Vision Correction Without Glasses
Maybe you want to take a short break from your glasses or stop wearing them entirely. Either way, our eye doctors are ready to help you find lenses that let you look out at the world—no glasses required.
What Are Contact Lens Exams?
If you want contact lenses, a contact lens exam is the first step. These exams are just like standard eye exams but with a few additional questions about your needs and preferences.
We discuss the following topics during contact lens exams:
- How often you’ll need to change your lenses (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.).
- The best types of contact lenses (soft, RGP, etc.) for your eyes.
- Conditions like dry eyes or astigmatism that could prevent you from wearing specific lenses.
- Vision problems that specific lenses could help correct (such as multifocal lenses for people with presbyopia).
After the Exam
When the exam is finished, we’ll measure the following factors to help match you with comfortable and effective lenses:
- The size of your pupil
- The size of your iris
- The curvature of your cornea
- The stability of your tear film
Next, we’ll send you home with a pair of trial lenses. If you enjoy them, we’ll order you a larger supply, provide care instructions for them, and set follow-up appointments to make sure they keep working as planned.
Contact Lens Types
Soft Contact Lenses
Rigid Gas-Permeable Lenses
Rigid gas-permeable lenses (RGP) are made from solid silicone materials that cover the cornea with a smooth surface. They’re often used to correct refractive errors like astigmatism, which occur when the shape of the eye is atypical.
RGP lenses tend to offer better durability than soft contacts, but they may also come loose more easily. Not everyone finds them comfortable to wear, either. Ask your eye doctor if they recommend RGP lenses for you during your contact lens exam.
Specialty Contact Lenses
Some people require lenses with specific shapes or properties, such as:
- Aspheric: We often suggest these lenses for people with low astigmatism, but aspheric lenses can improve vision by correcting refractive errors.
- Toric: These lenses are heavier at the bottom to prevent them from sliding while you wear them and contain different prescriptions on both their horizontal and vertical axes. We usually recommend toric lenses in cases of moderate to severe astigmatism.
Multifocal: These lenses have a range of prescriptions at different places on their surface, letting you focus at multiple distances changing where you look. We usually suggest multifocal lenses for those with presbyopia.
All Clariti 1-Day lenses feature high water content — a key feature for comfort. AquaGen™ technology makes it possible. The AquaGen™ process creates a lens that naturally attracts and binds water molecules to the lens surface, so your eyes can stay moist and comfortable throughout your day.
Proclear by CooperVision are a line of daily-disposable contact lenses with options available for nearly every corrective lens prescription need, including options for astigmatism. They feature Phosphorylcholine, a material that attracts water and encourages healthy eye hydration.
Come See Us in Person
Hours of Operation
- Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
- Sunday: Closed