If you’ve decided that you want contact lenses instead of (or alongside) eyeglasses, Best Eyecare Associates is the best place to be. Our optometrist, Dr. Christine Best, can make sure you get the best contacts for your specific needs.
Step One: Contact Lens Exam
The first step in obtaining your contact lenses is undergoing a contact lens exam. This exam not only includes detailed measurements of your irises, corneas, and pupils — it also lets us determine how your ocular health and lifestyle preferences will affect your choice of contacts. For instance, you might have a complex refractive error that requires specialized contacts, or at least rules out soft contacts. Sufferers from giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC) may experience irritation from the proteins that typically stick to soft lenses. Dry eye, the desire to wear contacts for several days at a time, a schedule that doesn’t permit lens cleaning and care — these and other factors all lead us to recommend specific options. Once we understand your eyes’ specific challenges and needs, we can recommend the ideal of contacts for your lifestyle, health and vision prescription.
Many Types of Contacts for Many Types of Eyes
Contacts vary, not only the length of time you can safely wear them, but also in the materials used. Soft contacts do a fine job of correcting uncomplicated mild-to-moderate refractive errors, and they offer superb comfort. Single-use disposable soft contacts can minimize the work you have to put into lens cleaning and maintenance. But if you want to wear contacts for longer periods and you suffer GPC, rigid gas permeable contacts aren’t as bad at collecting irritating proteins. These custom lenses are also the better choice for more difficult refractive errors, including presbyopia. If you want the comfort of soft lenses with the corrective power of rigid gas permeable lenses, we can fit you with hybrid lenses that have a soft outer rim. Hard-to-fit conditions may call for specialized contacts such as:
Scleral contacts – Scleral contacts vault over and past the cornea to rest on the sclera of the eye. This allows them correct for tricky problems such as keratoconus and other corneal disorders. Their ability to hold moisture also makes them a wise choice for conditions related dry eye.
Multifocals – Multifocal contacts lenses can correct more than one distance field simultaneously. They’re the natural choice for presbyopia sufferers who don’t want to wear “readers” or multifocal eyeglasses.
Corneal reshaping therapy lenses – CRT lenses gently and safely reshape your corneal curvature overnight, allowing you to wake up to clear, lens-free vision correction.
Therapeutic contacts – We offer therapeutic contacts that can safely address problems such as corneal irritation and scarring, chemical burns or chronic dry eye.
Schedule Your Contact Lens Exam Today!
Call Best Eyecare Associates at (303) 254-4888 to schedule your contact lens exam today. We’re your comprehensive contact lens headquarters! We look forward to meeting with you!