At Spadafora & Zak Eye Care in Clarkston, MI, we provide and fit a variety of different contact lenses. Our Eye Care Doctors / Optometrists perform contact lens exams to determine your prescription and will then help you choose the right contact lenses for your lifestyle. Our Eye Doctors perform Comprehensive Eye Care and determine the best eye care solution for your individual needs which may include contact lenses, prescription glasses…
Types of Soft Lenses
Most people can wear soft lenses, which are the most common type of contacts. There are several types of soft contact lenses available. The type our eye doctors / optometrist prescribes depends on the health of your eyes and your lifestyle.
- Daily lenses: These are the most convenient lenses, because they don't need to be stored or cleaned. You will throw the contacts away after just one use and put a fresh pair in the next day.
- Bi-weekly lenses: These lenses are thrown away every two weeks.
- Monthly lenses: These lenses are thrown away once a month.
- Colored lenses: You can purchase colored lenses that will change your eye color and correct your vision. You can have the eye color that you always wished you were born with if you choose colored contacts.
Types of Hard to Fit Contact Lenses
Certain conditions of the eye make soft contact wear difficult and uncomfortable to wear soft contact lenses. For example, dry eye occurs when your eyes don't produce enough tears or poor-quality tears. Traditional contacts can dry out your eyes. Presbyopia often occurs over the age of 40 and makes it difficult to see closeup objects clearly. Astigmatism, which is a common refractive error, occurs when your lens curves more in one direction than the other. Giant papillary conjunctivitis is a form of conjunctivitis that causes itchy, red bumps to form under the eyelids. Keratoconus occurs when your eye isn't strong enough to hold its round shape, and bulges into a cone-shape. All of these conditions make it difficult to wear traditional contact lenses.
However, our eye doctor can prescribe hard to fit contacts to help you see clearly regardless of your condition. Some of these include:
- Gas permeable contact lenses: Gas permeable lenses are hard, and can hold your eye's shape if you have keratoconus. Also, protein deposits don't adhere to these lenses the way they do with soft lenses, making them a good option if you have ocular allergies.
- Toric contact lenses: These are special lenses designed to treat astigmatism.
- Bifocal contact lenses: These lenses contain a prescription for distance and a prescription for closeup. If you already need correction for distance and develop presbyopia, these lenses will correct your vision at all distances.
- Scleral contact lenses: Unlike soft lenses that rest on the cornea, scleral lenses rest on the white of the eye and vault over the cornea.
Visit Our Optometrist in Clarkston, MI for Complete Comprehensive Eye Care including Contact Lenses, Prescription Glasses and Sun Glasses.
If you are interested in contacts, we can help. At Spadafora & Zak Eye Care, our optometrist will perform a contact lens exam to see what type of lenses will be best for you.
We are happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today or schedule on line to make an appointment.