Eyecare Associates offers many options for contact lenses. We’re here to help you find the perfect solution.
There are a number of reasons you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear:
- A glasses-free look
- Hassle-free vision correction
- Wearing non-prescription sunglasses or goggles
- The convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses.
- Replacing your bifocal glasses with multifocal contact lenses.
Your eye care provider can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to understand your choices and the advantages vs. disadvantages of each option. The process for a fit usually requires a few visits and different trials of contacts – all of this is included in our contact lens fitting fee.
These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly, or daily depending on the type you choose. 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 which allow more oxygen to the eye, people 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. GP lenses are more durable than soft contact lenses, They can be easier to handle and care for, but GP lenses require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain your corrected vision.
In both soft and Gas-Permeable designs, multifocal lenses offer people both distance and near vision correction, just like a pair of bifocal 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 Gas-Permeable lenses.
We’re here to help!
Our experienced staff will spend as much time with you as necessary to make sure you know how to take your new contacts out, clean them, and put them back in before you leave our office.