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because we only offer the best in contact lens technology to
provide you with optimal vision, comfort and health.
Different types of Contact
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are made of soft, flexible plastics that allow
oxygen to pass through to the cornea. Soft contact lenses may be easier
to adjust to and are more comfortable than rigid gas permeable lenses.
Newer soft lens materials include silicone-hydrogels to provide more
oxygen to your eye while you wear your lenses.
Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses
Rigid gas permeable contact lenses
(RGPs) are more durable and resistant to deposit buildup. They tend to
be less expensive over the life of the lens since they last longer than
soft contact lenses. They are easier to handle and less likely to tear.
However, they are not as comfortable initially as soft contacts and it
may take a few weeks to get used to wearing RGPs, compared to several
days for soft contacts.
Continuous Wear Contact Lenses
Continuous wear contact lenses are available for overnight or continuous
wear ranging from one to six nights or up to 30 days. Continuous wear
contact lenses are usually soft contact lenses. They are made of
flexible plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea. There
are also a very few rigid gas permeable lenses that are designed and
approved for overnight wear. Length of continuous wear depends on lens
type and your eye care professional's evaluation of your tolerance for
overnight wear. It is important for the eyes to have a rest without
lenses for at least one night following each scheduled removal.
Disposable (Replacement Schedule) Contact Lenses
The majority of soft
contact lens wearers are prescribed some type of frequent replacement
schedule. "Disposable," as defined by the FDA, means used once and
discarded. With a true daily wear disposable schedule, a brand new pair
of lenses is used each day. Some soft contact lenses are referred to as
"disposable" by contact lens sellers, but actually, they are for
frequent/planned replacement. With extended wear lenses, the lenses may
be worn continuously for the prescribed wearing period (for example, 7
days to 30 days) and then thrown away. When you remove your lenses, make
sure to clean and disinfect them properly before reinserting.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
The hybrid contact lens combines a rigid gas
permeable center and a soft lens skirt into one unique "hybrid" lens.
The rigid center corrects farsightedness, nearsightedness and
astigmatism and delivers clear, high definition vision, even at night.
The soft skirt surrounding the center provides the all-day comfort of a
Decorative (Plano) Contact Lenses
lenses do not correct vision and are intended solely to change the
appearance of the eye. These are sometimes called plano, zero-powered or
non-corrective lenses. For example, they can temporarily change a
brown-eyed person's eye color to blue, or make a person's eyes look
weird by portraying Halloween themes. Even though these decorative
lenses don't correct vision, they're regulated by the FDA, just like
corrective contact lenses.
State-of-the-Art Equipment and
Our eye doctors use state-of-the-art
equipment and technology to ensure a healthy, comfortable fit as well as a