Contact Lenses Available in Osprey, FL
Contact lenses are a great choice for those who need visual correction and prefer not to wear glasses. Rigid contact lenses were first introduced over 100 years ago, but even in modern times rigid contacts took longer to adjust to and at times could be uncomfortable to wear. Soft contact lenses were then developed which were made of a very thin soft gel-like material. They were more comfortable to wear and allowed increased amounts of oxygen to reach the cornea.
The main types of contact lenses now available are include daily wear lenses, daily disposable contact lenses, extended wear lenses, toric lenses, multifocal lenses and specialty contact lenses for conditions such as high astigmatism, keratoconus and even those for corneal reshaping and to control myopia progression. Our eye doctors at Family Eye Care & Vision Therapy can help you choose the right contact lenses.
Types of Contact lenses
- Daily Wear Contact Lenses - Daily wear contact lenses are removed each night and reinserted each morning after proper disinfecting and storage. These are commonly replaced with new lenses each month.
- Daily Disposable Contact Lenses - Daily disposable contact lenses are soft contact lenses that are removed and disposed of each night. New lenses are used each day.
- Extended Wear Contact Lenses - Extended wear contact lenses are soft contact lenses usually made of a silicone hydrogel that allows for greater wearability and which can be worn for 7 days before removing them. Several extended wear contact lenses have been approved for wear of up to 30 days and monthly replacement.
- Toric Contact Lenses - - Toric contact lenses are usually soft contact lenses used to treat astigmatism (an uneven or irregular shaped cornea causing blurry or distorted vision.) Toric contact lenses have different corrective powers to correct the astigmatism as well as varying levels of nearsightedness or farsightedness.
- Specialty Contact Lenses - Certain conditions of the eye can make contact lenses difficult to fit. Some of these conditions include the need for multiple focus lenses, high astigmatism, and keratoconus (progressive condition where the cornea bulges).
What to Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting
During a contact lens evaluation your near and distance visual acuity will be checked. A Slit Lamp exam will also be done to assess the health of your interior tear film and external eye structures . Readings of your cornea will also be done using a keratometer and computerized 3-D corneal topography when appropriate. Trial contact lenses will then be fitted to ensure your best vision and comfort.
Call today for a Contact Lens Fitting Appointment
Call us today at 941-966-6700 for a contact lens fitting appointment. Family Eye Care & Vision Therapy is located at 694 S Tamiami Trail Osprey, FL 34229. We serve the Osprey, Venice, Sarasota and surrounding areas.