Northgate Eye Center OD, PA in Cameron 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 sun-wear 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.
Lisa A. Parke, O.D. can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. 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.
Novelty Contact Lenses
We feature eyedia® clearcolor noevelty lenses and carry them for your special event needs. These are the only novelty lenses recommended by your doctor and that are FDA APPROVED. Many are just FDA “cleared”. Don’t be a guinea pig and end up with a potential eye related issue. We can even put them in your current contact prescription and they are designed for up to 3 months of use.
- eyedia® clearcolor brand contact lenses offer something for everyone; from subtle color enhancements to striking new looks.
- Our lenses are manufactured with classic polymacon material which is still widely recognized for its strong, dependable performance across all environments.
- Wearer benefits include optimum movement and handling, enhanced comfort and beautiful eyes.
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.
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In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses.
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.
Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are comparable to GP lenses.
Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Schedule an appointment for an assessment and advice at Northgate Eye Center OD, PA in Cameron, and we will be in touch with you shortly.
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