Doctors Eyecare Centers in Fort Myers 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.
Corneal Refractive Therapy
In the myopic eye (difficulty seeing at a distance), light focuses in front of the retina, making distant objects appear blurry. When eyeglasses or daytime contacts are worn, light is focused on the retina so you can see clearly.
Today, CRT Brand Contact Lenses provides a new option for patients with nearsightedness. CRT lenses correct nearsightedness, with or without low to moderate astigmatism, by gently and safely reshaping the cornea while you sleep. When CRT lenses are removed in the morning, the treated cornea allows light to focus on the retina. The result is clear, natural vision for your waking hours. And yes, if you get up during the night, CRT lenses will enable you to see clearly with the lenses on!
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 Doctors Eyecare Centers in Fort Myers, and we will be in touch with you shortly.