Contact lenses can be used to account for refractive errors without the need to wear glasses, providing you with more freedom and flexibility.
During a contact lens exam, we will measure your eyes and make sure that contact lenses are a good choice for you, and determine which style is best suited to your unique needs. We will discuss your lifestyle requirements and preferences and test your visual acuity.
When you visit us for a contact lens exam, we won’t just make sure that contact lenses are right for you – we’ll take the time to explain your options and teach you how to insert, remove, and care for your new contact lenses.
The first thing we’ll complete, however, is a visual acuity test. We will check to see what type of refractive correction your eyes need.
If you already wear contact lenses, we may check how your current lenses are fitting and, if necessary, adjust your prescription. If you don’t currently use contacts, we will discuss your preferences and lifestyle to see what style of lenses may suit you best.
We’ll also measure your eyes to make sure we can provide you with the best options to suit your needs. To measure the curvature of your cornea, we’ll use a keratometer, to determine the shape of your eye based on how light refracts inside it.
Just like how not every piece of clothing fits every person, not every style of contact lens is suited to every eye. To help you achieve clear and comfortable vision, we offer a wide range of different contact lens styles.
Soft contact lenses are the most often-prescribed and commonly worn contact lenses in the United States, with over 90% of contact wearers choosing this style. They are made of a flexible, breathable plastic that allows oxygen to pass through. Their flexible texture also means that most user’s eyes adjust quickly.
Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contact lenses are made of a firmer plastic than their soft counterparts, so they are also more durable. However, because they are more rigid many patients find the adjustment period is longer.
Extended wear contact lenses are designed to be worn continuously for a set amount of time, which may range from a week to a month. They are usually soft lenses, but may also (less commonly) be RGP contact lenses. To help ensure your eyes stay healthy and comfortable, you should always give your eyes at least 24 hours to rest when you switch from one pair of extended wear contact lenses to another.
The most commonly worn lenses are disposable contact lenses. These are made for daytime use and, depending on the type, should be stored in a case with contact lens cleaning solution overnight to be re-worn the next day. The amount of time you should be wearing your disposables varies depending on the style and brand but typically range from one day to one month.
Never wear your disposable lenses for longer than recommended by the manufacturer.
If you’re wondering what type of lenses are best for you, please book an appointment so we can assess your eyes and help you make an informed decision.
If your eyes require specialty lenses, we are here to help. Based on your unique needs, we can prescribe different styles of specialty lens so you can still experience visual acuity with the freedom of contact lenses.
Aspheric contact lenses, like other styles of multifocal contact lenses, are designed for patients with multiple prescriptions (such as patients with both myopia and presbyopia). Unlike multifocal contact lenses that rely on concentric rings of alternating prescriptions, these lenses seamlessly transition from one prescription in the center of the lens to another prescription along the outer ring.
Toric lenses are specifically designed for patients with astigmatism and feature different prescriptions along the different meridians to correct varying amounts of nearsightedness and farsightedness. Since different prescriptions are mapped to different areas of the lens, they are also weighted to prevent them from rotating throughout the day.
Many patients with presbyopia rely on multifocal lenses to provide them with clear vision. These contact lenses are available in soft, rigid gas permeable, and hybrid forms to suit your needs.
For individuals with corneal irregularities, hybrid contact lenses may be a suitable option as they can provide the crisp optics of a rigid lens with the comfort of a soft lens. The center of the lens is made of a rigid material, while the outer edge is a soft lens.
If you think you may require specialty contact lenses, please book an appointment so we can evaluate your eyes.
We are located at 1114 Highway 315 Boulevard. We are in plaza 315 just south of the Mohegan Sun Casino adjacent the Woodlands Inn. If you have trouble finding us, please give us a call at 570-208-1111. For your convenience, ample parking is available.
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