Sharp Vision with Convenience in Mind
When you wear glasses, what are the things you might have to remember before you go out for the day? Is it lens cleaner? A case? A pair of prescription sunglasses in case you’re going in and outside? While we love our eyeglasses and offer a wide range of stunning styles, we understand that they can be a little cumbersome from time to time.
We’re proud to offer fully comprehensive contact lens exams and fittings to give you a bit of flexibility in your life. Contact lenses are fantastic alternatives to glasses and can provide sharp vision even if you have eye conditions that require specialty lenses.
Find out which contacts are right for you!
Getting Your Contact Lenses
Before finding the right contact lenses for you, we first have to walk you through our exam and fitting process. The steps we illustrate here are the same for every patient, but we’ll tailor your personal experience to address any potential eye or health concerns that may affect your contact lens type or vision health.
The contact lens process includes:
An Eye Exam
We’ll determine your lens prescription during an eye exam and search for potential eye diseases or conditions using some of the most advanced technology available to our optometrists.
While many people can wear contact lenses, certain issues may affect which type of contact lens you can wear or if you can wear contact lenses at all. These issues can include:
- Dry eyes
- Frequent eye infections
- Corneal conditions
- Your day-to-day environment
- Potential or existing eye diseases
Once we determine you’re a candidate for contact lenses, we’ll get to work on the fitting process.
The fitting is how we ensure your contact lenses feel comfortable and provide the vision you deserve. We’ll take measurements of your eyes, including its size, length, tear film quality, and more, before having you try on a few different pairs of contact lenses.
Once we find a pair that’s right for you, our next step is to provide a trial pair for you to wear.
A Trial Period
When it comes to your eyes, we want to make sure we’re providing the very best solutions. One way we do this for contact lenses is by having you wear a trial pair of contacts at home for a week or 2.
We’ll book you a follow-up appointment after about a week to check your eyes and ensure they’re adjusting properly. If your eyes become irritated or uncomfortable during the trial period, please remove them and call our team immediately. We may have to adjust your lens type a few times until we find the best pair for you and your eyes.
Types of Contact Lenses
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are the most prescribed type of contact in the United States. They’re made from soft hydrogel materials that can maintain your eye comfort while also providing crisp, clear vision.
There are several different types of soft contact lenses. Some soft contacts have to be removed every day, while others can be worn overnight. Please speak to our doctors to find out which pair is right for you.
Rigid Gas-Permeable Contact Lenses
Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) contacts are also very popular in the United States and can come with some added benefits (especially for first-time wearers). RGP lenses are made of plastic materials that allow oxygen to pass through them to your cornea.
Many people prefer these lenses because they are easy to care for, provide especially crisp vision, and tend to last longer than soft contact lenses. However, the adjustment period is a bit longer than that of soft contacts.
Specialty Contact Lenses
We aim to help as many people as possible find a pair of contacts that are right for them. However, some eye conditions may require specialty contact lenses.
Some common specialty contacts include:
- Scleral lenses are larger than traditional contacts that rest on the whites of your eyes. We generally recommend these contacts if you have keratoconus.
- Hybrid lenses combine the crisp vision of RGP lenses with a soft hydrogel skirt, making them more comfortable to wear without sacrificing your vision.
- Toric lenses can help correct astigmatism.
- Multifocal lenses are common for correcting presbyopia.
- Colored lenses change your eye color.
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.
With a microthin layer of moisture that is over 80% water, you’ll experience improved comfort and better hydration to support a stable tear film, so your vision remains precise. Class 1 UV Blocking helps to protect your eyes year-round from the sun, and with daily disposable contact lenses there is no need to worry about storage or cleaning. Precision1® lenses are easy to wear and easy to love.