At Family Focus Eye Care, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. After a comprehensive eye exam and vision evaluation, the doctors will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you. Contact lenses are medical devices that are worn directly on the eye that are safe and effective. With proper care, they can be a good alternative to eye glasses, depending on your eyes and your lifestyle. Contact lenses are available to help correct refractive errors by adding or subtracting focus powers to the eye’s cornea and lens.
For the safety of the eyes, it is recommended that contacts should be removed at bedtime due to the risk of infection. Contacts can be used to correct the same conditions that eyeglasses correct, including:
Astigmatism: change in eye shape which creates distorted images
Presbyopia: need for bifocals
Depending on your particular situation, our optometrists will be able to help you choose the type of lens that will work best for you. Lenses that we have available here are:
Soft contact lenses: the most common lenses currently prescribed. These lenses are soft and flexible which allows oxygen movement to the eye. These lenses are changed monthly or every two weeks and used for daily wear.
Daily disposable lenses: soft lenses that carry a lower risk of infection and are changed daily.
Night and day soft lenses: This is the only type of lens that can be worn safely through the day and night time. Theses lenses should be removed once a week but otherwise are safe to be worn 24 hours a day.
Gas-permeable lenses: also known as “RGPs”, these are rigid or hard lenses made of plastic and other materials like silicone and fluoropolymer. This material allows air to pass directly through the lens making it comfortable for daily wear.
Toric contact lens: lenses to correct astigmatism, these can be either soft lenses or RGP all depending on preferences
Bifocal contact lenses: Helpful for patients that need both distance correction and reading correction, this type of lens is also available in RGP and soft lenses.
If contacts are used, a back-up pair of eyeglasses is always recommended. Here at Family Focus, if contacts are something you are interested in, please call us at 920-922-7121 and we will be happy to assist you.
**If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.