Advanced Eyecare offers many options for contact lenses.
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses can. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with multifocal contact lenses.
Dr.Schachter can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and for recreational use. Since most people can successfully wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.
These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you Dr. Schachter determines to be best. 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 like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.
Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that can allow up to five times more oxygen to the eye than traditional soft contact lenses. This makes them a healthier choice for those who wear contact lenses for long durations of time or in harsh conditions.
Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses
Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period.
Orthokeratology (OrthoK) lenses
These lenses are GP lenses, worn at night while sleeping, to temporarily reshape the cornea. This allows wearers to be free of glasses or contact lenses during waking hours and is ideal for active teens and adults. Not all patients will be good candidates. Please schedule an appointment for a consultation.
In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction, and can be a effective alternative to continuous wear of multifocal eyewear.
Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is needed to ensure the continued good health of your eyes, and contact lens prescriptions must be renewed annually to continue wear. Schedule an appointment for an assessment and advice at Advanced Eyecare, and we will be in touch with you shortly.