Contact LENSES

If you have astigmatism, farsightedness, nearsightedness, blurry vision, presbyopia, or eye misalignment there are specialty contact lenses that can correct your vision.

Contact lenses can also be used to correct vision problems caused by neurological conditions, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and multiple sclerosis.

There are many different types and brands of contact lenses – we can help you make the best choice for you depending on your vision needs.

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How Do Contact Lenses Work?

Vision Correction

Both nearsightedness (myopia) and farsightedness (hyperopia) are most commonly caused when the shape of the eyeball prevents light from being focused, or ‘refracted’ properly.

Contact lenses are a type of corrective lens that is worn on the eye to improve vision by correcting these refractive errors. They are thin, curved pieces of soft plastic that sit directly on the cornea of the eye. Contact lenses correct vision by bending the light that enters the eye, which then allows the wearer to see clearly.

A contact lens prescription after a thorough eye exam is required for purchasing contact lenses.

Correcting Eye Misalignment

As more and more people work in front of a computer, we’ve seen a rise in symptoms of eye fatigue and strain, dry eyes, headaches and neck pain. In many cases the source of the problem is eye misalignment, not a refractive problem. Specialty contact lenses like Neurolens are specially designed to ease these symptoms by correcting the misalignment.

A contact lens prescription after a thorough eye exam is required for purchasing contact lenses.

What Kinds of Contact Lenses Are There?

There are two common types of contact lenses: corrective and cosmetic. Corrective contact lenses are worn to improve vision, while cosmetic contact lenses are worn for aesthetic purposes. There are also specialty contact lenses, such as those for people with astigmatism or dry eyes.

You can also get daily disposables that you throw away after wearing for a day or two, or extended wear lenses designed for overnight wear.

Corrective Contact Lenses

There are various types of contact lenses available on the market today. Soft contact lenses are the most popular type of lens, as they’re comfortable to wear and easy to care for. There are also rigid gas-permeable lenses (RGP), also known as hard contact lenses, which provide better vision but can take some time to get used to wearing compared to soft lenses.

For example, multifocal contact lenses are designed to correct vision problems caused by presbyopia. This condition causes the eye to lose its ability to focus on nearby objects. Multifocal lenses have different zones of vision correction, which allow the eye to focus on both near and far objects.

Cosmetic Contact Lenses

Some of the most popular types of cosmetic contact lenses are those that change your eye color. These colored contacts can be used to create a variety of looks, from natural to dramatic.

No matter what type of contact lens you choose, it’s important to have regular eye exams to ensure that your lenses are fitting properly and that your eyes are healthy.

What Are Corrective Lenses?

Corrective lenses are used to improve vision and correct refractive errors. There are two main types of corrective lenses: eyeglasses and contact lenses. Eyeglasses are worn on the outside of the eye and contact lenses are worn on the inside of the eye.

Corrective lenses are prescribed by an eye doctor. The type of lens that is prescribed will depend on the specific refractive error that needs to be corrected. Contact lenses are a great option for both occasional or daily wear.

What are the differences between soft contacts and hard contacts?

Although there are different lenses, there are two main types of contact lenses: soft and hard. Soft lenses are made of a flexible plastic that conforms to the shape of your eye. Hard lenses are made of a rigid material that does not change shape.

Both types of lenses are safe to wear, but there are some differences between them. Both soft and hard lenses provide vision correction, but hard lenses can be more uncomfortable while soft lenses are more comfortable to wear and are less likely to cause irritation. Regularly, soft contacts are the best contacts that treat most eye problems and help achieve clear vision.

What Are The Risks Of Contact Lenses?

Contact lens wearers need to be awarded there are a few risks associated with contact lenses, but these can be easily avoided by following the instructions of your eye doctor. Serious eye infections can occur if the lenses are not cleaned properly or if they are shared with others. Another risk is that of corneal ulcers, which are small sores on the surface of the eye that can be caused by wearing contact lenses for too long. With proper use and good lens care, eye infections and other problems will be reduced.

Make sure to get a new pair in the amount of time noted by your doctor.

It is important to follow the instructions of your eye doctor when wearing and caring for your lenses as well as use clean contact lens cases every time. This will help to ensure that your eyes stay healthy and that you can see clearly. If you have any concerns about the risks of contact lenses, be sure to talk to your eye doctor.

How Are Contact Lenses Fitted?

Contact lenses are fitted by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. During the fitting process, the doctor will measure the curves of your eyes and choose the lenses that are best for you. They will also provide you with instructions on how to insert, remove, and care for your lenses.

How Often Contact Lenses Should Be Replaced?

Contact lenses should be replaced according to the schedule set by your eye doctor. typically, this is every one to two years for corrective lenses and every four to six months for cosmetic lenses. It is important to follow the schedule set by your doctor to ensure that your eyes stay healthy and that you can see clearly.

If you have any concerns about the risks of contact lenses, be sure to talk to your eye doctor. They will be able to advise you on the best schedule for replacing your lenses.

Contact Lens Care Tips

  • Always wash your hands before you insert or remove your lenses.
  • Be sure to clean them regularly with contact lens solution and store them in the provided contact lens cases.
  • Be careful not to drop or mishandle your lenses, as this could damage them.
  • Never share your contact lenses with anyone else, as this could lead to a serious eye infection.

If you take care of your lenses, they will last for a long time and help you to see clearly.

Have you ever been told that you can’t wear traditional soft contact lenses?

This may have been because of corneal irregularities or some other eye condition. Scleral contact lenses just might be the answer to your vision problems.

Scleral lenses are gas-permeable, large-diameter contact lenses that sit on the white part of the eye (the sclera). These high-quality contact lenses provide vision correction for hard-to-fit or medically necessary eye conditions.  Specifically, patients with keratoconus, corneal scarring, irregular corneas, and severe dry eye could benefit from scleral contact lenses.  Click here to learn more.

Make an appointment with Dr. Novak can help to determine what option is right for you.

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