There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses over glasses from having a hassle free vision correction to wearing non-prescription sunglasses or goggles. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction and field of view than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
Our eye doctors keep up to date with current technology in contact lenses and would be pleased to discuss contact lens options with you, whether you are a first time or current contact lens wearer.
After a comprehensive eye health and vision assessment, Dr. Roshni Echharam will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type of lens that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. We carry a large variety of contact lenses from all of the most popular manufacturers. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our eye doctors to determine which contact lens modality will be best for you.
After the contact lens fitting is completed, our highly skilled technicians will then work with you one-on one to teach you the correct method of inserting, removing and cleaning your contact lenses. Appropriate contact lens care systems will be recommended to you based on the material and modality of the contact lens.
Soft contact lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, bi-weekly or daily depending on the type selected for you. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. With the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, soft contact lenses can be worn for longer periods with greater comfort.
These lenses are made of an oxygen permeable polymer. RGP lenses offer very sharp vision and correct most vision conditions. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but are usually associated with more initial discomfort and they require a longer adaptation period. Our doctors are highly skilled in fitting, prescribing and trouble shooting gas permeable contact lenses.
Your reading difficulties don’t mean you have to change your lifestyle or your appearance. If you currently wear single-vision contact lenses for distance, there’s no reason to give up the freedom you enjoy with your contact lenses. In addition, if you currently wear glasses and shudder at the thought of wearing tell-tale bifocals, our bifocal contact lenses may be the answer for you.