Clear, Comfortable and Convenient Vision!
There is a variety of reasons for choosing to wear contact lenses instead of eyeglasses. Many people prefer the way they look without any eyewear to interfere with their natural appearance. Others love the crisp visual acuity and broad peripheral vision that contact lenses give.
Comfort is yet another factor to consider, as contact lenses eliminate the nuisance of glasses slipping down your nose, especially during sports. Regardless of your reason for choosing contact lenses, our eye doctors at Family Eye & Laser will fit you precisely with the best contact lenses for your vision and eye health.
Eye Exam and Fitting for Contact Lenses
We are qualified and experienced in performing thorough contact lens eye exams. Using the latest optometric technology, our optometrist will check your vision and measure your eyes. Along with verifying that you have the ideal lens power and size of contacts, we will also pay attention to your ocular health. Some pre-existing conditions require wearing a specific type of contact lens.
A short process of trial and error may be necessary to determine the best contact lenses for you. Yet, once we fit you with the most suitable contact lenses, our team will provide detailed instructions and training on proper insertion, removal, and hygiene techniques. We will not send you home with your new contact lenses until you feel comfortable and we are confident that they provide optimal vision.
Contact Lenses for Everyone
“Years ago, I was told I couldn’t wear contacts. Is that true?”
Our eye doctors in Troy, Luverne, Ozark, and Enterprise, AL, hear this question all the time from our patients! In response – the development of modern materials and high-tech engineering has led to the availability of many different types of contact lenses. So nowadays, there is a lens for just about every vision condition. In other words, “No - most likely it is not true.”
If you have keratoconus or an irregular cornea, we can fit you with scleral lenses. People who suffer eye irritation from dry eyes may also benefit from scleral lenses, which vault over the eye surface and leave a pocket that fills with lubricating moisture.
If you have astigmatism, our optometrist will fit you with toric lenses to provide sharp eyesight. Interested in wearing contact lenses only while you sleep, but still seeing clearly during the daytime? Ask us about orthokeratology; we fit ortho-k lenses and will evaluate your vision condition to determine if you are a good candidate for this revolutionary corneal reshaping therapy.
Types of Contact Lenses
- Soft Contacts: these are the most popular type, and they are available in many wearing schedule, including daily disposables (dailies), daily wear lenses, weekly, monthly and extended wear versions. They are typically comfortable within seconds after the first insertion. Colored soft contact lenses are also available in a range of cosmetic tints.
- Rigid Gas Permeable Contacts (GP): hard lenses provide very crisp eyesight for many complex vision conditions. They also have high oxygen permeability, which decreases the risk of eye infections. However, they have a much longer adjustment period than soft lenses.
- Bifocal/Multifocal Contacts: these lenses have different zones that correspond to different lens powers for near and distant vision. They are appropriate for people with presbyopia.
- Scleral Lenses: standard contact lenses cannot fit on an eye with an irregular cornea. Scleral lenses, which bridge over the cornea and rest on the whites of your eye, are an ideal solution.
- Toric Lenses: when the cornea has more than one curve, it is diagnosed as astigmatism. This vision condition requires customized specialty toric lenses.
- Ortho-k Lenses: used for corneal reshaping therapy, ortho-k lenses enable you to see clearly during the daytime with no eyewear. They are also a proven method of myopia control for kids.