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Contact Lenses

Our practice is specifically, equipped to provide the contact lens patient with nothing but the finest in professional care. We have successfully treated thousands of patients with contact lenses, including many who were previously told they could not wear contact lenses. We specializes in fitting “hard to fit” cases.


Times Have Changed

Contact lenses are not what they used to be... even two years ago. Technological advances have greatly improved contact lenses and lens care products – revolutionizing vision correction.
Contact lenses can now treat a variety of conditions for which you may have previously been told that contacts would not work.

We can now treat those with astigmatism, replace bifocal glasses, and even change or enhance your eye color. Disposable lenses have eliminated cleaning and everyday handling. Daily wear and flexible-wear lenses are safer and more comfortable than ever.

Although traditional "hard lenses" are almost extinct, today's technology, means that theses lenses are now made from materials that allow oxygen to pass freely to the eye, allowing it to breathe more than ever before – whether you wear soft contacts or rigid oxygen permeable.

If you have ever thought about contacts, were told you couldn't wear them... or stopped wearing them for some reason... reconsider contacts, and consider us, they're not what they used to be!


Vision Conditions Now Treated With Contacts

For children and adults, most vision conditions can now be treated with contact lenses – even those which could not be treated successfully even a few years ago.

Some of the most common conditions we can now treat with contacts include myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, and presbyopia (loss of up-close focusing).


Contact Lenses for the 'Forty-Something Syndrome'

As baby boomers continue to age, many of us will be affected by presbyopia (the inability to focus up-close).

With the modern contact lens technology available today, your options are not limited to reading glasses, bifocal or progressive lenses for your spectacles for correcting your vision.

Contact lenses available for the presbyopic patient come in a variety of "patterns", combining lens areas for near and distance vision. Let us solve your “forty something” reading problems.



Being active and participating in sports is often inconvenient, or even impractical, when wearing glasses.
Glasses get in the way; they fall off; they fog up... or they get broken.
Contact lenses have come to the rescue – ranging from professional athletes to little leaguers. Contacts can be worn with safety glasses when appropriate. They are great for water sports as well.



While there are numerous benefits to fitting children with contacts – particularly the fact that they are less inclined to remove their lenses as they are to take their glasses off during the school day.\

Nonetheless, there are many other factors to consider when a child expresses interest in wearing contact lenses. Is the child motivated enough to accept responsibility for the lenses? Is the child's hygiene indicative of properly maintaining the lenses to avoid contamination?

Spend some time with your child to discuss the pros and cons of contacts in your family.


The Contact Lens Examination

A contact lens examination is a bit different than an examination for eye glasses. We need to first determine if you can wear contact lenses, and then which type would best correct your visual problem.
A contact lens examination is quite extensive. We will need to ask you some specific questions about your lifestyle, any medications or any allergies you may have. He will also measure the curve of your cornea, the size and shape of your pupil, eyelid tension, your ability to produce tears naturally, and overall eye health – all to prescribe the vision correction that is best for you.


What Should I Consider?

There are many reasons people choose to wear contact lenses – most often it's for improved looks. But, convenience is also a major consideration – particularly if you have an active lifestyle and participate in sports.

While we will make contact lens recommendations based on your examination results, here are factors for you to consider when talking with the doctor about contacts:

  • What types of lenses will be most comfortable? Am I around fumes or a lot of dust on a regular basis?

  • Handling the lenses is a consideration. Are my fingers nimble and my vision sharp enough to see the lenses when they're out of my eyes?

  • Does a regimen of cleaning and disinfecting present any problems? Are disposables better for my lifestyle?

  • Do I want to change or enhance my eye color?

  • Am I committed to following my optometrist’s directions and to routine follow-up care?

What you Need... When You Need It

Our extensive inventory enables us to fit the majority of contact lens patients in the office, allowing you to wear your lenses home the same day. This is particularly convenient when a replacement lens is needed (and we can overnight express them to you if you're out of town).

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