Contact Lenses Give You More Peripheral Vision
With new materials and lens technologies coming out every year, contacts are more comfortable, safer and easier to wear than ever before. Based on your individual needs and lifestyle, our eye doctor will prescribe you one of the following:
- Daily Disposable Lenses: A Fresh Pair Every Day! Don’t worry about ever using contact lens solution at night again. For the best comfort and hygiene of the eye, daily contact lenses are the best.
- Bifocal and Multifocal Contact Lenses: if you need correction for presbyopia but dislike the idea of bifocal eyeglasses or have been previously unsuccessful in finding bifocal/multifocal contact lenses that met your needs, ask our eye doctor if there’s newer technology that now may suit you better.
- Toric Contact Lenses (for Astigmatism): “I can’t wear soft contacts; I have astigmatism.” This once-true statement is now simply a myth.
- Monthly Replacement Lenses: if your prescription power doesn’t come in a daily, our eye doctor may find you monthly contact lenses to try. Monthly contact lenses are stronger and more durable than dailies but require you to disinfect them every night to keep your eyes healthy and minimize risk of infections.
- Contact Lenses for the “Hard to Fit” Patient: challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus and dry eyes needn’t be a barrier to contact lens wear. Custom hard contact lenses, also called Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP), require more time and patience but may be worth a try if all else fails.
Through our partnership with LensCrafters, we carry one of the largest inventories of contact lens trials for you to pick and try on the same day in most cases. If your contact lens power or type is not available, we can special-order them for you to be ready within a few days or our optometrist can substitute you with something similar.
Contact Lens Brands We Carry
Our LensCrafters’ in-store inventory and choice of brands are subject to change at any given time. Contact us ahead of time if you are looking for something specific.
- Acuvue 1-Day Moist
- Acuvue 1-Day Oasys
- Acuvue 1-Day TruEye
- Acuvue 1-Day Define Color Lenses
- Acuvue 1-Day Define Circle Lenses
- Alcon Daily Total 1
- Alcon Precision 1
- Alcon Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus
- Cooper Vision MyDay
- Cooper Vision Clariti
- Bausch & Lomb Biotrue 1-Day
- Biofinity Toric
- Bausch & Lomb Ultra for Astigmatism
- Acuvue Vita for Astigmatism
- Air Optix for Astigmatism
- Acuvue 1-Day Moist for Astigmatism
- Acuvue 1-Day Oasys for Astigmatism
- Cooper Vision MyDay Toric (daily)
- Alcon Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus Toric
- Bausch & Lomb Biotrue 1-Day Toric
- Dailies Total 1 Multifocal
- Biofinity Multifocal
- Air Optix Multifocal
- Acuvue Oasys for Presbyopia
- Acuvue 1-Day Moist Multifocal
- Bausch & Lomb Ultra Multifocal
- Bausch & Lomb Biotrue 1-Day Multifocal
- Clariti 1-Day Multifocal
Contact Lenses or Glasses… Why choose?
There’s no denying that wearing contact lenses gives you more independence. There’s a time and place for both. However, we’ll just share what many have said to us after they’ve happily converted to contact lenses: “Once you go contact lenses, you may never go back!”
- Can be an extension of your personality and make a great fashion statement
- Requires very little cleaning and maintenance
- Doesn’t touch your eyes to wear, therefore decreasing risk of eye infections
- Potentially cheaper in the long run since they don’t have to be replaced as often
- Can adjust amount of light entering your eye for optimal comfort, when using transition or blue light protection technologies
- Offers some protection from environmental factors like wind, dust and debris
- Doesn’t exacerbate dry eyes or sensitive eyes sensation
The main advantages of contact lenses are:
- You can show the beauty of your natural eye color better or experiment with different eye color with color contact lenses
- Contact lenses don’t clash with what you are wearing, or you don’t like the looks of eyeglasses
- Better overall and peripheral vision due to no obstruction from eyeglass frames
- More freedom of movement because contact lenses don’t get in the way when playing sports and exercising
- Contact lenses don’t get affected by atmospheric conditions and won’t fog up due to humidity or cold weather like glasses. No splattering during rain either
- Specialty contact lenses like orthokeratology (Ortho-K) and corneal reshaping therapy (CRT) can reshape your cornea while you sleep to temporarily correct myopia and allow you to see clearly the next day without glasses or contacts
To read more about the advantages and disadvantages of contact lenses by type, please visit the following American Optometric Association (AOA) page.
Choosing contact lenses over glasses depends on personal preferences in regard to lifestyle, comfort, convenience, aesthetics and budget. One is not better than the other.
Nearly anyone who needs vision correction can wear contact lenses. Contact lenses can provide vision correction for people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or a combination of these issues. Finding the perfect lens for you is sometimes a process of trial and error. All of the lens parameters can be finalized only after you’ve worn the successful combination. Schedule an eye exam to talk with our optometrist about whether contact lenses would be a good vision correction option for you.
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