain age, usually around 45, your up-close vision will begin worsen and you’ll notice you need to hold things further away to be clear. Or you’ll be in a dimly lit restaurant and reading the menu has become increasingly difficult, you are probably experiencing a phenomenon called presbyopia. If wearing glasses is not the option you want, then you’ll be excited to know about a relatively new advancement in contact lens technology called multifocal contact lenses.
Toric Contact Lenses
Toric lenses have two powers in them, created with curvatures at different angles. There’s also a mechanism to keep the contact lens relatively stable on the eye when you blink or look around. To provide crisp vision, toric contact lenses cannot rotate on your eye
Rigid Gas Permeable and scleral lenses
Custom-made lenses are used to correct difficult prescriptions that soft lenses may be unable to do. Each of these lenses is carefully custom-crafted to fit your eye and your eye only, through careful measurements of the size and curvature of your cornea. If you’ve been told that you cannot wear contact lenses due to the unusual amount of nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or irregularity of your cornea due to scarring or keratoconus, then these may be the only option for you.
Colored or Tinted Lenses
Colored or Tinted Lenses