We offer a wide selection of daily lenses that are perfect for an athlete. Daily lenses offer the healthiest option when it comes to contact lenses. There is no case or lenses to care for, making daily lenses perfect for first time contact lens patients and younger kids. Daily lenses also offer superior comfort throughout the day.
Are you over 40 and still want to wear contacts? You’re probably much more active than your parents were at your age. Biking, jogging, exercising and playing sports are just a few of the activities that today’s 40-somethings routinely enjoy. So it’s no surprise that many people 40 and older prefer contact lenses over glasses for their active lifestyles. Reading glasses used to be the only option available to contact lens wearers who wanted to read a menu or do other everyday tasks that require good near vision.
But today, a number of multifocal contact lens options are available for you to consider. Multifocal contact lenses offer the best of both worlds: no glasses, along with good near and distance vision. Bellaire Optometry is proud to offer a wide range of contact lens options to our patients. Schedule an appointment today to discuss the perfect lens solution for you!
There are many reasons a patient may not be a good contact lens candidate. However too much astigmatism or too high of a prescription is no longer one of them. This specialty contact lenses get their name from the way they lay on the eye. These lenses rest on the sclera (the white part of your eye) and allow the lens to vault over the cornea. The cornea lies between the contact lens and the iris. If the cornea has an abnormal shape, this causes astigmatism.
Soft contact lenses do not work for these patients because the soft lens will simply conform to the abnormal shape of the cornea. However, a scleral lens is made of a more firm material that maintains its own shape and does not conform to the irregular shape of the cornea. Scleral lenses are far more comfortable than traditional soft contact lenses. The lenses are more comfortable because the edges of the lens get tucked underneath your eyelids. If you have been told your prescription is too high or you have too much astigmatism to wear contacts, ask your eye doctor about scleral contact lenses.
Extended wear contact lenses are for patients that enjoy the vision their contacts provide 24-7. Extended wear soft contact lenses are designed to be worn continuously; day and night. Extended wear contact lenses allow a greater amount of oxygen to reach your cornea even while you’re sleeping, so the lenses can be worn overnight.