Contacts

Contacts

Contacts

More and more people are wearing contacts as a more fashionable way of correcting minor eye problems. Instead of the traditional eyeglasses, people prefer to wear contact lenses for a variety of reasons. Some wear contact lenses for its aesthetic appeal allowing individuals to wear different eye colors to suit their personalities. Some wear contact lenses as these do not interfere with their daily activities or even their choice of fashion. On the health side of things, contact lenses cause less visual distortions and may help correct myopia, albeit temporarily.

However, it should be clear that wearing contact lenses requires a comprehensive eye examination in pretty much the same way as you would before wearing an eyeglass. Understand that contact lenses require a separate kind of eye examination centered on the suitability of contact lenses to help your visual acuity. So, you will undergo both an eyeglass exam and a contact lens exam.

ContactsFor your contact lens examination, our eye doctors will determine the type and size of contacts that should work best for you. Additionally, our doctors or eye care professionals (ECP) will have to evaluate your lacrimal ducts and your overall lacrimation. This is to make sure that the contact lenses will have adequate lubrication once applied onto your eyes. Tears can greatly influence the level of comfort of the wearer of the contact lens. If there are not many tears, you may be advised to add artificial tears onto your eyes every time your contact lenses start to feel like drying up.

Once the examinations are completed, our doctors can then provide you with a contact lens prescription. This is not a substitute for eyeglass prescriptions because there exists a difference in the distance of the lens and the eye in contact lenses and eyeglass lenses. The latter will be positioned about 12 millimeters to the front of the eye while the contact lens sits right on the surface of the eye eliminating any distance. This is important to make sure that your contact lenses fit your eyes correctly; otherwise, these contact lenses can damage your eyes. Once the correct fit and prescription are established, then you will have to choose between extended wear and disposable contact lenses. Additionally, you can opt to have it colored.

Our eye care professionals will provide you with a trial pair of contacts so that you can wear them for a couple of days. We fit a variety of contact lenses including spherical, toric, bifocal, and rigid gas permeable lenses. You will also be taught on how to properly care for your contact lenses including the correct application and removal. Oftentimes, a one-on-one hands-on training is provided to make sure that you have learned the correct skills to care for your contact lenses.

Once the trial wear has been completed, you will return to our eye care professionals and have an evaluation of your experience. Your contact lenses may have to be fine-tuned so that you will attain absolute comfort in wearing them. Additionally, this is the perfect time to ask our doctors any questions or issues you may have had during your trial use of your contact lenses.

Wearing a contact lens should not be a substitute for prescription eyeglasses. This is why a thorough contact lens examination and education is necessary to help you get the most out of your contacts.

Once the trial wear has been completed, you will return to our eye care professionals and have an evaluation of your experience. Your contact lenses may have to be fine-tuned so that you will attain absolute comfort in wearing them. Additionally, this is the perfect time to ask our doctors any questions or issues you may have had during your trial use of your contact lenses.

Wearing a contact lens should not be a substitute for prescription eyeglasses. This is why a thorough contact lens examination and education is necessary to help you get the most out of your contacts.

Proclear® 1 day contacts

Do you find you have irritated, red eyes when wearing contacts? Changing your contact lenses often may help get rid of proteins and allergens before they have time to build up on your lenses.
Give your eyes what they’re asking for by providing them with a fresh, new pair of Proclear® 1 day contacts every day. They’ll thank you for it.
In fact, these are the only daily lenses with this U.S. FDA-cleared labeling indication: "may provide improved comfort for contact lens wearers who experience mild discomfort or symptoms relating to dryness during lens wear."

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