Contacts

Contact lenses, when used properly, are very convenient and, with the latest advancements in technology, are extremely comfortable.

Most of the time, you will hardly know you are wearing them, though you will certainly notice how clear your vision is.

Contact lenses are small lenses worn, on the surface of the eye, called the cornea, to correct vision. We are happy to discuss the options available for you. Many patients choose contact lenses for their primary vision correction and glasses for back-up or part-time wear.

Contact Lenses

Contact Lens Types

The types of contact lenses available have increased significantly over the past few years. There are contact lenses available for almost everyone. Many patients have been told in the past that they couldn’t wear contacts, or unsuccessfully tried contact lenses.

You owe it to yourself to see what’s new. We carry many options, and promise to do our best in selecting contact lenses that you’ll love wearing. Choose from the following list for a brief look at some of the options available.

Conventional Soft Lenses

Soft lenses are very comfortable and come in a variety of types, depending on the wearer’s needs. Conventional soft lenses are worn during the day, and cleaned and stored at night.

Usually once a week the lenses must be cleaned using an enzymatic cleaner, which removes protein deposits. These lenses can last for a year or more if your prescription stays the same and you take good care of them.

Disposable Soft Lenses

Disposable soft lenses are much more popular than conventional soft lenses. These lenses are worn for a period of time then, of course, thrown away.

The most well-known disposables last for two weeks. There are also one-week and one-day disposables. These are perfect for many patients who were told they couldn’t wear contact lenses because of allergies or mild dry eye conditions.

They have a low cost per lens and are also popular for athletes and hobbyists who don’t necessarily want to wear contact lenses every day.

Tinted Soft Lenses

Next, you have tinted soft lenses, available in conventional, disposable, or frequent replacement types. With tinted soft lenses, you can change your eye color or enhance your eye color for a bold or natural look.

Even if you don’t need corrective lenses, you can use “plano” tinted lenses to change your eye color.

Bifocal Soft Lenses

Recent technology has greatly improved bifocal soft lenses. Many patients past their 40s who need bifocals can now enjoy the comfort and benefits of soft contact lenses.

Toric Soft Lenses Toric lenses are used to correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is a vision condition where an irregularly shaped cornea affects the vision.

In the past, if you had astigmatism, your only options were either glasses or hard gas permeable contact lenses. But toric lenses now offer an alternative. There are several types of toric lenses to choose from.

Extended Wear Soft Lenses

Extended wear lenses are the result of new technology in lens materials that transmit more oxygen to the cornea of the eye. Some of these lens materials can be worn up to 30 days, day and night, without removal.

Extended wear lenses can last one week, two weeks, or one month, depending upon the lens material and your doctor’s recommendations.

Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses

As the name implies, these lenses are hard and gas permeable. If you’ve been told you can’t wear soft lenses, RGP lenses are often a great alternative.

RGP lenses are available in specialized designs to correct just about any vision disorder.

There are a variety of solutions available from many different manufacturers. The important thing to remember is that not every solution is right for every type of contact lens.

Some contact lenses require the use of multipurpose solutions, while others require separate solutions for the four steps in contact lens care: disinfecting, cleaning, rinsing, and enzyming.

Use only the lens solutions that are recommended by your eye doctor. If you wish to change brands, check with our office first. Contact Lens Care Made Easy

Few things affect the quality of your life more than your eyes-never put them at risk. Contact lenses are prescription medical devices.

To make sure your eyes and vision stay healthy while wearing contact lenses, please follow these few guidelines or the instructions recommended by your doctor.

Warning: Ocular complication and/or long-term corneal damage are the consequences of contact lenses that are worn longer than recommended. Oftentimes, your lenses will still feel good even when you are over-wearing them. Do not wear your lenses overnight unless they are approved for extended wear and your doctor has discussed this with you. Overnight wear increases the risk of infection and other complications.

Testimonials

  • "Dr. Love listened closely to me and corrected my eyesight. He was able to prescribe me the perfectt glasses to use at work, which has made all the difference! Also, I have to give a HUGE shout out to Ashley. She helped me find the right frames. Ashely is so knowledgeable about glasses and helped me get the right fit, protective coating, and at antiglare - my eyes have never felt better!! Thank you all :) "

    SE Batch
    Google

    2018

  • "AMAZING. Dr. Love suggested the scleral lens and I LOVE them. I had a recent visit to update my lenses and while I was wearing the trial lens I advised him that he would have to call the authorities to get the lenses back from me. They are that great. They are the only lenses I can use since I do not qualify for lasik surgery. I have a cornea issue and the scleral lens has been a God sent to my vision. Thank you Dr. for recommending these lenses. "

    Elena Rubio
    Google

    June 2018

  • "Great visit, as usual. I can't thank Dr. Love enough for his expertise and guidance. Never have to wait long. Office is clean, and staff is friendly. They were great ordering backup glasses for me in a hurry before my trip. "

    Nick W
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    August 2018

  • "Wonderful team and wonderful Doctor. Really enjoyed the experience, they not only tell you what their findings are but they also teach you and help you understand everything. Dr. Love was super sweet and made me feel very comfortable and it was nice knowing that I can count on him and his team for assistance. I also appreciate Adriana, she was super pleasant and really helped me through the process of insurance coverage and appointment setting to fit my work schedule needs. Highly recommend!"

    Gina Verdon
    Google

    June 2018

  • "Dr Love and his staff are terrific. I have severe astigmatism in one eye, so bad that wearing glasses caused headaches and lasik was not the optimal route. Dr Love suggested I try a sclera lens in their office - BAM! - perfect vision in an eye I've never seen clearly through, ever. Glad we chose Lake Mary Eye Care."

    Ernie Lyon

    September 2017