Contact lenses should do three things: provide clear vision, properly fit your cornea, and address any personal issues or preferences you may have. Contact lenses come in tens of thousands of combinations of size, shape and power, to ensure comfortable fit and great vision.
Various contact lens designs are available for different vision problems. Spherical contact lenses correct nearsightedness or farsightedness and are indicated by a minus or plus in your prescription, respectively. Bifocal contact lenses are similar to multifocal eyeglasses in that they use different optical zones to correct presbyopia (the decreased ability see at both near and far distances). Toric contact lenses correct astigmatism, which can accompany either nearsightedness or farsightedness.
All of the contact lenses mentioned above can be custom fabricated for unusual prescriptions, and many other contact lens designs are available as well, including designs for conditions like keratoconus.
Our Contact Lens Fitters will evaluate your eyes to determine which lens is right for you, and will take into account your special needs such as dry eyes, a desire for color change or the need for overnight wear. They will also consider your daily activities and the environment in which you will wear your contact lenses. Call for your appointment today.