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Laser vision correction is available for both nearsighted and farsighted patients. An ophthalmologist will perform this surgery. Often, they will work in conjunction with an optometrist for pre and post care. Our practice can provide more information regarding the benefits and risks of laser vision correction.
Contact lenses can be worn most of the day and some may even sleep in them. Although you have the convenience of not needing your glasses to see, a pair of glasses should be available for use. Sometimes, you may not feel like wearing your lenses. But, there are other reasons for having a pair of glasses. For example: if you tear a lens, have allergies that affect your ability to wear lenses, or if you lose a lens. Glasses are also a fashion accessory.
Disposable contact lenses are soft contact lenses. In other words, you will need to replace them frequently. The manufacturer and your eye care professional will determine the recommended wearing time. The benefit of replacing contact lenses on a frequent basis is to prevent discomfort, dryness, and blurred vision. Additionally, allergic reactions can result from a buildup of protein and lipid deposits on the lenses. Our practice can provide the options and help you in choosing the appropriate frequency for you.
Colored contact lenses are available in various colors and shades. There are lenses available to enhance a light eye. In addition, there are lenses that will change a brown eye to blue, green, violet, hazel and many other colors. They work and they are fun.
Special bifocal contact lenses are available in both soft and hard lenses. Several manufacturers have recently introduced disposable bifocal contact lenses. As an alternative, your eye care professional may choose to fit you with a system called monovision. This is where one eye is fit with a distant lens and the other with a reading lens.
Lenses that correct astigmatism are available in both soft and hard lenses. Additionally, they are now available in a disposable wearing schedule.
There are many choices available in lens cleaning and disinfecting. A popular choice is a one-bottle solution. This is used to rinse, clean, disinfect, and remove protein.