There are many different contact lens designs to choose from, and Dr. Day carefully selects the brand and material that he feels will offer you the best possible vision and comfort while ensuring the health of your eyes.
Contacts come in many shapes, sizes, and designs
Whether you are an existing contact lens wearer, or you are interested in being fitted for contacts for the first time, we can help. At your next Eye Examination, simply elect for a Contact Lens Evaluation, and we will begin the process of finding your perfect lens!
Soft contact lenses are thin and easily conform to the eye. They are generally made from a type of plastic called hydrogels, or silicon hydrogels. These lenses have been commercially available since the 1970’s and are the most popular type of contact lens. They are generally very comfortable and come in several different modalities including daily disposable, bi-weekly or monthly disposable, and rarely quarterly disposable.
Dr. Day will determine which type of soft contact lens is best suited for your visual needs and lifestyle.
Rigid Contacts or RGP's
You may have heard of Rigid Gap Permeable contact lenses from your grandmother, which might make you think they are old technology, long forgotten in a dusty box of antique artifacts. This couldn’t be further from the truth; RGP lenses are making a major comeback.
Some contact lens wearers require a custom-designed contact lens that fits exactly to the curvature of their cornea. In these cases, we work with a lab to create a Rigid Gas Permeable lens to attain the best vision possible. If this type of lens best fits your needs, we will need to take several measurements in order to provide all the necessary information for the lenses to be designed. This process can take several days, but in the end, you have lenses that fit like a glove!
Some eye conditions make wearing contact lenses more difficult, and some of patients are be considered “hard to fit.” Many of these patients require a specially designed contact lens that is made specifically for their eyes. If you have any of the following eye conditions, you may fall into the “hard to fit” category:
- Post LASIK or RK scarring
- Moderate astigmatism
- Presbyopia (reduced near vision)
- Dry Eyes
If you think you may fall into this category, do not be discouraged! Our Contact Lens Specialists actually specialize in finding solutions for difficult fit contact lens patients.