Contact Lenses

There are multitudes of contact lenses which are available today. As part of our contact lens services, we will help you determine which type of contact lens is best suited for your eyes and your lifestyle. The initial selection of contact lenses will be based on your unique corneal topography (shape), your prescription, and a careful evaluation of your corneal and conjunctival health. Before we finalize your prescription, we will initially dispense a pair of diagnostic contact lenses for you to take home and wear in your own environment.

 

There are multitudes of contact lenses which are available today. As part of our contact lens services, we will help you determine which type of contact lens is best suited for your eyes and your lifestyle. The initial selection of contact lenses will be based on your unique corneal topography (shape), your prescription, and a careful evaluation of your corneal and conjunctival health. Before we finalize your prescription, we will initially dispense a pair of diagnostic contact lenses for you to take home and wear in your own environment.

Contact Lens AreaIf you are new to contact lenses, we will patiently instruct you on application, removal, and proper care of your contact lenses. At your follow-up visit (usually 1 week), we will carefully assess the quality of vision and comfort of your diagnostic contact lenses. Any problems with vision or comfort will be thoroughly evaluated and new diagnostic contact lenses will be dispensed based on your subjective impressions, and our objective findings. Your contact lens prescription will not be finalized until you are completely satisfied with your diagnostic contact lenses. 

Contact Lens Training TableDr. Powell has had over 25 years of experience in fitting contact lenses. He was honored with the Ciba Vision Contact Lens Award for excellence in the fitting of soft contact lenses. We diligently work with patients who have had challenging conditions such as Dry Eye, Ocular Allergies, and complex prescriptions. Any and all concerns on your part will be professionally and promptly addressed.  

We utilize all FDA approved contact lenses. We maintain an inventory of thousands of contact lenses. Most patients will be able to take home a pair of contact lenses on their initial visit. A partial list of contact lenses which we expertly fit is as follows:

  • Soft Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
    Toric contact lenses are designed to correct for astigmatism. Toric lenses have two powers in them, created with curvatures at different angles (one for astigmatism, the other for either myopia or hyperopia). There is also a mechanism to keep the contact lens relatively stable on the eye when you blink or look around. To provide crisp vision, toric contact lenses cannot rotate on your eye. 
  • Bifocal or Multifocal Contact Lenses
    As we age, the human eye loses accommodation (ability to focus between distance and near). This is called presbyopia. Consequently, the prescription for your distance vision is different compared to the prescription for your near vision. A bifocal contact lens has both the distance and near prescriptions within a single lens. 
  • Monovision Contact Lenses
    This actually refers to a specific method to correct for presbyopia (loss of focus which commonly occurs after the age of 40). With monovision, one eye is corrected for distance vision, and the other eye is corrected for near vision. 
  • Contact Lenses for Dry Eyes
    Soft Contact Lenses by design are partially composed of water. For patients with Dry Eyes, the evaporation of tears from the surface of the contact lens can exceed the natural production of tears from your tear producing glands. This can result in decreased contact lens comfort and wearing time. For these patients, we utilize contact lenses that are composed of unique polymers which are specifically designed to function in a Dry Eye environment. 
  • Extended Wear Contact Lenses
  • 1-Day Contact Lenses 
  • Planned Replacement Contact Lenses
  • Colored or Tinted Contact Lenses to change or enhance your eye color
  • Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
  • Scleral Contact Lenses
  • Custom Contact Lenses for highly unusual prescriptions
  • Keratoconic Contact Lenses                                                                                             
  • Keratoconus is a degenerative condition which causes severe corneal distortion and loss of vision which cannot be corrected with spectacle lenses. This condition requires special contact lenses such as the Synergeyes Hybrid Contact Lens or Scleral Contact Lenses.