Contact Lens Exams

Robertsdale Eye Care offers many options for contact lenses.

There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunglasses and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.

Our doctor can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.

 

Soft Lenses

These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.

 

Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses

Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.

 

Multifocal Lenses

Multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction like a pair of bifocal glasses. It is important to understand that soft multifocal contact lenses create a small sacrifice in clarity due to the design of how they work. If you already know you have a “Type A” personality and require totally crisp vision, this may not be the best option for you. Multifocal contact lenses are best suited for the individual who is happy to function without having to wear reading glasses, but understands vision will not be “perfect”.

 

Color Contact Lenses

Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes. Just remember, you cannot sleep in your colored contact lenses!

 

Children's Vision 

The American Optometric Association recommends eye examinations for all children at six months of age, three years of age, five years of age, and every year after!  Dr. Ott has two children of her own, so she can help navigate your child through their eye exam in a fun, "non-scary" way.