Capital Vision Center in Concord 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 sun-wear 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/progressive glasses with muiltifocal 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. We have many contact lens in stock that the doctor will use to fit your specific eye to give each patient the best visual outcome. We also have very knowledgeable staff that will help you learn how to insert and remove your contact lens safely and teach you how to take care of your contact lens.
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.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral lenses give the comfort of soft lenses and the sharp vision of GP lenses all while providing a oxygen rich environment to keep the cornea (front of the eye) healthy. Scleral lenses can drastically improve vision in patients with keratoconus, post refractive surgery complications, moderate-severe dry eye, post corneal transplant, corneal ectasias, corneal scars, and corneal degenerations. They can also be fit for patients that have astigmatism outside the parameters of a soft lens or patients that want sharper vision than traditional soft contact lenses.
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.
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. You can also use the Air Optix Color Studio to try on your colors! Check out the Air Optix Color Studio link and upload one of your pictures to see what you would look like in theses amazing colors!
Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are comparable to GP lenses.
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 Capital Vision Center in Concord, and we will be in touch with you shortly.