Are you tired of relying on glasses to see correctly? Glasses can help to improve your vision, but they are not the only option. Patients often choose contacts over eyeglasses because contacts offer a more natural appearance. Also, when you are wearing contacts, you won't need to worry about your vision being obstructed by the condition of the eyeglass frame or lenses. Many athletes and active people choose contacts over glasses for convenience. If you are thinking about getting contacts, you will need to schedule an appointment with Saline Optometry and Chelsea Eyeglass Co. for a contact lens exam.
Determine Your Prescription
Our doctors will begin by assessing the health of your eyes and look for warning signs of potential eye diseases. The next step for healthy eyes is finding a prescription that gives the patient the best vision. Contact lenses can solve nearsightedness or farsightedness problems. Contacts are also prescribed for patients with blurry vision from astigmatism or irregularly shaped corneas. Our team will work with you to find the right contacts for you.
Different Types of Contact Lenses
Many people choose soft contact lenses for their vision correction. Soft contact lenses are light and flexible, and patients often find them very comfortable on their eyes to the point where they do not even notice that they are there. Some soft contact lenses are called daily wear lenses and they are designed to be thrown away each day. Other soft contact lenses come with a replacement schedule that may call for a new pair every month.
Rigid gas permeable lenses are made from a thicker material than soft lenses. They sit on top of the pupil and move with every blink of the eye. Some patients, many with astigmatism, prefer the sharpness of rigid gas permeable lenses to traditional soft contact lenses. Rigid gas permeable lenses can also be helpful for patients who suffer from dry eyes because they allow tears to get underneath them and form a cushioning layer between the lens and the eye.
Multifocals are a single set of lenses with multiple prescriptions in them. A multifocal design is somewhat like progressive eyeglass lenses, with a gradual change in lens power for a natural visual transition from distance to close-up. Multifocal contact lenses are a type of contact lens that can correct both presbyopia and other refractive errors at the same time.
Orthokeratology therapeutic lenses (Ortho-K) gently reshape the corneal surface while sleeping. Remove the lenses when you awake to enjoy clear natural vision throughout the day. According to The Orthokeratogy Academy of America, “Studies from around the world have indicated that Ortho-K can keep your children’s nearsightedness from getting worse.”
Contact Us for a Lens Exam
During your contact lens exam, our eye doctors will give you a trial pair of lenses. During this visit, you will sit down with a technician who will teach you how to insert the lenses, remove them, and how to properly clean and care for the lenses. If you are considering trying contact lenses or need a contact lens checkup, call Saline Optometry and Chelsea Eyeglass Co. to schedule an appointment today. Our team is committed to providing the quality eye care you and your family need.