Why consider them? Contact lenses are more practical in many ways than glasses, as they largely allow you to function as you did before you ever needed eye correction. Your field of vision is much broader compared to glasses. Lost or broken frames will no longer be the calimity they once were. No more dirty lenses, fogging, rain spatters, or sore noses from poorly positioned nose pads.
Perhaps best of all: They provide you with OPTIONS, both in terms of fashion and function.
Difficult to Fit Eyes...No Longer
Most people who are interested in wearing contact lenses are now able. There are more options available today than ever before. Even people who previously were told they were not able to wear contacts because of "hard to fit" features such as keratoconus, astigmatism, dry eyes, giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC), post-refractive surgery (such as LASIK), and presbyopia now have options.
Contact Lens Types
There are two basic types of contact lenses: soft contact lenses and rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. Which type is best for you depends on your prescription, eye heath and shape, tear production, and personal requirements, which will be determined by a comprehensive vision exam.
Recommending one lens type over another for a patient is a rather complicated decision based on the doctor's judgement, experience, and the results of your examination. You do not want to arbitrarily choose one lens type over the other. We are very thorough in this area. Find out more about each lens by following the links to the right...