Contact lenses are a great alternative to glasses and refractive surgery. Today, there are many different types of contacts lenses available for patients to wear that are not only comfortable, but affordable. At See Breeze Optometry, we offer a wide variety of contact lenses, including soft contacts lenses, toric contact lenses for astigmatism, multifocal contact lenses, rigid gas-permeable contact lenses and scleral contact lenses. Advances in contact lens technology have also created great options for special therapeutic and cosmetic lenses.
A contact lens is a medical device that requires a prescription. Therefore, a thorough evaluation and fitting is needed to assess the health of the eye and determine the proper power of the lens.
The process of wearing contact lenses starts with your comprehensive eye examination. Once your doctor examines your eyes to see if you are a candidate for contacts lenses, they will then determine which modality of contact lens best suits your vision needs and lifestyle.
After a one week period with your trial contact lenses, a follow-up visit is needed to evaluate the fit and eye health. While most contact lens prescriptions are finalized within 1 or 2 follow-up visits, some fittings may take longer. Successful contact lens use depends on a proper fit, healthy eyes and a patient’s compliance with the prescribed care system and wear schedule.
Contact lenses are typically a safe and effective form of vision correction when fitted properly. However, they are not entirely risk free, especially if not taken care of responsibly. To minimize that risk, an annual examination is imperative to prevent potential complications resulting from contact lens wear.
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