Contact Lens Exam 

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All Contact Lens Fittings Start With A Good Refractive Exam Using High Tech Equipment!

The eyeglasses prescription known as the refraction is the starting point for every contact lens fit. During the contact lens fitting , the eye is viewed with special instruments and measured with computerized equipment . The contact lens specialists then selected the best contact lens for your particular need. 

Why Contact Lenses?

If you need vision correction you have many options such as surgery, glasses or contact lenses. Lasik surgery is a procedure in which they do a precise cut of your cornea and create a flap. The laser is then used within the space created by lifting the flap to correct the amount of nearsightedness (myopia). Once the laser is done, the surgeon re-position the flap. The surgery is very safe in the hands of an experienced surgeon. There are power limits that can be corrected with Lasik vs PRK. PRK is when they use the laser directly on the cornea. As far as comfort after the surgery Lasik is more comfortable than PRK. There are possible complications and as in most eye surgery the procedure is not reversible. Contact Lenses are very safe when properly used and supervised by an eye care professional. Unlike Lasik, Contact Lenses can be removed at any time.

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Eyeglasses & Contact Lenses

Eyeglasses are the safest form of eye correction but it limits your visual field in many activities, but they are fashionable and fun. If you would like to have the freedom of no glasses, then consider contact lenses. Contact lenses correct just about any refractive error.

They correct:

  • Nearsightedness (Myopia)
  • Farsightedness (Hyperopia)
  • Astigmatism 
  • Irregular corneas such as diseases like keratoconus or even surgically induced conditions from an eye surgery)

Contact lenses come in two major materials Soft and semi-soft (Gas Permeable) materials. Hard lenses are no longer fitted because they do not let oxygen into the cornea. 

Soft contact lenses are routinely fitted and they come in conventional (one lens for the year) and disposables (Monthly, biweekly, weekly and daily replacement) Soft contact lenses can correct Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism and Presbyopia. 

FAQ & Warnings

Why do I need a contact lens fit and evaluation?    After the eye exam that determines your eyeglasses prescription, the licensed practitioner personally evaluates the corneas and take appropriate measurements of the cornea.  A contact lens is selected and viewed as to coverage and movement while you are wearing the contact lenses. There are contact lenses that are too small or too big, too tight or too loose... and that affects the patients comfort as well as the overall health of the cornea! Only your contact lens specialist can tell you that when he uses a bio-microscope that magnifies your eye and looks at the interaction of the cornea and contact lens. 
Old contacts loose their shape and water retention and become tighter causing many conditions that sometimes are not detected by the wearer. 
You can get into serious trouble if you ignore any blurry vision or discomfort. See us immediately if you have a problem. We are here for you.

Soft Spherical Lenses correct Myopia and Hyperopia (Nearsightedness and Farsightedness).  These disposable lenses are inexpensive most of the time. It is less expensive buying a year supply of disposable lenses than buying as you go along. If the tightness of the disposable lenses along with the overall diameter is too small or too large you may need custom made lenses. These lenses are more expensive but they fit unusual shapes that deviate from average. Contact lenses should feel comfortable. Disposable lenses come in predetermined curves and diameters while custom are called into the manufacturer by the licensed practitioner to be exact.

Soft Toric Lenses correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is not a disease but a refractive error of the eye in which the principal meridians do not focus in one section but in two major points needing a lens that correct for them. These lenses require more time to be fitted. Disposable torics fit well and provide good vision but they are limited as to the axis and in many cases the power of the cylinder. Custom torics are available to fit and powers are extended.

Presbyopia or the need of readers can be corrected with multifocal lenses. These multifocal lenses are tricky to fit and require a little bit of more chair-time that is why they are expensive. Some are custom made as well. 

Color contacts are fun to wear. They are cosmetic lenses because of the color , but they still need to be fitted. There are no non prescription color contacts. All color contacts still require an exam and to be fitted. Your eye health is a concern. All color contacts have to discarded after been open as required by your contact lens specialists and the FDA.

What our customers are saying...

My Wife and I Wear Progressive Contacts that Allow Us To See At All Distances...My Sons Astigmatism is Corrected With Contacts And Now My infant Daughter Wears Them!

Thank You Dan, For Taking Care of Us And My Family!

Albert  Smith-Cape Coral

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Prosthetic Contact Lenses

If you have a defect in one eye, such as deformed pupil or any other condition, our contact lens specialists can cover the deformity with color contacts that will match your other eye. Call us about the prosthetic lenses that we fit, we can help disfigured eyes!

Cleaning Your RGP Lenses

Our contact Lens specialists can hand clean your lenses by ultrasound and by hand with lab cleaners not available to the public. The RGPs contact lenses may last you longer and our technique does not take the plasma cover of the newer lenses! To schedule an appointment for improved vision with contact lenses call us at (239) 334-2015

How to Care For Your Contact Lenses