We follow up the initial fitting and then make any necessary changes in fit or materials to get you the best possible fit. Then, we continue with long-term follow-up to monitor the condition of the lenses and to ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained. Since most patients can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.
Our offices offer various options to meet your contact lens needs.
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses.
A good contact lens fit starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear. At EyeCare Associates, we will determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle needs, the shape and health of your eye.
Soft lenses are the most common type of contact lens on the market. Comfortable to wear, soft lenses must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on type. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.
Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses
Made of moderately flexible plastics, gas-permeable lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for, but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.
In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction, just like a pair of bifocal or progressive glasses.
Color Contact Lenses
Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes.
Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are comparable to GP lenses.
Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Schedule an appointment today for an assessment and contact lens advice from one of our experienced doctors!