Contact lenses are thin, clear plastic disks you wear in your eye to improve your vision. Contacts float on the tear film that covers your cornea. Like eyeglasses, contacts correct vision problems caused by refractive errors, but without the hassle of wearing glasses.
Your contacts are an important part to your life. It’s our goal to provide you with a comfortable fit as well as ensuring that you achieve optimal vision. During our comprehensive exams and fittings we take precise measurements of your eye to ensure you enjoy many years of comfortable contact wear. We offer an extensive selection of contact lenses including: multifocals, soft lenses, and specialty contact lenses. Schedule an exam with us
Contacts can improve vision for people with these refractive errors:
- myopia (nearsightedness)
- hyperopia (farsightedness)
- astigmatism (distorted vision)
- presbyopia (changes to near vision that normally happen with age)
While contact lenses provide many vision benefits, they are not risk-free. The American Optometric Association offers plenty of resources on proper use of contacts. Check out their article on Healthy Vision and Contact Lenses.
Soft Contact Lenses For Dry Eyes
Several manufacturers have developed contact lenses specifically designed to reduce dry eye discomfort during lens wear. Popular brands of soft contacts for dry eyes include:
- Bausch + Lomb Ultra. These silicone hydrogel contact lenses feature MoistureSeal technology that provides unsurpassed comfort and vision all day compared with the leading silicone hydrogel lenses, according to the company. MoistureSeal technology enables Bausch + Lomb Ultra lenses to retain moisture for up to 16 hours, the company says. The lenses also are backed with a patient satisfaction guarantee: If you are not satisfied with them for any reason, simply return any unopened boxes within 90 days and Bausch + Lomb will provide a full refund.
- Dailies Total 1. Manufactured by Alcon, these single-use daily disposable contact lenses feature an innovative water gradient design: The water content is approximately 33 percent at the core of the lens and increases to greater than 80 percent at the front and back surface. Because of this unique design, Dalies Total 1 lenses provide “a silky-smooth surface for comfort that lasts until the end of the day,” according to the company.
- CooperVision Proclear. These popular contact lenses for dry eyes are made of a high-water hydrogel material and contain molecules found naturally in human cell membranes that attract and surround themselves with water, keeping Proclear lenses moist and comfortable after 12 hours of wear, according to CooperVision. Proclear contact lenses currently are the only brand approved by the U.S. FDA to carry this label: “May provide improved comfort for contact wearers who experience mild discomfort or symptoms relating to dryness during lens wear.” Proclear lenses are available in a variety of designs, including a daily disposable lens (Proclear 1 day), bifocal contact lenses and toric contact lenses for astigmatism.
- Extreme H2O. Marketed by X-Cel Specialty Contacts, Extreme H2O is another brand of soft lenses that many eye doctors prescribe to reduce contact lens-related dry eye problems. These high-water hydrogel lenses have unique water-binding properties that allow Extreme H2O lenses to retain virtually all their water content throughout the day, according to the company. Extreme H2O lenses are available in weekly and two-week disposable designs, including toric designs for astigmatism.