Family Eye Care Associates – St. Clair Shores in St. Clair Shores 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.
Your eye care provider can 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 monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. 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.
Color Contact Lenses
Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes.
Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are comparable to GP lenses.
Medically Necessary Contact Lenses, Hybrid lenses, and Scleral Contact Lenses
The vision in some conditions, dystrophies and degenerations of the Cornea can only be improved by specialty contact lenses. This is true in Keratoconus and Corneal Transplant surgery as well. In these instances, glasses and standard soft contact lenses don’t work. These highly specialized lenses can mask the distortions present on the front of the eye and can literally be life changing for the person suffering. In so many instances we have seen people crying because they never thought they would see clear again. We have years of experience fitting these lenses and are continuously getting referrals from area Cornea Specialists to fit their patients. Many vision insurances allow for this option, but some do not. If you have questions about coverage we are here to help.
Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Schedule an appointment for an assessment and advice at Family Eye Care Associates – St. Clair Shores in St. Clair Shores, and we will be in touch with you shortly.