Greensboro Contact Lens Fittings
We want you to enjoy all the benefits of clear vision with contact lenses. Convenient and comfortable, many people prefer contact lenses to eyeglasses. At our Greensboro contact lens center, we’ll ensure that your contact lenses provide optimal vision and healthy eyes. Our Greensboro eye doctors will perform a contact lens eye exam and be fitting to recommend the ideal contact lenses. No vision condition is too hard-to-fit for our Greensboro optometrists.
Sharp and comfortable vision begins with a thorough eye exam. We use cutting-edge technology in our contact lens center, so you’ll receive a precise and accurate prescription for contact lenses.
Hard-to-Fit Contact Lenses
If you are diagnosed with a vision condition that makes you hard-to-fit with contact lenses, our Greensboro Optometrist will fit you with the perfect specialty lenses. When standard contact lenses aren’t sufficient, we may recommend bifocals, multifocal or toric lenses. We stock an extensive selection of premium, brand-name contact lenses, with a range of types, such as daily disposables, monthly lenses, colored contacts and more!
Types of Contact Lenses
We believe in keeping our patients educated and informed about all of their contact lens options. Here is a basic outline of the features, and pros and cons of different types of lenses.
Soft contact lenses are by far the most popular type worn in the United States. Immediately comfortable upon insertion, they work well for many vision prescriptions and eye conditions. Soft contacts are flexible, allowing them to conform to the shape of your eyeball and stay in place easily – even if you have an active lifestyle. They are often prescribed for people with nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. We carry many brands of soft contact lenses in our Greensboro eye care center.
Soft contact lenses are available in the following versions:
- Disposable: worn during the day and discarded before bedtime. The main advantage of these lenses is that they never need rinsing or disinfecting. They are available in weekly and monthly versions too. Disposable contacts are generally the costliest lenses, yet keep in mind that there’s no need to buy disinfecting solutions. They are ideal for people who don’t wear contact lenses every day.
- Daily wear: worn throughout the day and removed at bedtime, dailies are typically the least costly type. However, they must be rinsed and disinfected overnight. Each manufacturer sets the lifespan of the particular contact lenses.
- Extended wear: you can keep these lenses in your eyes while you sleep. They are generally worn for a week at a time and must be sterilized each week. This method of overnight wearing carries an increased risk of eye infection.
Hard Contact Lenses
Individuals who did not experience comfortable, clear eyesight with soft lenses are often attracted to try hard contact lenses. Also termed rigid, gas permeable lenses (GP), they give sharp vision for many hard-to-fit conditions.
Gas permeable lenses are highly breathable, which lowers the occurrence of eye infections. Most types must be sterilized nightly. There is also an adaptation period of about one week until your hard lenses feel comfortable. When maintained properly, each pair can last a few years.
Specialized Contact Lenses
There’s a pair of contact lenses for everyone! Whether you have presbyopia, astigmatism, keratoconus, or color blindness, our Greensboro optometrists will fit you with the best contact lenses to correct your vision condition.
Greensboro Eye Care for Contact Lenses
When we provide you with your prescription for contact lenses, we’ll also instruct you on the best insertion, hygiene, and handling practices. If you have any questions about your contacts, we want to hear them! We’ll answer you patiently, and we won’t send you home with your new lenses until you’re informed and ready.
Follow-up eye exams are important for checking your eye health and the fit of your contact lenses. Over the long-term, we advise our patients to return for regular check-ups. If your eyes are irritated at all from your contacts, please call immediately to schedule an appointment.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a contact lens newbie or a long-time pro with new vision requirements, our Greensboro eye doctors will provide you with all that you need for wearing contact lenses! If you have a current prescription, we welcome you to replenish your supply of contacts from our Greensboro optical store.