We specialize in contact lenses including custom designs for hard to fit conditions such as astigmatism, bifocals and keratoconus.
We carry contact lenses in the following brands:
- Alcon (Air Optix, Dailies, Night & Days, Freshlook Colorblends, etc.)
- Cooper Vision (Biofinity, Proclear, Frequency, Biomedics, Preference, Encore Premium, etc.)
- Bausch & Lomb (Soflens, PureVision, 1-Day, etc.)
- Vistakon (All Acuvue lines)
- Hydrogel (Extreme H2O, Clarity H2O, etc.)
- Duffens (Boston, Fluroperm, Envision, etc.)
- Paragon CRT
- SpecialEyes (custom contact lenses)
- Scleral Contact Lenses
It is important to remember that contact lenses are prescription medical devices. Various brands are designed and manufactured differently.
We start by assessing your personal and medical needs that include:
- Comfort requirements
- Personal lifestyle
- Age requirements
- Tear production
Are you a first time contact lens wearer? Not sure whether contact lenses are right for you?
Then try our No Risk Contact Lens Care and Wear Program. Try contact lenses in our office before you buy them. Lenses are inserted and removed by the Contact Lens Technician on the day of the exam.*
If you decide to keep them, we will teach you how to properly care for them and wear your new lenses to maximize vision and minimize potential risks.
* Fee for doctors services are not included in the program.
The fee for contact lens fitting/evaluation will be determined by the doctor day of exam.
Watch this video below for a quick demonstration of how to put in contact lenses
A yearly contact lens evaluation is provided for previous contact lens wears. We evaluate your continuing corneal health and current contact lenses, as well as making any adjustments necessary to your contact lens prescription and/or brand.
Corneal Refractive Therapy
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) is the newest advancement in refractive therapy options. CRT allows you to see clearly during the day without glasses or contact lenses. Specially designed therapeutic lenses gently reshape the front surface of your eye while you sleep.
Imagine great vision all day without contacts, glasses or surgery. No more problems from dust, allergies, or dryness. CRT has also been shown to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children and teenagers.
Previously, if you were nearsighted and wanted to see clearly during the day, your options were glasses, contacts, or laser surgery. CRT offers a new non-surgical solution. No more worry about broken frames or torn contact lenses. Additionally, while LASIK has been approved only for those over 18 years of age, CRT is ideal for our younger patients who are active in sports and do not like the hassle of glasses or contacts.
For more information on Corneal Refractive Therapy, call today to schedule your FREE CRT consultation or visit www.paragoncrt.com.
Scleral Contact Lenses
Many optometrists recommend scleral contact lenses for a variety of hard-to-fit eyes, including eyes with keratoconus. Scleral contacts are large-diameter gas permeable contact lenses specially designed to vault over the entire corneal surface and rest on the “white” of the eye (sclera). In doing so, scleral lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a perfectly smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by keratoconus and other corneal irregularities. Also, the space between the cornea and the back surface of a scleral lens acts as a fluid reservoir to provide comfort for people with severe dry eyes who otherwise could not tolerate contact lens wear.
Because scleral lenses are designed to vault the corneal surface and rest on the less sensitive surface of the sclera, these lenses often are more comfortable than traditional corneal gas permeable lenses. Also, scleral lenses are designed to fit with little or no lens movement during blinks, making them more stable on the eye.
What to Expect with Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contact lenses are custom-made for each wearer, so fitting scleral contacts demands greater expertise and more time than fitting standard soft or GP contact lenses.
Often, computerized maps of the curvature of the entire cornea are generated to facilitate the lens fitting, and several trial lenses of different sizes and curvatures may be applied to the eye during the fitting process. Also, depending on the complexity of the problem and how the individual eye tolerates the scleral lens, adjustments of lens parameters may be needed, which will require additional lenses to be made and exchanged. The entire scleral lens fitting process can take several visits to determine the optimal lens for each eye. Scleral contact lenses can cost significantly more than standard contacts. In some cases, vision insurance may reduce the cost of your lenses and/or fitting fee. In other instances, contacting your medical insurance provider and inquiring what steps are necessary to obtain coverage can be helpful. Ask our office for coverage details specific to you.