Monocle Eye Care offers many options for contact lenses.
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
We will recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.
These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced daily, weekly, or monthly depending on the type you require. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.
Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses
Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.
In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses.
Multifocal Toric Lenses
Custom made soft lenses with quarterly replacement. Specially designed for the astigmatism/bifocal combination.
Large diameter GP lenses, initially used for patients with irregular shaped corneas and to treat keratoconus. These lenses are now utilized for patients that have high prescriptions, severe dry eye and/or discomfort with other lens types.
Therapeutic contact lenses that gently reshapes your cornea while you sleep. Find out more about CRT lenses under our Vision Correction tab.
Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is needed to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Request an appointment for an evaluation at Monocle Eye Care, and we will be in touch with you shortly.