Reading an eye chart mounted or projected on a wall is a standard part of every visit to the optometrist today, but it wasn't always that way. Centuries ago, practitioners struggled to measure vis ...View Article
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We specialize in contact lens fitting.
If you are considering wearing contact lenses for the first time, or if you are interested in changing the type, design or color of your current lenses, here are some facts that will inform you about the technology available today in contact lens wear.
These are made of water absorbing plastic which allows oxygen to pass through to nourish the eye. Soft lenses are comfortable and easily maintained, but do not correct all vision problems and may not provide the sharpest vision correction available in contact lenses. Soft Lenses are available in both daily wear or extended wear which can be worn up to seven days.
RGP lenses are also made of plastic that allows oxygen to pass through. RGP lenses offer sharp vision, greater durability than Soft Lenses , and can correct most vision problems. There may be a longer adjustment time when you are first fit with RGP lenses. These lenses are also available in daily or extended wear.
Disposable Lenses are soft lenses that can be worn continuously for a week and then discarded or removed nightly and disposed of after two weeks. These convenient lenses do not require the amount of cleaning and care that other lenses do. They do not correct all types of vision problems but are available for astigmatism correction..
Other specialty lenses such as opaque colored lenses and custom size and type contact lenses can be fit by Dr. McDonald.
Dr. McDonald is skilled in fitting several types of bifocal or multifocal contact lenses. The doctor can fit either disposable soft lenses or gas permeable lenses, depending on your prescription and needs. Bifocal or multifocal contact lenses correct for presbyopia-the loss of near focusing that typically occurs after age 40. The lenses can eliminate or decrease the need for reading glasses worn over distance contact lenses.