Glasses are such a great way to highlight your features and showcase your personality. But sometimes, you may want a break from the bulk. Contact lenses can be the perfect solution for those wanting a bit of freedom from their frames!
Just like glasses, contact lenses correct refractive errors like nearsightedness and farsightedness. They can also help relieve dry eye symptoms, improve vision for those with keratoconus, and help correct astigmatism. But they also offer several benefits over glasses. Contacts:
If we have you convinced, reach out to us for a contact lens exam and fitting! Our friendly optometrists will examine your eyes and provide you with clear-cut advice on types, styles, brands, and more. We’re excited to show you the possibilities contact lenses provide!
Because contacts sit directly on the surface of the eye, you’ll need a comprehensive eye exam before you can make the switch. This exam allows your optometrist to determine if contacts are a good fit for you and update your current prescription specifically for contact lenses.
A contact lens exam includes the same tests as regular eye exams but involves some additional steps to assess if your eyes can handle long-term contact use.
We’ll also take a series of measurements to determine the correct size and shape of contact lens to fit your eyes.
The fitting includes a discussion about your lifestyle, work, hobbies, and habits so we can get a better idea of what you’re looking for. With the information gained from the eye exam and this discussion, we can recommend a type and style of contact lens that may work best for you.
We’ll recommend a lens that we think you’ll love and have you insert them during the fitting. We’ll then evaluate how they sit on your eye before you take them home to try. We’ll also use this time to show you how to insert, remove, handle, and care for your contact lenses.
The final step is to take your trial lenses home with you to see how they work in the wild. This time is intended to see how they feel and how well you adjust to contact lens use in your everyday life.
We’ll also schedule you for a follow-up appointment to see how your lenses are working for your unique eyes. If the lenses we recommended just aren’t cutting it, we’ll pick something else. Sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to find the ideal lens for you.
If, at any point, you experience discomfort or pain, remove your lenses and call us immediately. Our primary goal is to ensure your lenses are comfortable and provide you with crisp, clear vision.
A big part of successful contact lens use comes with proper care and handling. When you take good care of your lenses, keep them clean, store them properly, and follow all instructions, you reduce your risk of eye infections and complications.
All Clariti 1-Day lenses feature high water content — a key feature for comfort. AquaGen™ technology makes it possible. The AquaGen™ process creates a lens that naturally attracts and binds water molecules to the lens surface, so your eyes can stay moist and comfortable throughout your day.
Proclear by CooperVision are a line of daily-disposable contact lenses with options available for nearly every corrective lens prescription need, including options for astigmatism. They feature Phosphorylcholine, a material that attracts water and encourages healthy eye hydration.