Anyone Can Wear Contact Lenses

Any prescription can be filled with contact lenses. Whether you are near sighted, far-sighted, have astigmatism or need a bifocals you can wear contacts. Contact lenses give you sharp vision, better peripheral field of view and improved depth perception.

There are literally an unlimited number of lens designs available today; soft and gas permeable materials, single vision and bifocal designs, spherical, aspheric and toric lenses. It takes a qualified professional to determine which lens will be best for you.
A Contact Lens is a Medical Device

The cornea is the clear window on the front of your eye. It comprises a vast majority of the transparent tissue in the human body. It is a remarkable structure; five individual layers of living tissue dependent upon a myriad of mechanisms to keep its clarity while providing you with sharp vision. When you place a contact lens on this delicate structure you disrupt its intricate balance. For every individual cornea there is a well fitting contact lens.

It is the job of your eyecare professional to assure that tiny piece of plastic floats gently on the tears preserving the integrity of the tissue beneath while providing clear sharp vision. Not just today but as you wear those contact lenses day in and day out over a lifetime. Because your vision is just important to you now as it will be twenty, thirty or even fifty years from now.

We have access to designs from every major manufacturer. We do not push one model. Through an extensive evaluation of your eyes we will determine the best contact lens for you. The reason that there are a virtually unlimited number of contact lens designs is that every eye is distinctly different. More distinct than a fingerprint, each eyeball requires something unique to assure the comfort and vision of a contact lens. We always think about what is best for you.
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We have established relationships with designers and manufacturers of soft, gas permeable, rigid and hybrid contact lenses. We have the skill and experience to fit each of these specialty designs to assure your comfortable wear, good vision and ongoing eye health.

We use the latest innovations in equipment to measure your eyes to guaranty your comfort, vision and continued eye health.

Young Eyes Need Special Attention
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While spectacles are increasingly in vogue most young people tend not to want to wear eyeglasses. As a child comes of age in their adolescent years their self-image begins to form. Some research suggests that the inclusion of glasses in that image detracts from the development of self-confidence.
In the past the professional contact lens fitters have had concerns about fitting very young people to contact lenses. The failure to fully disinfect a lens once it has been opened and worn can lead to serious sight threatening complications. The complexity of the care regiment, for these re-useable designs only added to the potential for non compliance. In addition, these older lens designs slowed the flow of oxygen to the still growing eyeball and with little research to provide answers we always took the side of caution in waiting as long as possible to fit young eyes to contact lenses.

With the introduction of single use contact lenses, we are much more comfortable fitting younger eye with lenses. Single use contact lenses allow the wearer to open a fresh, clean and sterile contact lens each day. Now with more than 15 years of experience dispensing these modern lens materials and a wealth of international research, we are confident that young eyes can safely wear lenses for many years.

Adults

New Wearers

Contact lenses offer an unprecedented option for virtually every vision correction. New materials improve wearing comfort. Modern designs correct even the most complex prescriptions, even those including bifocals and astigmatism. Planned replacement designs minimize the care regime. Pop them in, see well, and be comfortable. See for yourself, call for your convenient appointment today.
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Existing Wearers

Years ago lens materials and designs were not as easy on your eyes as our newer innovations. If you have been wearing contacts for a long time and you may be experiencing periodic blurred vision, end of day dryness, inability to read up close, redness, irritation and discomfort. These are all signals that your lenses are insulting your eyes. Those little irritations go into a cumulative pool of reactions that ultimately leads to contact lens intolerance and an inability to continuing wearing contacts.
We do not fit contact lenses, we fit eyes.

For more than twenty five years we have been committed to studying, researching and introducing the newest, safest healthiest contact lens options available in the marketplace. We want you to be able to wear your lenses where and when you wish. We go to great lengths to assure that you can have a lifetime of comfortable lens wear.
Complex Prescriptions Require Specialize Fitting

The cornea is the clear window on the front of your eye. It comprises a vast majority of the transparent tissue in the human body. It is a remarkable structure; five individual layers of living tissue dependent upon a myriad of mechanisms to keep its clarity while providing you with sharp vision. When you place a contact lens on this delicate structure you disrupt its intricate balance. For every individual cornea there is a well fitting contact lens.

More complex prescriptions typically require more complex lenses. If you a very high degree of astigmatism, nearsightedness, farsightedness , need a bifocal or have very dry eyes you should consider rigid gas permeable lens designs. These lenses are somewhat firmer than soft lenses. But, that allows them to provide a new soother surface for the cornea resulting in much sharper vision.


If you have had an injury, suffer from a disease or have had surgery on your eyes the surface of your cornea may be irregular. A soft lens drapes over the cornea and that irregularity will show through leaving you with unacceptable vision. That same soft lens may slow the flow of oxygen, the main source of nutrition for corneal tissue, interrupting the healing or compromising the health of your cornea.

Rigid gas permeable contact lenses can be just as comfortable to wear as soft contact lenses. But, they need to be designed by an experience rigid contact lens fitter to assure your comfort and the health of your eyes.

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We specialize in the fitting of contact lenses for corneal ectasia, keratoconus, pellicid marginal dystrophy, post graft corneal transplant, strong prescriptions and irregular corneas.

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