Soft contact lenses are the most popular type of contact lenses worldwide. Soft contacts lenses are comfortable and conform to the shape of your eye, so they tend to stay in place well. This type of contact lens a good choice if you participate in sports or lead an active lifestyle. Soft contact lenses also come in various types, such as daily wear, extended wear and disposable.
Looking for a subtle or dramatic makeover for your eyes; at Crescent Heights Optometry we offer a range of colored contacts to camouflage color variations and enhance your natural eye color. Today’s tinted lenses also make it easy to alter your eye color either by intensifying your natural shade or changing it altogether. Please be aware that all contact lenses, worn for any purpose, require a valid contact lens prescription written by a qualified eye-care professional and cannot be sold to consumers without one.
Find out if you can wear contact lenses. If you are interested in wearing contact lenses, call our office to schedule a consultation with one of our optometrists. Even if you’ve been told you’re not a good candidate for contact lenses because you have some type of condition or for some other reason, we may be able to help you wear contact lenses safely and successfully.
As you start reaching your 40’s you may need to start holding reading material farther from your eyes, this condition is called presbyopia. To help with this condition, bifocal and multifocal contact lenses have been designed to give you good vision at both at close range and at a distance. Bifocal and multifocal contact lenses come in both soft materials and rigid gas permeable (GP) materials. They're also available as hybrid contact lenses, some of which can be worn on a disposable basis. Schedule an appointment with one of our friendly optometrists to find out more.
Oxygen permeable contact lenses also known as gas permeable contact lenses are made of silicone and fluorine containing compounds meaning they will not attract protein nearly as much as other types of contact lenses. These contact lenses are much easier to clean and will last much longer than other lenses. For a lot of patients with high prescriptions or irregular corneas gas permeable contact lenses are the preferred way to go. Be sure to ask our optometrists if gas permeable contact lenses are best for you.
There are many brands of contact lenses, and each brand has unique features that may make it the best one for you. There is no one brand that is best for all wearers. Below are some of the brands we offer at Crescent Heights Optometry.