How to choose the right contact lenses, so you can see more clearly and ditch the glasses.
Are you taking advantage of all of the benefits contact lenses offer? If you’re tired of dealing with the hassle of glasses, your active lifestyle makes glasses difficult, or you want to try to simplify, they might be just the thing.
Contacts have come a long way, and we work hard to make sure we have the latest contact lenses available. The materials used allow for more oxygen to get to the eyes than ever before, which means they’re safer and keep your eyes healthier. We take extra time and care to make sure all of our contact lens wearing patients know how to put in and take out their lenses before they ever leave our office. We’ll train you on what to do, and what not to do, when it comes to your contacts, so you’ll feel confident and comfortable with them.
We have a wide selection of lens options to fit every prescription and lifestyle. Take a look.
Daily Contact Lenses
If you want to have a new pair of contacts every day, this is the best option for you. Extended wear contacts often have build-up from wearing them for a long period, but you can avoid that with daily lenses. They’re comfortable and, because you change them every day, have fewer lens-related complications.
We also keep the environment in mind, for us and our patients. We provide a box for recycling contact lenses as well as plastic containers to help with waste to every patient who’s prescribed daily lenses.
Contact Lens Options for Vision Changes Due to Aging
As we age our vision changes and even people who have never needed glasses might find themselves needing a boost. If you don’t want the hassle and inconvenience of glasses, contact lenses are a great option. We have options to fit these types of vision changes.
- Multifocal Contact Lenses – using concentric circles within the lenses, this type of lens prompts the brain to interpret which part of the lens to use for distance and which part to use for near vision adjustment.
- Custom Multifocal Contact Lenses – a good choice for patients with astigmatism who would benefit from multifocal technology, these RGP, or Rigid Gas Permeable, lenses are customizable to fit the needs of every patient. We use special contact lens engineering software to create lenses to suit your specific needs.
- Ortho-K or Orthokeratology is a method of molding or reshaping your cornea as you sleep using special contact lenses. When worn nightly, Ortho-K lenses can improve near and distance vision so you can go without glasses or daily contact lenses most of the day.
- Monovision – if you need correction for both reading and distance vision, you can still opt for contact lenses. Monovision lenses fit one eye for reading and one for distance. It takes some getting used to and isn’t for everyone, but it’s a great option for patients who can adjust to the separate lenses.
Specialty Contact Lenses for Specific Eye Conditions
We can take care of specialized needs with lenses for keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, dry eye or ocular surface disease, and other cornea-impacting conditions. Managing these with one of the following types of contact lenses often is often the best approach.
- Scleral Contact Lenses – these hard contact lenses have a larger diameter and are filled with fluid to allow for a cushion for corneal irregularities, allowing you to look through one smooth surface.
- Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses (RGP) – these hard lenses provide excellent optics. Allowing tears underneath the lenses, they can help keep eyes healthy.
- Custom Ortho-K – often used for vision correction, they can also help slow the progression of myopia.
Are you ready to step into a world without glasses, without giving up on vision correction? Whether you need daily lenses to replace your glasses or specialty lenses for an eye condition, we’ve got you covered. Contact our experienced team of doctors and staff at Eyes of NM to schedule your contact lens assessment and fitting.