Helping You Find Contact Lenses
Your eyes are unique, so the one-size-fits-all approach is not something that works for contact lenses. At Central Optometry, we take the time to discuss your lifestyle and vision goals to provide personalized contact lens recommendations.
We recommend that all patients wearing or considering contact lenses undergo a comprehensive contact lens exam and fitting. Improperly fitted contact lenses can lead to discomfort and other eye issues. Book online to schedule your appointment today and get the right fit for your contact lenses.
How Contact Lenses Can Help
Contact lenses, like your prescription glasses, can correct refractive errors like:
During your contact lens exam, your doctor will review your lifestyle needs and contact lens preferences to determine appropriate contact lens recommendations. We also test your visual acuity to see how well you see letters and symbols from a distance.
Contact Lens Maintenance Is Key
Taking care of your contact lenses correctly is crucial for maintaining both the health of your eyes and your comfort. Based on the specific type of contact lenses you wear, your optometrist will provide you with tailored instructions.
However, one universal rule applies to all contact lens users: always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before touching your lenses. This simple yet crucial step helps reduce the risk of bacteria exposure, thus helping to keep eye infections at bay.
Our team can help answer any questions you may have about caring for your contact lenses.
Our Specialty Contact Lenses
Contact lenses fall under 2 main categories: soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (RGP). These 2 categories include specialty contact lenses that can help address and correct your unique visual needs.
Since toric lenses have different prescriptions along the horizontal and vertical axes of the lens, they must remain orientated correctly to provide clear vision. As such, toric lenses are weighted so they don’t rotate throughout the day.
Ortho-k, or orthokeratology, lenses are specialty rigid gas permeable contact lenses that are used to gently reshape your child’s corneas while they sleep. This temporarily corrects myopia, providing them with clear vision the next day without the use of contact lenses or glasses.
Ortho-k has been found to be particularly effective in children, controlling myopia progression and helping keep their prescription low.
Transitions contact lenses offer an innovative solution for dealing with harmful UV radiation. By combining photochromic additives with hydrogel technology, these contact lenses darken when exposed to sunlight or harmful blue light from screens to protect your eyes and help them adjust, ideal for patients who are sensitive to bright light.
Exploring Your Contact Lens Options
At Central Optometry, our team is here to help you find the contact lens option that addresses your visual needs. Our exam and fitting are just the first step—our online store also features different contact lens products you can browse.
If you’re looking to get new contact lenses or update your existing prescription, we have you covered. Book your appointment online today.