Contact Lens Fittings
Contact lenses make a fine alternative to glasses for vision correction. Our optometrists are experienced with fitting all types of contact lenses, including hard, soft, sport, and various specialty lenses. We have an extensive supply of lenses and can fit nearly anyone who walks through our doors.
Thanks to recent improvements in content lens technology, it's now possible to fit patients with advanced cases of astigmatism. If your astigmatism has kept you from wearing contacts in the past, contact us today—there's a very good chance we can fit you. For those of you who have especially advanced astigmatism, we can have custom lenses like SynergEyes shipped directly to our office to meet your needs.
Tired of your bifocals? Multifocal contact lenses will allow you to see clearly, regardless of the distance. Never worn contacts before? No problem. We'll make the transition painless with just a little bit of training. We'd be happy to answer any questions you have about these awesome lenses.
Children and Contacts
The development of highly breathable contact lenses such as silicone hydrogels has made fitting children for contacts safer and easier than ever. Contacts can be a good choice for children for many reasons. Most notably, they can eliminate the social stigma sometimes associated with wearing glasses as a child.
With children starting in sports earlier than ever, contacts are a great alternative to glasses and all the problems that they can cause during sports. If maintenance is a concern, daily disposable lenses are available that allow for your child to use a fresh pair of contacts each day. This eliminates the need to clean, store, and remember when to replace lenses.
Our doctors have fit children as young as age 6 with no problems. There's no hard and fast rule for what age a child is ready for contacts at. Your child's maturity, motivation, and personal visual needs are more important factors than anything else. If you have more questions about contacts for your child, or would like to schedule a fitting, contact us today.
Contact lenses are great for athletes who play nearly any sport. With contacts, you can engage in vigorous activity without fear of your eyeglasses falling off, breaking, or possibly causing injuries. Cyclists can wear non-prescription sunglasses over their contacts, and swimmers can see with their goggles on. The benefits are countless.
Sport tint lenses are a fairly new type of contact lens that enhance athletic performance by improving contrast and reducing glare. The following are some examples of the available colors and their benefits:
Amber: Blocks high amounts of blue light to heighten contrast and visual acuity. These are particularly useful to improve contrast on grass and against blue skies.
Best for: baseball, softball, football, cycling, fishing (especially in waters with grassy bottoms), golf, hunting, skiing, water sports.
Grey Green: Heightens contrast (mildly) while preserving color balance and reduces brightness.
Best for: golf
Bolle Blue: blocks blue light to heighten contrast and visual acuity.
Best for: Football, Tennis
Green: Heightens contrast (mildly) while preserving color balance.
Best for: Use in bright outdoor light
Yellow: Heightens contrast in overcast, hazy, low-light conditions outdoors or for indoor sports. Filters blue light for sharper focus.
Best for: Hunting, Football (night games)
Sun Tac: Reduces overall brightness while preserving 100 percent normal color recognition.
If you have any questions about contacts or would like to schedule an appointment for fitting, please contact us today.