Contact Lenses at Lake Mary Eye Care
90 Day Guaranteed Contact Lens Success Program
We offer a 90 Day Guaranteed Contact Lens Success Program. If determined to be a good candidate for contact lenses, we will fit you on the same day with a soft contact lens. Once the lenses are fit and vision is good, we will provide sample contact lenses, sample contact lens solution if necessary (daily disposable contact lenses do not require contact lens solution) and anything else necessary to get started. For new wearers, we will teach you how to insert and remove your contact lenses. At the end of the visit, you will be provided with a copy of your contact lens prescription.
Free Contact Lens In-Office Trial
If someone is interested in contact lenses but not sure if they will like it, we will be happy to provide you with a free in-office trial. We will help fit the contact lens on you and let you see it, touch it, feel it so that you can make a good decision if you would like to proceed with contact lenses.
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 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 contact 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. 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.
Few things affect the quality of your life more than your eyes-never put them at risk. Contact lenses are medical devices that need to be fit by an eye care specialist and monitored as directed by the prescribing 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.
Insurance and Payment Plan Information
We accept most major insurance plans including Medicare and, if needed, we also provide a payment plan option called Care Credit. Care Credit provides a no-interest payment plan if paid in full within 6 or 12 months. Care credit can be used to pay for services and/or products such as glasses or contact lenses. You can enroll online at carecredit.com
It's always a pleasure to visit this office. I was able to walk in today to order a pair of prescription sunglasses, and got my computer glasses fixed (mechanic issue) . Ashley (the lady help fit glasses) is always very patient and considerate. Highly recommended!Yang Li
I recently visited the office of Dr. Love and was VERY impressed. The staff was friendly and helpful and Dr. Love was both professional and knowledgable. I could not help but notice the cleanliness of the office. They sprayed my hands when I entered, and checked my temperature. All of the staff were wearing masks. Every piece of equipment was spotless and was meticulously cleaned between patients. I could not have had a better experience with this office full of wonderful, caring individuals.Mary Rose
The staff is great and helpful. Dr. Love listened to my requests and gave me the best plan for my eye care. I can't say enough, however, about Ashley. She is always prepared for my visit and has great frame options for me in my favorite color. They always fit my face perfectly. She is AMAZING!Kelli Boyer
As always from the moment you walk in you are greeted with a smile. Everyone you come in to contact with here are very professional and friendly making it a pleasant experience. I have recommended this facility and will continue to do so. Very caring environment.Linda Goodall