Do you have an active lifestyle? Do your glasses hurt your nose or temples? Tired of the not having the peripheral vision with glasses? Or maybe you would like to just not have to wear glasses while going out on the weekends? Regardless of the reason, contact lenses are an excellent alternative for vision correction. Highlands Optometry offers all the major brands of contacts lenses, so we’re able to fit the most comfortable for your eyes!
Soft Contact Lenses
These are the most widely used contact lenses in the world. They conform to the cornea and allow for proper hydration on the eyes. Daily disposable lenses provide the safest, healthiest and most comfortable soft contact lens option. Soft contacts used to correct myopia or hyperopia are called spherical and are the most basic fit. There are also options for astigmatism and presbyopia correction.
Contact lenses for Astigmatism
Many patients tell us that their previous eye doctors told them “they can’t wear contacts because they have astigmatism.” This could not be further from the truth. There are many contact lens options to correct astigmatism, from soft toric contact lenses to rigid gas permeable lenses to scleral lenses. Most of the time, astigmatism can be easily corrected with traditional soft lenses. Higher degrees of astigmatism or irregular astigmatism may need more specialized lenses such as rigid or scleral lenses.
Multifocal (Bifocal) Contact Lenses
We understand the hassles of reading glasses. That’s why we offer bifocal contact lenses to help you see far away and up close, without the need of glasses. These lenses are typically used by people 40 and older but can have benefits to help eye focusing across all ages. If you’re tired of wondering where you laid down the readers last, digging them out of your purse, or find yourself struggling to focus after hours on the computer, you’ve come to the right place.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) and Scleral Lenses Compared to soft lenses that conform to the cornea, these lenses are hard and hold their shape. Most often, we fit these lenses for keratoconus, corneal transplants, or extreme dry eye. Rigid gas permeable lenses are smaller and sit on the cornea. Since they hold their shape, they actually use the tears to correct astigmatism, which is especially beneficial in cases of keratoconus. Scleral lenses are much bigger and actually vault over the cornea. Similar to RGPs, they use the tears between them and the cornea to correct irregular astigmatism. Because they don’t move on the eyes, they can keep the cornea hydrated throughout the day in cases of severe dry eyes.
Call us today to schedule a contact lens exam and find the vision correction to best suit your lifestyle!