We offer a wide array of contact lenses from prescription to cosmetics contact lenses . We offer standard contact lenses, bifocal contact lenses, monovision, toric (astigmatism correction contact lens) sportcontact lenses, and Keratconus -specific lenses.We set realistic patient expectations about lens performance and the maintenance of good ocular health. The amount of time a lens is worn each day and the frequency with which it is replaced is dependent upon many factors, such as doctor’s recommendations, ocular health of the eye, patient convenience and compliance with lens care regimen.
With this schedule, the lenses are worn for an average of 12 hours per day and then removed at night. After removal, the lenses are cleaned, disinfected, and stored prior to re-insertion the following morning.
Disposable lenses are designed to be discarded upon removal rather than cleaning, disinfecting and storing the lens. A fresh lens is used each morning. Some advantages of this modality are that a new lens is placed on the eye every day and there is no need for solutions.
These lenses may be worn overnight for 1-6 consecutive nights. Soft contact lenses in this category generally have a higher oxygen permeability than daily wear contact lenses and are made of silicone hydrogel material. This wearing schedule can create a greater risk (8 times greater compared to the daily wear schedule) of infections, including sight threatening corneal ulcers. Some RGP’s can also be used on an extended wear basis.
Contact Lens Test & Dispensing
Prior to dispensing contact lenses, a fitting procedure is necessary in order to determine the parameters of your contact lenses. This procedure evaluates corneal curvature and tear film quality and is separate from the routine eye exam. As a result, fitting your lenses usually requires payment of a separate fitting fee. This fee is standardized for all contact lens providers; it ensures that your contact lenses are tailored to the specific characteristics of your eyes. Finally, we provide training in insertion and removal of contact lenses and also offer trial period during which we determine if contact lenses are the best approach to addressing your visual needs. Most importantly, we offer training in safewearing of contact lenses and lens hygiene.