Find the right fit for your eyes at Bright View Family Vision.
Do you need vision correction but don’t want to wear eyeglasses full time? Contact lenses are a great option for almost anyone, even for those with astigmatism or a need for bifocals.
We offer a wide selection at our Avon office, and we can help you find the right contacts for you.
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What are my options?
There are many contact lens options available. Dr. Allspaw will take your lifestyle and vision correction needs into consideration when helping you select the right lenses for your eyes.
Here are some of the most common contact lens types:
- Hard contact lenses – Hard contact lenses are often referred to as rigid gas permeable (RGP). This means that they are porous enough to allow oxygen to enter through to the cornea. Hard contact lenses keep their shape on the eye. They are a great option for patients that have an astigmatism as well that may not have had success with soft toric lenses.
- Soft contact lenses – Soft contact lenses are popular because they are very comfortable for the wearer. Soft contact lenses don’t “pop out” the way hard lenses occasionally might. Soft lenses are appropriate to correct near and farsightedness and astigmatism.
- Daily disposable lenses – These lenses are to be worn for one use only. Many times your eye doctor will recommend these to help prevent allergic reactions or bacterial infections. They are also a great option for infrequent wearers, patients that struggle with dryness in contacts, those with contact lens solution sensitivities, and for children who might not take excellent care when cleaning their lenses.
- Extended wear contact lenses – Extended wear contact lenses are designed to be worn constantly for long periods of time – up to a week. Unlike all other lenses, extended wear contacts can be worn while sleeping. The doctor prescribes a lens type which allows sufficient oxygen to reach the eye to maintain health. These types of lenses may not be recommended for all contact lens wearers, and are not without certain risks. Ask your doctor if this is a good option for you.
- Daily wear contact lenses – Most contact lenses are daily wear. This means that they are are worn all day and then removed at night for cleaning. These lenses generally last until their give expiration date, at which point they must be discarded and replaced because the lens material begins to break down.
- Colored contact lenses – These are worn to enhance or completely change the visual color of the iris. They are still prescription contact lenses, however, and need to be treated with the same care you would give to regular lenses. Many — but not all — brands of contact lens companies offer colored lens options.
Need a prescription?
We do that too! Bright View Family Vision offers comprehensive eye exams. In addition to assessing your visual acuity, your eye care provider will examine your eye health and function.
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