Contact Lens Fitting
Contact Lens Fitting at Riverside Eye Center
Riverside Eye Center offers many modalities of contact lens fits. Ranging from soft contact lenses to specialty contacts, our doctors provide thorough evaluation and care throughout the fitting process. More and more individuals are turning to contact lenses to bring their vision into focus. In addition, contact lenses provide a safe and effective way to provide clear vision without the fogging that results while wearing glasses with a face mask. Over the years, contact lens technology has increased exponentially. At Riverside, we are pleased to share the most versatile lenses on the market, that not only increase your visual potential, but also provide the healthiest environment for your eyes. Read below to learn more about the different types of contact lenses we have to offer.
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses provide great vision and comfort for those individuals who have common refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. Since their introduction in 1971, soft contact lenses have advanced throughout time providing optimal vision and ocular health.
The three modalities of soft contact lenses available are dailies, bi-weekly and monthly disposable contacts. Of these modalities, options for astigmatism correction, also known as a toric lens, and reading correction, also known as a multifocal and monovision lens are available.
Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses
Much like a soft lens, RGP lenses can be used to correct most forms of refractive error, including larger amounts of astigmatism, that is not available through a soft contact lens fit. RGP lenses also come in multifocal options and can be used with great success to treat corneal disorders such as Keratoconus.
Specialty Contact Lenses
Riverside Eye Center provides specialty fits for a variety of reasons.
- When damage is suffered to the cornea through injury, such as an abrasion, a Bandage Contact Lens can be utilized to allow for proper healing and comfort.
- Orthokeratology Lens are approved for overnight wear. This RGP lens acts to reshape the cornea in order to achieve clear vision upon awakening.
- Medically necessary lenses, including Scleral Lenses, may provide dramatic improvement in visual acuity that otherwise can not be achieved through soft contact lenses and RGP lenses. Disorders of the eye that scleral lenses can be used for include Keratoconus, corneal transplant, Dry Eye, trauma-damaged corneas, scarring from previous eye infection.
Whether you are new to contacts and looking to try them for the first time, or a current wearer who needs an updated fit, our doctors and staff are ready to help. The doctors will meet you for an initial visit to discuss the best lens options for your eyes. And our trained technicians are available to perform training classes for the insertion and removal of contact lenses. Schedule your contact lens fitting appointment today!
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