After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Leonard Achiron or Dr. David O’Day will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, be sure to tell your doctor so he can be sure to prescribe the right type of contacts for your individual needs. In some cases, glasses may be the best vision correction method or perhaps a combination of glasses and contacts.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Achiron and Dr. O’Day determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An eye doctor may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements.
After determining the level of refractive error, the doctor will work with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions.
Traditional contact lenses can often be problematic for people who have keratoconus or other irregular cornea conditions. However, there is now a revolutionary soft lens available. This innovative, patented design is a groundbreaking success. KeraSoft IC addresses the unique challenges of people with a variety of irregular corneal conditions, including keratoconus as well as conditions due to post-graft and post-refractive surgery.
KeraSoft IC lenses use a patented technology and geometries from complex mathematics to create a lens design that, delivered in a silicone hydrogel material, offers comfort and visual acuity for irregular cornea patients. Drs. Achiron and O’Day have had great success in fitting their patients that have irregular corneas or keratoconus with the KeraSoft IC lens. It’s an option that they can deliver to their patients that can meet their exact needs.
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses, or colored contact lenses, are also available to transform your eye color. Contact us for an appointment to speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.
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