While we firmly believe that everyone deserves the perfect glasses to match their style, there is no denying the benefits and convenience offered by modern contact lenses. Contact lenses provide full-time vision correction for millions of people world-wide and are a perfect solution for individuals looking for an alternative to spectacles.
Contact lenses rest on a thin layer of tear-film directly on the cornea of the eye. It is important that the lenses fit your eyes properly. The better the fit, the more comfortable the contact lenses and the better your overall vision.
During a contact lens exam, the overall health of your eyes is assessed. If they are suitable for contact lenses, detailed measurements are taken to determine the shape and size of your cornea. This information is used to find a suitable pair of contact lenses that will provide comfortable vision correction.
During the initial contact lens fitting, we will provide you with in-depth information about handling, storing, and caring for your contacts. We also will teach you how to properly insert and remove contact lenses in a safe and efficient manner.
There is a type of contact lens for almost every prescription. Compared to eyeglasses, contact lenses often require less maintenance and are comparable in overall price.
While it is true that your eyes must undergo a brief adaptation period, ranging from a couple of days up to two weeks, most people quickly find contact lenses comfortable to wear. The first few times you insert and remove them it can be challenging, but it does not take long for it to become part of your daily routine.
One of the defining characteristics of a contact lens is its wearing time and replacement schedule. Not all contact lenses are the same: some are designed to be discarded daily, while others are meant to be worn for days or even weeks at a time.
The most hygienic and easiest way to wear contact lenses is daily disposable lenses. These lenses are worn for a day and then discarded, so you don’t have to worry about ever wearing a dirty or damaged lens. Contact lenses that are replaced monthly can require nightly removal and special cleaning and storage solutions, unless they are an extended wear lens that you can sleep in.
It is important to follow the wear time and replacement schedule of your contacts. This ensures that your contacts remain comfortable while keeping your eyes healthy. No matter which modality of lens you choose, we are dedicated to ensuring you are fit with the best contact lens for your eye health and budget.
Contact lenses come in a variety of prescription powers similar to eyeglasses. With a prescription determined during your exam, we will provide you with a pair of diagnostic lenses for you to try before you purchase your annual supply. If the diagnostic lenses are uncomfortable or do not provide adequate vision correction during the trial period, we will work to find a different brand or type of lens to meet your needs. It is not uncommon to try two or three different types of contact lenses until the ideal fit is determined.