More than half of all Americans need corrective lenses to see clearly. Many people wear eyeglasses, but if you don’t want to wear glasses to see better, contact lenses are a popular option. Sophia Barnes, OD, and the team at Vision Corner in Houston, Texas, offer comprehensive contact lens exams. Find the right contact lenses for your prescription and your lifestyle with a personalized contact lens fitting. Book online or call Vision Corner for your appointment today.
Contacts are thin, clear lenses that rest on the moist tear film on the surface of your eye. Contact lenses are medical devices made from flexible plastic that improve your vision, and they’re a popular alternative to traditional eyeglasses.
Two common eye conditions that affect vision are myopia and hyperopia. If you have myopia, you can’t see things at a distance, and if you have hyperopia, objects up close are blurry. Contact lenses can correct these common vision issues without the need for eyeglasses.
The Vision Corner team is trained in fitting all family members who are eligible for contact lenses. Contacts should be comfortable when you’re wearing them, and the type of lenses and the prescription that’s right for you depends on your eye health.
Contact lens fittings are generally more involved than a standard eye exam. The team at Vision Corner specializes in contact lens exams for adults and teens of all ages.
Whether you’ve worn contacts before or you’ve never tried them, the team helps you find comfortable lenses for your eyes.
During your contact lens exam, the eye doctor assesses your eye health and determines your prescription. Certain eye conditions, like astigmatism, can affect the way contacts sit on your eyes, and conditions like these are taken into account during your contact lens exam.
When you start wearing contact lenses, you’ll come back to the office for the team to evaluate how the lenses fit on your eyes. Your doctor works with you to help you find the right type of contacts for your needs.
Vision Corner specializes in helping you find the contact lenses that are right for your eyes and your lifestyle. The team offers a large selection of one day and monthly contact lenses.
Many patients choose one-day lenses because they can wear a fresh pair of contacts every day, and the lenses don’t need to be stored in contact solution overnight.
Contact lenses come in a variety of types for different eye prescriptions. Single vision contact lenses are a good option for people who only need vision correction at a distance or up close. If you need corrective lenses for distance and near vision, bifocal contact lenses could be right for you.
You may need specialty contact lenses if you have an eye condition such as astigmatism, myopia, or keratoconus, for comfort reasons, or because of your prescription.
Soft lenses are made of more pliable material and conform to your eye, allowing oxygen to pass to the cornea. Rigid lenses, or GP (gas permeable) lenses, provide clearer vision but aren’t as comfortable and only cover 70-80% of the cornea. Hybrid lenses are a combination of soft and rigid lenses, providing comfort as well as clearer vision.
Scleral lenses are an option when soft, rigid, and hybrid lenses fail to provide clear vision. These are most commonly used for patients with irregular corneas, dry eyes, or hard-to-fit eyes.
Contact lenses give you sharp vision and freedom from eyeglasses. Find the contacts that are right for you with help from the experts at Vision Corner. Call the office to speak to a friendly team member or book a contact lens exam online today.
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