Contact Lens Fittings
Routine Contact Lenses
Contact lenses can be divided into two categories: "soft" and "rigid." Rigid lenses are also known as gas-permeable or "GP" contact lenses. Both materials have advantages and disadvantages. The one that is best for you depends on your vision requirements, eye health status, and lifestyle. Routine patients, who don't have unusual glasses prescriptions or any complex vision requirements, can usually be fitted with off-the-rack soft contact lenses. Even patients with low or moderate astigmatism can wear these types of lenses. They offer excellent vision and comfort, along with a wide range of flexibility regarding replacement schedules. Some patients may prefer gas-permeable (GP) contact lenses if they require the sharpest vision, or if they have an eye condition that necessitates medical contact lenses. The material that is best for you depends on your specific situation.
Multifocal and Bifocal Contact Lenses
Interested in ditching your reading glasses? If your glasses prescription requires a reading add, it does not mean that contact lenses are not an option. The technology involved in the design and manufacture of bifocal and multifocal contact lenses has improved dramatically, over the past 10 years. The options that are available today are too numerous to list, but most people can be fitted into contact lenses that will provide functional vision at all distances. This can be done in a number of different ways, including monovision, which is when we fit one for distance, and one eye to see up close, and mutlifocal contacts, which allow you to see clearly at all distances. Both lens types require an adaptation period, during which your brain has time to "learn" how to use the lenses.