Contact Lenses (Specialty contact lens fits)Mt Vernon, NY
People who do not enjoy the idea of having to wear glasses can always find an effective alternative with contact lenses. It is no surprise that one's vision can gradually change over time. However, people are less inclined to seek professional services unless they are experiencing drastic vision issues. Regardless of the patient's overall eye health, seeking professional lenses to see better is not something to avoid.
At Bright Eyes Optometry, we provide patients with eyeglasses, specialty contact lenses, glasses and other options to help patients improve their vision. Contact lenses are thin layers that people place over their eyes instead of wearing glasses. These lenses are a great way to improve eyesight without having to compromise appearance.
There are many different types of specialty contact lenses with various fits. We can help to find the one that meets your needs.
How contact lenses Work
Contact lenses work in a similar manner as eyeglasses in the sense that they cover the eyes and focus light in a manner that addresses the specific refractive error the patient has/ This allows the patient to see clearly where they otherwise would not be able to without the lenses. There are many benefits to choosing specialty contact lenses, including the following:
First and foremost, specialty contact lenses work well to improve vision to help people see clearly. In many cases, the contact lenses we prescribe a patient are far more effective than any product people might buy in a store. After learning how to install them, patients may find that specialty contact lenses are more comfortable than other forms of vision treatment.
Specialty contact lenses can also help treat more complex vision issues including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and even corneal irregularities.
When to consider Specialty Contact Lenses
Anyone who suffers from poor vision, which can be considered anything lower than 20/30 vision, may likely benefit from specialty contact lenses. Even more specifically, people who understand they have poor vision but do not want to wear glasses or generic contact lenses should consider the benefits of specialty contact lenses.
There are many different types of vision problems, many of which can be effectively treated through contact lenses. In most cases, we can customize the prescription to the needs of the patient.
Otherwise referred to as myopia, nearsightedness is a term used to describe the blurry vision that exists when looking at objects far away. People with this condition may find it difficult to read street signs while driving or menus at restaurants.
Also known as hyperopia, farsightedness is when objects become blurry upon looking at them up close. In many cases, a person with farsightedness will need to hold a piece of paper or phone at a certain distance to read text on it.
Astigmatism refers to the blurry vision that may exist at any distance. It can exist alongside both nearsightedness and farsightedness. Each of these three complications can be addressed by contact lenses.
Specialty Contact Lenses versus Generic Lenses
It is important to understand the difference between specialty contact lenses and generic, store-bought lenses. Generic lenses do not always work well to improve vision completely. Generic lenses often do not fit properly and cause eye irritation as well.
Specialty contact lenses are chosen to fit the patient and improve the exact vision complication they have. Specialty contact lenses are comfortable, customized and in many cases, far more effective than store-bought lenses.
As an optometrist, we can recommend the most effective type of contact lens, specialty or otherwise, that the patient needs. With the proper lens, we can help patients see more clearly and not encounter issues during the day to day life. Vision issues can affect the level of productivity, confidence level and general health, so it is important to seek regular eye checkups as well.
Schedule an Appointment with Us Today
There are various different types of specialty contact lenses, including soft lenses, rigid lenses and hybrid lenses. If you are tired of living with less than ideal vision and want to learn more about how specialty contact lenses can help you see better and feel more comfortable, then consult with us and schedule a time to come in for your first visit.
We can guide you throughout the entire process and work hard to determine what you may need to see clearly. The days of living with poor vision are over, and it is time to give specialty contact lenses a try.
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