Contact Lenses

Do you already wear contact lenses or are you considering them? Here are some facts and statistics about contact lens wearers, pointers for safe and successful use of contact lenses, and contact lenses and cosmetics.

Getting started right with your contact lenses involves going to a doctor who provides full-service care. This includes a thorough eye examination, an evaluation of your suitability for contact lens wear, the lenses, necessary lens care kits, individual instructions for wear and care and unlimited follow-up visits over a specified time.

So you want to wear contact lenses. Well, you're not alone. Let’s take a quick look at who is wearing contact lenses today.

  • Over 30 million American wear contact lenses
  • Two-thirds of all contact lens wearers are female
  • Ten percent are age 18 or under EYE Dailies
  • Fifteen percent are between the ages of 18-24
  • Fifty percent are 25 to 44 years old
  • Most contact lens wearers are nearsighted
  • Eighty percent wear daily wear soft lenses
  • Over fifty percent wear 1 to 2 Week disposable lensesEYE BioTrue
  • Fifteen percent wear extended wear soft lenses
  • Fifteen percent wear GP (gas permeable) lenses
  • More than 80 percent of contact lens wearers go to an optometrist for their eye care.
  • More than 97 percent of the practicing doctors of optometry offer contact lens services

Source: Contact Lens Institute, May 2003

 

Reasons To Consider Contact Lenses

  • Contact lenses move with your eye, allow a natural field of view, have no frames to obstruct your vision and greatly reduce distortions.
  • They do not fog up, like glasses, nor do they get splattered by mud or rain.
  • Contact lenses do not get in the way of your activities.
  • Many people feel they look better in contact lenses.
  • Contact lenses, compared to eyeglasses, generally offer better sight.

 

Some Things To Remember About Contact Lenses

  • Contact lenses, when compared with glasses, require a longer initial examination and more follow-up visits to maintain eye health; and more time for lens care.
  • If you are going to wear your lenses successfully, you will have to clean and store them properly; adhere to lens wearing schedules; and make appointments for follow-up care.

 

If you are wearing disposable or planned replacement lenses, you will have to carefully follow the schedule for throwing away used lenses.

We specialize in fitting all types of contact lenses to meet every patient's needs, making sure you are comfortable with the fit and the vision. We provide contacts for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and special lenses for astigmatism or bifocals. Years of experience and a large inventory of contact lens types and powers make us the leading contact lens provider in the area. We offer the new SofLens® Multi-Focal contact lenses, that enable patients with presbyopia to see well at all distances, at all times — even while driving at night or working at a computer. And the Proclear Compatibles® lenses are a comfortable solution for patients who wear their lenses all day long.

All lenses are competitively priced and for your added convenience can be reordered online from our website.

Please check out our contact lens solutions, all priced below wholesale. We make contact lens wearing an enjoyable and safe experience.