Contact Lens Examinations
If you’re new to contact lenses, your first step is to call and schedule your contact lens eye examination. We usually ask you to prepare an hour to hour and a half for you full complete visit to ensure we properly show you how to insert and remove as well as properly care for your lenses. If you have worn contact lenses before but just need an updated contact lens prescription, the following information is needed when you come to the examination to help the doctor determine what to prescribe for you:
- The brand, name, power, and base curve
- How long you wear them without removal
- How often you dispose of them
- The design of the lens(multifocal, toric, or just spherical lenses)
Contact Lens Materials
Classified by material, there are three types of contact lenses:
- Soft lenses are made from gel-like, water-containing plastics called hydrogels, and cover the entire cornea. Silicone hydrogel contact lenses are an advanced type of soft lens that transmit more oxygen to the eye than regular hydrogel soft lenses.
- GP lenses, also known as RGP or “oxygen permeable” lenses, are made from rigid, waterless plastics and are especially good for presbyopia and high astigmatism. GP lenses are smaller in diameter and often provide sharper vision than soft lenses.
- Hard lenses are made from a rigid plastic material called PMMA that does not transmit oxygen to the eye. These lenses have virtually been replaced by GP lenses and are rarely prescribed today.
If you do not have the information, we will gladly accommodate you. This is just to ensure we satisfy your needs to the best of our ability.**
Lastly we offer diverse contact lenses to accommodate your lifesytle for daily disposable contact lenses to extended wear. Some of the national branded contact lenses include (but are not limited to) Air Optix, Acuvue Oasys, Biofinity, Purevision, Freshlook Colorblends, and much more!