Contact Lenses for Every Vision Need
Advancements in contact lenses technology has been incredible over the past several years. The development of silicon hydrogel material has completely changed the way people feel about contact lenses through improved comfort and increased eye health. There are now contact lenses available for almost everyone. New contacts are being introduced every year, meaning that many patients that were unable to wear contacts in the past are having tremendous success with them now. Dr. Norris will discuss your needs and wants based on your lifestyle. She will work with you to find the best option to suite your unique situation.
Disposable soft contact lenses are much more popular than conventional soft lenses. These lenses are worn for a period of time and then discarded. The most common types of disposable lenses last for two weeks or one month, but that is quickly changing to the one-day disposables contact lenses.
Colored soft lenses change or enhance your natural eye color. Available in a wide variety of colors ranging from the natural to the unique, these lenses can be used cosmetically, even if vision correction is unnecessary. There is also limited availability for correction of astigmatism in colored contacts.
Recent advances have greatly improved multifocal lens. These soft lenses function similarly to progressive lenses or no-line bifocals by providing multiple ranges instead of just distance vision correction. Patients over 40 who need bifocals can now enjoy the comfort and benefits of soft contact lenses.
Toric lenses are used to correct issues that arise from a unique curvature of the cornea. Toric lenses have different powers in different meridians of the lens to correct the varying amount of nearsightedness or farsightedness in different meridians of the eye that characterizes astigmatism.
Extended wear soft lenses, the result of advanced technology in lens materials, allow more oxygen to get to the cornea of the eye. This increase of oxygen improves the health of the surface of the eye. Due to this high oxygen transmission the option for 30 days of continuous wear is available.
The most advanced option in contact lens wear, one day disposables are perfect for patients who suffer from ocular allergies or dry eye conditions. They are convenient and reduce the risk of eye infections making them ideal for children, teens and individuals whose hobbies include water sports or golf.
Rigid Gas Permeable
RGP lenses are often a great alternative if you’ve been told you cannot wear soft lenses. RGP lenses are available in custom designs to correct many vision disorders. RGP contacts are also useful in the management of eyes or prescriptions that are uncommon after eye injuries, surgeries, Keratoconus, etc.
Contact Lens Solutions
The important thing to remember is that not every solution is right for every type of contact lens. Most solutions on the market are a multi-purpose solution: cleans, stores, and disinfects. We do not recommend store brand solution. Use only the contact lens solution prescribed for you by our office.
Contact Lens Instructions
Contact lenses are a doctor-prescribed medical device that sits on the surface of your eye. To make sure your eyes and vision stay healthy while wearing contact lenses, please follow these guidelines or the instructions recommended by Dr. Norris.