Our eyes are as unique as our personalities, so everyone has different visual and ocular health needs. That is why there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to contact lenses, and not every style of contact lens is suitable for everyone. Comprehensive eye exams, contact lens exams, and contact lens fittings each play an essential role when it comes to finding the ideal contact lenses to meet your expectations.
Improperly fitted contact lenses are a safety hazard. Not only can ill-fitting contact lenses compromise the clarity of your vision and create discomfort, they can also cause serious damage to your corneas.
Are you considering contact lenses?
Finding the right contact lenses to suit your optical needs involves three steps: an exam, fitting, and trial period.
During your contact lens exam, we will ensure your medical and ocular history are up to date. We will then examine your eyes to determine if you have any eye conditions that could impact your ability to wear contact lenses. If contact lenses are a suitable option for you, we will then verify your contact lens prescription.
Your contact lens prescription is not the same as your eyeglasses prescription.
Once we know you are a good candidate for contact lenses, we will measure your eyes. Accurate measurements allow us to ensure that the contact lenses we give you are suitable based on the size and shape of your eyes.
Contact lenses come in a variety of curvatures and diameters, so finding the right style for you is essential for clear vision and keeping your eyes healthy and comfortable.
Once we determine which style and type of contact lenses best suits your eyes, we will send you home with a trial pair of your contact lens prescription. This gives you the opportunity to test the lenses, ensuring they are comfortable and your vision remains clear.
Once you have had time to try out your trial pair, we will meet with you again to determine if you are satisfied with your contact lenses and see that your eyes are adapting properly. At this time we will provide you with a copy of your contact lens prescription as well as order a supply of lenses for you.
If the trial pair doesn’t meet the high standards you have come to expect from us, we will try a different style, brand, or power of contact lenses until we find the ones that offer you clear, comfortable vision.
Style Optique offers a variety of specialty contact lenses. These include:
Scleral contact lenses are made with a rigid, gas permeable material that covers the entire cornea as well as part of the white of your eye (the sclera). These lenses are typically prescribed to individuals with irregular corneas, such as those with astigmatism, or keratoconus. If you have recently undergone a corneal transplant, your optometrist may provide you with a scleral lens to act as a bandage for your cornea while it heals.
Multifocal contact lenses offer two or more prescriptions on the same lens. Multifocal contact lenses are typically prescribed to individuals with presbyopia. This is a common condition that occurs as we age, affecting our ability to focus on near objects. Multifocal contact lenses work similarly to multifocal eyeglasses, allowing you to see distantly and up close without changing your eyewear.
The average American spends 11 hours per day using digital devices, and many patients over 40 find that monovision and multifocal contact lenses are no longer able to sufficiently correct their vision while they are using a screen. Many even resort to wearing computer glasses over their contact lenses. To help improve your vision Style Optique is proud to offer a fitting method which can provide you with clear, crisp computer vision with much less dependency on glasses. Schedule a fitting today.
Toric contact lenses are specially designed for individuals with astigmatism. Unlike standard spherical contact lenses, which feature only one prescription, toric contact lenses have different prescriptions along the vertical and horizontal axes. This means that the contact lenses must be orientated in a particular way to prevent them from rotating throughout the day, in order to provide you with clear vision.
Are you considering contact lenses? Request your contact lens exam and fitting.