In the past, contact lenses may have only been suitable by certain wearers, but modern advancements have made them wearable by virtually everybody. Southwest Vision Center provides comprehensive contact lens fittings- from the first-time wearer to the contact veteran. It’s important to remember however, that all contact lenses, even purely cosmetic ones, are considered medical devices and require a valid prescription. If contact lenses are right for you, your doctor of optometry will provide you with the lenses, lens care kits, individual instructions for wear and care and follow-up visits over a specified time.
Contact lens prescriptions generally expire on a yearly basis, unless otherwise determined by a doctor of optometry. During that year of validity, most patients are able to order one full year supply of contacts. Purchasing an “extended supply” leads to outdated prescriptions and even a neglect to properly update ones prescription. Prescriptions for contact lenses and glasses may be similar but are not interchangeable. Also, different contact lenses often are made from different materials and in different sizes, some of which can be comfortable and healthy for you to wear, while others can lead to discomfort and even eye health problems. A prescription for contact lenses, therefore, involves more than simply knowing the optical power that corrects for nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism.
Our doctors and staff provide the correct fitting, insertion and removal instructions and daily maintenance guidance- everything you need for a safe and satisfactory experience with contact lens wear. We carry the latest in monthly, daily, toric and multi-focal contact lenses with such brands as Acuvue, Biofinity, B&L and more!
The first thing you’ll need to go over is lens design. The type of lens you need will depend on the specific vision problem you’ve been diagnosed with. The options include:
Toric: These lenses are designed for wearers who have an astigmatism, nearsightedness or farsightedness.
Orthokeratology: This type of lens is only worn at night to reshape the cornea during sleep.
Bifocal: These lenses can be customized for what each eye needs, even if they require assistance to see different zones.
Spherical: This is the most typical design and is used to correct nearsightedness or farsightedness.
There are a variety of materials that can be used to create your contact lenses. Doctors can prescribe hard, soft, GP or hybrid lenses depending on your individual needs. The type you choose will determine how long you are able to wear the lenses before needing to clean them and what the disposable schedule will be. Your doctor can also prescribe special lenses for hard-to-fit eyes or other conditions, such as dry eyes.
Contact Us Today
For a personalized fitting and customized lens creation, contact the top eye doctor in Edwardsburg and the surrounding areas. Dr. Jennifer Lambart can evaluate your needs and discuss the various options with you. Call today at (269) 414-4492 or schedule an appointment online here to see the options available to you.