Candidates for Contacts
Thanks to the many advancements in contact lenses in recent years, we can now offer contacts to a greater number of patients, including many who previously were not candidates. Even if you have astigmatism, suffer from chronic dry eyes, or need bifocal lenses, we can find an option that will work for you. However, some patients may be precluded from contacts. For example, if you suffer from chronic eye infections or have severe seasonal allergies, contacts may not be right for you. If you are not a candidate for contacts, we can help find another solution to help you experience improved focus.
What to Expect during Your Lens Fitting
If you currently wear contacts, we perform annual fittings to account for any changes in your eyes that could make your contacts uncomfortable. To fit you for new contact lenses, we will take measurements of both eyes to determine the proper diameter, curvature, and degree of correction necessary. These precise measurements will ensure your contacts fit comfortably while correcting your vision and protecting your eyes.
Our Contact Lens Options
Depending on the information we gather during your exam, we can recommend:
Our soft lens options include disposable, continuous wear, toric, progressive, and cosmetic lenses:
- Disposable lens options range from daily to monthly wear before the lenses must be replaced.
- Continuous wear lenses improve the oxygen flow to the eyes, allowing patients to wear the lenses without the need to remove them each night.
- Toric lenses are designed for patients with astigmatism.
- Progressive lenses correct presbyopia to eliminate the need for reading glasses or bifocals.
- Cosmetic or colored lenses can change the color of your eyes.
While soft lenses are far more popular, many patients prefer hard lenses. They are durable and offer improved oxygen flow to the eye. Hard lenses are appropriate for patients with astigmatism, those concerned with eye infections, and those who require bifocal or multifocal lenses.
To fit you for new contact lenses, we will take measurements of both eyes to determine the proper diameter, curvature, and degree of correction you need.
Our disposable lens offerings include Bausch & Lomb, CooperVision, Alcon, and VISTAKON® brands. For hard and specialty lenses, we offer:
- Alden Optical
- Art Optical
- Carter Contact
- GP Specialists
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you are interested in wearing contacts, or if you need an updated prescription, contact Gordon Wong Eye Designs & Optometry today to schedule an appointment. We can help determine which contact lens option is right for you.