At A New Vision, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist in Beaverton. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, Dr. Rose Stone will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Stone determines what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our Beaverton optometrist, call 503-646-8592 today.
After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Stone works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at 503-646-8592 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Call us at 503-646-8592 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.
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...