Contact Lenses

You will quickly recognize that we go beyond the “one size fits all” approach.
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New advances in contact lens technology allow most people to successfully wear contact lenses even those with astigmatism or bifocal requirements. You’ll quickly recognize that we go beyond the “one size fits all” approach to contact lenses because we understand the importance of personal attention when it comes to your vision and comfort.

Our doctors will thoroughly evaluate your visual needs, prescription, and long-term eye health to determine which brand and type of contact lens combines to provide you with the most convenient, comfortable, and healthy contact lenses available.

We fit all types of contact lenses including lenses for astigmatism, overnight wear, bifocal contact lenses, keratoconus and much more.

Silicone Hydrogel Lenses

Another category of lenses that are fairly new to the market are silicone hydrogel lenses. These lenses provide many times more oxygen to the eyes compared to other categories of lenses. The FDA has actually approved two types of these lenses for up to 30 days of continuous wear without taking them out of your eyes. Sleeping in lenses is not for everyone, but many of our patients wear them for that amount of time with great success. These lenses are actually providing some patients with a second chance to remain in soft contact lenses. If there is a significant risk of failing ocular health due to lack of oxygen to the cornea, then these lenses may provide the needed oxygen and therefore may extend a patient’s ability to remain in soft lenses.

RGP Lenses

For those patients who have had difficulty finding lenses that provide optimal vision for their lifestyle, there are RGP or “hard” contacts. These lenses do provide better vision in most cases, but are often a bit more difficult to adjust to comfort-wise. We have many patients who are devoted to these lenses and so happy with them that they are unwilling to switch to soft contact lenses.

Some of the most popular soft contact lens brands available today are:

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We fit lenses from all the major manufacturers including, but not limited to:

  • CibaVision/Alcon (Air Optix, Air Optix Night and Day)
  • Vistakon/Johnson & Johnson (Acuvue)