Stone Canyon Eye Care offers many different options for contact lenses.
Ever wonder if you are a candidate for contacts?
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contacts versus the regular eyewear: for specific outdoor activities, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, and for the convenience of not having to worry about losing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may give you enhanced vision. Did you know that you can now replace your bifocal eyeglasses with bifocal contact lenses?
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Dr. Smith can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye exam. He will find contacts that fit well with your lifestyle and visual needs. Most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know your choices and the advantages of each lens.
These lenses provide excellent comfort on your eyes. They must be changed monthly, weekly, or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are great for everyday wear and sports. Most prescriptions are available in soft lenses, especially if you have a high prescription or astigmatism. New soft lens materials are being introduced like silicone hydrogel lenses, these allow more oxygen to reach the eyes making them even more comfortable to wear.
GAS-PERMEABLE (GP) LENSES
Sometimes referred to as hard contact lenses. These are more durable than soft contact lenses and are easier to handle. They are made out of flexible plastics. These lenses require a longer adaptation time and consistent wear is essential to maintaining adaptation.
These lenses come in both soft contact lenses as well and the GP lenses. These offer patients the advantage of having near vision and distance vision, similar to a pair of progressive or bifocal glasses.
COLOR CONTACT LENSES
Come in a wide variety of colors. You can enhance your current eye color or change it completely.
SILICONE HYDROGEL LENSES
Are newer soft contact lenses that offer high oxygen permeability, allowing your eyes to breathe better.
Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, having an annual eye exam is important to continued eye health. Schedule an appointment at Stone Canyon Eye Care in advance and we will be in contact soon!