When scheduling an appointment for your eye exam with Altitude Optometry, make sure to notify the office that you would like contact lenses. Informing the office will allow the team to block off the appropriate amount of time for this type of visit.
For patient’s new to contact lenses, a contact lens exam differs from that of a regular eye exam. During a contact lens exam the eye doctor will measure the surface of your eyes and evaluate your tear production. The contact lens exam is tailored to prove if the patient’s eyes are capable of wearing contacts and if so, which brand will work best.
Your visit will include a comprehensive eye exam, contact lens fitting and teaching you proper insertion, removal and care techniques for the contact lenses.
Contact lenses are available in many brands with different usage times and specialties. As mentioned, only an eye exam can determine which brand is right for you and the prescription that you need.
In addition to the correct prescription, contact lenses require cleanliness and discipline. So your eye doctor will discuss with you, your routine and the frequency in which you intend to use the contacts.
There are various types of contact lenses. The list includes colored lenses, daily/single use contacts that get disposed of at the end of the day and long term usage with varying disposal times. The type of lenses you get will be dependent on the results of your contact lens exam and your preference.
There is no need to worry about which to choose at this moment as this is a discussion to have with your eye doctor during your visit.
Whether you are new to contact lenses or an experienced contact lens wearer it is imperative that you keep up with your yearly eye exam. At your routine eye exams your eye doctor will evaluate your eye health in regards to the contact lenses you are currently wearing and make recommendations if needed.
When you schedule your appointment, let the office know if you plan to use your vision insurance to help cover expenses. Some plans may cover either a portion or all of your contact lens exam along with a supply of contact lenses.
Nowadays, most people prefer to wear contacts instead of glasses. If you are interested in contact lenses, please let your eye doctor know prior to your appointment. During your exam, we will discuss the various contact lenses available and determine the best option based on your individual needs and lifestyle.request an appointment
Hard To Fit Contact Lenses
Do you find wearing contact lenses impossible? Are your regular contacts painful or constantly uncomfortable? You are not alone. Due to a variety of factors such as individual eye shape, specific conditions, impairments, or the aftermath of surgery, some patients are considered to have more difficulty wearing contacts than others.request an appointment
MiSight 1 Day Myopia Control
Kids lead active, jam-packed lives. But whether they’re playing pretend, riding bikes with their friends, or learning new things at school, myopia (nearsightedness) can make it harder for them to engage in the activities they love. And as they grow, their prescription may get stronger too.
Fortunately, your age-appropriate children may benefit from an innovative technology to help slow down the progression of their myopia1*: MiSight® 1 day contact lenses from CooperVision. MiSight 1 day contact lenses with ActivControl® Technology not only correct nearsightedness – they’re also the first soft contact lenses proven to slow the progression of myopia in children in children aged 8-12 at initiation of treatment.*1 When wearing MiSight 1 day contact lenses, your age-appropriate child can experience clear vision, freedom from glasses and continue to enjoy the activities they love.request an appointment
CRT lenses are worn overnight and treat nearsightedness while your child sleeps. In the morning they remove the lenses for clear vision that lasts all day!
Schedule an appointment with a certified Paragon CRT® eye doctor today to start your child’s journey to a better quality of life.
MultiFocal and Bifocal Contact Lenses
Multifocal lenses allow for more than one prescription in a single lens. Frequently this is found in lenses with zones for distance vision and reading or near vision. While this might conjure images of growing older, multifocal lenses aren’t just for grandparents. There are several reasons why younger patients, even children, can benefit from these types of lenses.
Bifocal lenses have been the most common kind of multifocal lenses since Benjamin Franklin invented them over 200 years ago. Like other multifocal lenses, these typically have zones for near and distance vision, so the wearer can comfortably see things far away and still read words up close, with a distinct line delineating the two zones. Trifocals are similar to bifocals but include an area between the near and distance portions to see things at intermediate distances, such as arm’s length away.
Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
Toric contact lenses are soft lenses used for people who suffer from any form of astigmatism. Fitting them is not much different than fitting regular contact lenses. It just requires a few measurements at a pre-fitting examination.
Monovision Contact Lenses
Monovision lenses are not for most people, especially those who need to have perfect vision all of the time. Drivers and other people who rely on their vision are not good candidates for monovision contact lenses. Even with the correct prescription and fit, they take some adjusting before you can see clearly.
Disposable Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are typically the best option for most people. They allow the eye to breath and receive moisture, so they are very helpful for people suffering from dry eye. Soft contact lenses are disposable, so you can change them when needed to keep your eyes healthy.