Are you interested in contact lenses? At OIC Integrative Optometry, we are ready to help with all of your contact lens needs!
Why Wear Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are a great way to give yourself the freedom to be more active and still see at your best. Contact lenses give us a more accurate image of the world because they don’t have the same optical limitations that eyeglass lenses do. Situations that would be better suited to contact lens wear would include outdoor activities, playing sports, a night out on the town, having a high prescription, a corneal disease, or maybe you just want to try something different. Whatever your visual goals are, with our years of experience, we will make you see in a way you never knew you could. Schedule a contact lens exam today and you just might surprise yourself!
Contact Lens Options
There are many types of contact lenses out there today. There are soft lenses, hard lenses, hybrid lenses that are both hard and soft. The most frequently fit lenses by far are disposable soft lenses because they are a very healthy and convenient option. There are daily disposable lenses you throw out every day as well as two week and monthly lenses. Some are approved by the FDA for overnight wear but that is discouraged because it does increase eye infections risk and other complications. You will have a detailed discussion at your exam so the best lens option will be chosen for you based on your visual needs, occupation, hobbies, and so forth.
Getting used to Contact lenses:
If you are a new contact lens wearer, there is no need to fear. We will take you through the process step by step so you feel comfortable inserting and removing your lenses as well as taking care of them. You will have all of your questions answered and have all the necessary tools to be successful.
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Considerations for Special Prescriptions
In certain cases where patients have unique prescriptions or diseases of the surface of the eyes, we may need to look at specialty lens options to ensure a proper fit or to give the clearest vision possible. Examples include high amounts of near-sightedness or far-sightedness, high amounts of astigmatism, very steep or flat eyes, or diseases like Keratoconus. Dr. Cozzi will go over your options in detail and determine what is best for you.