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At the Eye Care Center, we carry a number of different types of contact lenses. The right lens for your eyes depends on your need for vision correction, the shape of your eyes and even the type of work you do. There is no one-size-fits-all contact lens. It all begins with a special contact lens eye examination.
You'll begin your contact lens exam exactly like you would if you wear eyeglasses, with a vision check using a device called a phoropter. Our eye doctor will determine your vision prescription, then move on to specialized contact lens tests. He'll measure the size of your eye, both the height and width, then use a special device to measure the amount of curvature in your eyeball. You new contact lens has to sit directly on your eyeball in order to give you the best vision correction, so these measurements are crucial. Once we know what size contact lenses you need, you'll consult with our Mooresville optometrist to find out what type of lenses are right for you.
Our doctor will ask you a series of questions about your workplace, your lifestyle and your habits. He'll use this information to narrow down the choices, but the ultimate decision is up to you. Among the types of contact lens we offer are:
Daily wear lenses, which are removed each night and cleaned, then put back in the next morning
Disposable lenses, which are thrown away each night. Disposable lenses are the most popular type we prescribe
Rigid gas permeable lenses, which must be cleaned at night, and can offer superior vision
Toric lenses for patients with astigmatism
Bifocal or multifocal contact lenses for patients with different prescriptions for near and distance vision
Specialized lenses for patients with kerataconus and post-refractive surgery
Colored contact lenses, both for enhancing and for changing the look of your eyes
We carry lenses in multiple respected brands such as Bausch & Lomb, Accuvue, CooperVision and many others. Our goal is to fit the perfect contact lens for your particular vision problem. Our wide variety of lenses makes this possible.
Once your contacts come in, our optometry team will work together to make sure you're skilled and confident at using your lenses. We'll sit down with you and give you personalized training on putting your contacts in and taking them out again. Our patient team will stay with you until you feel confident in caring for your contacts on your own. We'll also teach you about safe contact lens cleaning solutions and techniques to keep your eyes healthy and your eyesight clear.
For any questions about contact lenses, or to make an appointment to get fitted for your next pair, call our office at 704-666-4192 today.