Contact lenses are a great alternative
Contact lenses are a great alternative or complement to glasses for those who require corrective eyewear. They come in a variety of forms, made of different materials, and designed for different patterns of wear. Many patients, including those with astigmatism, high prescriptions, dry eyes, or who have had eye surgery, want to know if contact lenses will work for them. At Cove Eyecare, we work hard to design a personal eyecare program that will work for you.
In addition to standard eye exam testing, we will gather additional information so you can be fitted with contact lenses.
This will include:
- General questions about your lifestyle and preferences regarding contact lenses, such as whether you might want to change your eye color with color contact lenses or if you’re interested in options such as daily disposables or overnight wear.
- If correction for astigmatism is required to achieve 20/20 vision with contact lenses, toric soft lenses or rigid gas permeable lenses can be considered
- Questions about how you might want to correct vision problems related to aging. Sometime after age 40, you will develop a condition known as presbyopia that decreases your ability to see clearly at all distances.
To correct presbyopia, you may be offered the choice of multifocal or bifocal contact lenses. Another option is monovision, a special contact lens fitting technique where one eye is corrected for distance vision and the other eye is corrected for near vision.
Due to the fact that contact lenses are a medical device, and can significantly increase the risk of eye disease, contact lens patients are required to have a yearly eye health examination and contact lens evaluation in order to obtain a current prescription. Contact lens prescriptions normally expire at one year. Even if you feel that your prescription hasn’t changed over the course of the past year, this exam is mandatory to help detect problems with contact lenses that can develop without any subjective symptoms.