Contact Lenses Available in Osprey, FL
Contact lenses are a great choice for people who need visual correction but prefer not to wear glasses. The main types of contact lenses now available include daily wear lenses, daily disposable lenses, extended wear lenses, toric lenses, multifocal lenses and specialty contact lenses for conditions such as high astigmatism, keratoconus and even for corneal reshaping to control myopia progression. The eye doctors at Family Eye Care & Vision Therapy can help you choose the right contact lenses for your particular visual and lifestyle needs.
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. Some extended wear contact lenses have been approved for wear of up to 30 days with 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 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).
- CRT Contact Lenses – CRT (Corneal Refractive Therapy) contact lenses are a rigid oxygen permeable lens worn while sleeping that reshapes the cornea to temporarily reduce nearsightedness (myopia) and allow clear distance vision during the day without wearing conventional contact lenses or glasses.
What to Expect During a Contact Lens Fitting
During a contact lens evaluation your near and distance visual acuity and prescription will be checked. A Slit Lamp exam will also be done to assess the health of your 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.