Contact Lens Services
More than 31 million Americans are reaping the benefits of contact lenses. You could be one of them if you suffer from myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism or presbyopia. Innovations in contact lens technology have made it possible for most people to wear contact lenses. If you’ve been told in the past that contact lenses weren’t for you, or if you haven’t tried contacts recently, schedule an appointment with one of Apple Hill Eye Center’s contact lens specialists today.
The Contacts Advantage
- Are comfortable, convenient and easy to care for
- Give you crisp, natural vision
- Do not distort images like glasses might
- Do not fog up or smudge due to rain or temperature changes
- Are a safe alternative for sports and other outdoor activities
When evaluating and fitting you for contact lenses, our professional staff will conduct a thorough examination and learn more about your lifestyle to find the contact lens solution that’s best for you.
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are made of a flexible plastic material that allows oxygen to pass through the lens to the eyes. In most cases, soft lenses are extremely comfortable and affordable. In addition to correcting nearsightedness and farsightedness, soft lenses can correct for astigmatism, replace bifocal glasses, and change or enhance or eye color. Apple Hill Eye Center offers a variety of soft contact lenses.
- Daily wear: These lenses are removed each day for cleaning and are not worn while sleeping.
- Daily wear disposable: These single-use lenses are removed prior to sleeping and thrown away.
Because no solutions are needed, these are an excellent choice for patients with solution sensitivities and allergies.
Frequent and planned replacement: These soft daily wear or extended wear lenses are replaced on a planned schedule, usually every two weeks, once a month or every three months.
Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses are made of a firmer plastic material that allows even more oxygen to pass through to the corneas. RGPs may require a slightly longer patient adjustment period, but the firmer plastic also provides excellent vision, especially for patients with astigmatism. RGP contact lenses do not need to be replaced as frequently as soft contact lenses.
Caring for your Contact Lenses
Good lens care can help assure a lifetime of healthy contact lens wear. Whether you wear soft lenses or Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) lenses, there are many solutions that make lens care simple and easy. There are also solutions for patients who may be sensitive or allergic to lens care solutions. Our eye care professionals will help you learn to care for your contacts and identify the products that are right for you.