There are approximately 45 million people in the USA that wear contact lenses and the number is growing. People like to have an alternative to wearing eyeglasses: a change of appearance, convenience, the ability to change the appearance of their natural eye color or just not having to worry about losing their glasses. For those with astigmatism or a high prescription, contact lenses may give you a more enhanced vision correction than with eyeglasses.
Contact lenses can be incredibly useful and can fit every need and lifestyle. If you would like to find out if you’re a candidate for contact lenses, Dr. Fox or Dr. Hill can give you a complete eye exam and determine what will work best for you!
Contact Lens Services and Options
Soft lenses are more comfortable to wear and are ideal for sports as they fit closer to the eye and are harder to dislodge. These types of lenses need to be replaced more often depending on the type you choose.
Disposable lenses are thrown away at the end of the day. No need for daily cleaning and you can carry spares with you.
Rigid GP Contact Lenses
These types of lenses can provide a sharper vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft lenses but require consistent wear and regular cleaning.
Colored Contact Lenses
Colored contacts are highly desirable to change your eye color completely. There are fun colors for dark or light eyes.
Silicone Hydrogel Lenses
Are soft contact lenses that have a high oxygen permeability which are similar to the GP (Gas-permeable) lenses.
These lenses are soft contact lenses that have a high oxygen permeability which are similar to the GP (Gas-permeable) lenses.
Dr. Fox or Dr. Hill will examine your eyes to find the right prescription for you. He will also give you the pros and cons based on your vision and eye-care habits. No matter if you wear contacts or eyeglasses, we recommend you maintain an annual eye exam to help assure the continued good health of your eyes.
Contact the Family Medical Eye Center at (530) 241-6550 to schedule your eye appointment.