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Contact Lenses

Front Range Eye Health Center in Louisville offers many options for contact lenses.

There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.

Our doctors can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.

Soft Lenses

These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.

Rigid Gas-Permeable (RGP) Lenses

Made of moderately flexible plastics, RGP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.  Aside from routine eyes, RGP lenses are often the best option in eyes that have been injured, diseased or that have undergone surgery.

Hybrid Lenses

A relatively new option in contact lenses is the hybrid lens.  This is a lens that incorporates the vision correcting ability of an RGP lens surrounded by a soft lens skirt which aids in lens stabilization and comfort.

Multifocal Lenses

In both soft and RGP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses.

Color Contact Lenses

Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes.

Silicone Hydrogels

Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are great in our dry climate.

Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Request an appointment for an assessment and advice at Front Range Eye Health Center in Louisville, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

Almost all of our patients purchase their contacts through our office.  If you were considering buying your lenses from an outside source, here are some reasons why it makes sense to purchase them here.  Contact Lenses: Why Get Them From Us

 

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