Add a Little Freedom to Your Choice of Lens
Contact lenses are a great way to achieve the freedom you need from your frames without sacrificing visual clarity and comfort.
If you think that contact lenses could provide the clear, crisp vision you’re looking for, book an appointment with Advanced Family Eye Care today.
Why Wear Contact Lenses?
Unlike traditional lenses, though, contacts rest on your eye surface, allowing you more opportunities to enjoy clear vision without worrying about storing, cleaning, and protecting your eyeglasses.
Specialty contacts can also help address various eye conditions, including some that may affect your child.
What to Expect from the Exam & Fitting
Contact lens exams and fittings help us determine your lens prescription, measure your eye’s dimensions, and see if you’re a candidate for contact lenses.
We may prescribe you contact lenses or recommend an alternative strategy depending on our findings. In some cases, traditional eyeglasses may still be the most appropriate strategy for addressing certain eye care needs.
The Eye Exam
- Overly dry eyes
- Frequent eye infections
- Dry or dusty environments
We may recommend a specialty contact lens to help address these concerns.
The Contact Lens Fitting
We’ll take several measurements during the contact lens fitting to ensure your contacts fit comfortably. These will include measurements of your:
We can measure your eyes in a number of ways, but one technology we may use is a corneal topographer. This device analyzes your eye’s surface and helps us look for conditions that may affect your fitting, like keratoconus.
Our Specialty Lenses
The most common contact lens types we prescribe include rigid gas-permeable or soft contact lenses.
However, we may recommend a specialty contact lens if you have a specific eye concern. Specialty contact lenses are designed to address a range of conditions like dry eye, presbyopia, keratoconus, and more while also correcting your vision and keeping your eyes comfortable.
If we detect these issues during your eye exam, we may prescribe you a specialty pair of contacts.
Scleral contacts are larger than traditional contacts, which allows them to rest on the sclera, or whites, of your eyes.
This larger size makes it so the center of the lens “vaults” over your cornea while also correcting your vision. We may prescribe scleral lenses if you have keratoconus or if you struggle with dry eye symptoms.
These lenses are worn at night while your child sleeps. During this time, the lens slowly reshapes your child’s cornea to correct their vision. They can remove the lenses in the morning and enjoy clear vision without needing contacts or eyeglasses.
Learn more about myopia when you visit our Myopia Control page.
We’re located just off Riverstone Blvd. in The Offices at Riverstone. If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call.