You Might Not Need Glasses to See Clearly
When you wear contacts, you can stop worrying about breaking your glasses during sports and activities. You can also enjoy special events without feeling hidden behind your eyewear. Whether you want to take a break from your glasses or break up with them entirely, our team can help you find lenses that meet your needs.
What Happens During My Contact Lens Exam?
Your contact lens exam gives us the data we need to find you comfortable and effective lens options. It includes everything we do during a regular eye exam, plus a few other questions to help us understand what lenses would be best for your needs and lifestyle.
Some of the questions we’ll answer during your contact lens exam include:
- Would you be more comfortable using daily disposable or extended wear lenses?
- What type of contact lens would be best for your eyes?
- Do you have conditions that could prevent you from using specific lenses, such as dry eyes or astigmatism?
- Do you have specific vision problems that require specialty lenses, such as presbyopia?
We’ll also take several measurements of your eyes, paying careful attention to:
What Happens After the Tests?
We’ll use the information from our tests and measurements to match you with a pair of trial lenses. If they match you, we’ll order a supply and show you how to care for them. We’ll also book you in for some follow-up appointments to make sure your new lenses remain effective once your eyes finish adjusting to them.
What Kind of Lenses Are There?
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contacts are a popular choice with many people, who consider them safe, affordable, and easy to use. The silicone hydrogel used to produce these lenses lets oxygen permeate the surface and supply the eye with vital nutrients.
Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses
Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) lenses are more durable than soft contacts, but they might be harder for your eyes to adjust to them. These lenses are made from silicone compounds that retain their shape in front of your eye while you wear them and are often used to correct vision problems caused by irregularly shaped corneas (like astigmatism).
RGP lenses might get lost more easily than soft contacts during sports or activities, so they might not be right for everyone. If we think these lenses might be best for you, we’ll let you know after your contact lens exam.
Specialty Contact Lenses
Certain contact lenses also have special shapes or other features, including:
- Aspheric: these lenses aren’t as thick or round as common spherical contacts. We often recommend them for correcting mild cases of astigmatism.
- Toric: these lenses carry different prescriptions on their horizontal and vertical planes, which can compensate for refractive problems in different areas of the eye. Toric lenses may be useful for correcting more serious cases of astigmatism than aspheric lenses.
- Multifocal: a gradient cut into the surface of these lenses contains multiple prescriptions, which the viewer can switch between by changing their eye line. Multifocal lenses are often useful for correcting cases of presbyopia.
Proclear by CooperVision are a line of daily-disposable contact lenses with options available for nearly every corrective lens prescription need, including options for astigmatism. They feature Phosphorylcholine, a material that attracts water and encourages healthy eye hydration.