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Expert Contact Lens Fittings in Kennett Square
Our eye doctors utilize all of the “top brands” of contact lenses available and we are frequently one of the first offices in the area to get the newest releases of lenses. Our optometrists provide our patients, who live and work in West Chester, Chadds Ford and Avondale, professional contact lens fittings and a complete eye exam.
Our office has thousands of lenses in stock, and most patients leave with lenses on the same day as their fittings. Let us help take the confusion out of which lenses are best for you–single use lenses, lenses you can sleep in, bifocals, lenses for astigmatism, colors or even RGP’s….let us help you discover your personal favorites!
If you are not our patient yet, but are happy with your current lenses, we can even order your contacts if your Rx was determined elsewhere. Feel free to order online or give us a call!
We always welcome new patients!
Are you considering trying contact lenses?
Contact lenses are much more functional than they were in the past. Making a decision starts by understanding the advantages and disadvantages of standard varieties of contact lenses– and the ground rules for defending against eye infections.
Types of Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses
Soft contact lenses are the most preferred form of contact lens both in the United States and worldwide and our office prefers single use disposables for maximum comfort, health and convenience. Soft contact lenses can be utilized to correct different vision issues, such as:
- Nearsightedness (myopia )
- Farsightedness (hyperopia )
- Indistinct vision (astigmatism)
- Age-related loss of near vision (presbyopia)
Soft contact lenses conform to the contour of your eye. They’re comfortable as well as have the tendency to remain in place well, so they’re a good choice if you participate in sporting activities or live a very busy lifestyle. Soft contact lenses can be found in various kinds, such as:.
Daily wear. You use the lenses throughout the day, and take them out each evening to be cleansed as well as sterilized. How long you can utilize a single pair of daily wear lenses varies depending on the producer.
Extended wear. You can wear extended wear soft contact lenses while you rest, however they should be removed for washing and disinfecting a minimum of one night a week. It’s still important to be prudent with over night use, though, since it enhances the risk of eye infections– even if the lenses have actually been sanctioned for extended wear.
Disposable. You wear the lenses during the day and dispose of them in the evening…what could be easier! They don’t need to be cleaned or sterilized…just clean, comfortable lenses each and every time you wear them!
Hard contact lenses. Rigid, gas permeable lenses, or hard contact lenses, provide clear, crisp vision for many vision difficulties. It may take up to a week to adjust to hard contact lenses, also they’re more likely to move from the center of your eye compared to soft contact lenses– which might cause soreness as well as blurred vision. If your prescription does not change, plus you take care of your hard contact lenses, you could use the very same set of lenses for a couple of years.
Specialized contact lenses. Depending on your vision requirements, you could take into consideration specialized contact lenses, including:.
Hybrid contact lenses. Hybrid contact lenses feature a hard (gas permeable) area bordered by a soft outer ring. Hybrid contact lenses could be an option if you have an irregular corneal curve (keratoconus) or you have difficulty using traditional hard lenses.
Bifocal or multifocal contact lenses. These lenses, which are readily available in both soft and hard types, can address nearsightedness, farsightedness and also astigmatism in combination with age-related loss of close-up vision (presbyopia).
Colored contact lenses. Some contact lenses are tinted, either for cosmetic or treatment objectives– to boost color perception or help compensate for color blindness, for example. Stay clear of costume or ornamental contact lenses, though. These lenses can potentially damage your eyes and cause possibly major eye infections.
Obtaining the best fit. If you decide you wish to try contact lenses, consult your eye doctor at Ganly Vison Care for an extensive eye exam and fitting. Set up follow-up eye exams as suggested by your eye doctor. You may also require a follow-up assessment if the doctor recommends.
Keeping clear of eye infections. Wearing contact lenses of any kind increases the threat of corneal infection, just given that contact lenses reduce the quantity of oxygen that gets to the corneas. Eye infections aren’t unavoidable, nonetheless.
To stop infections:. Exercise great hygiene. Clean, rinse and completely dry your hands fully prior to handling your contacts. Take off your contacts ahead of going to sleep. This concerns extended wear contacts, as well. Although extended wear contacts are designed to be slept in overnight, continuous wear dramatically increases the threat of eye infections. Decrease contact with water. Remove your contact lenses ahead of having a bath, swimming, or making use of a hot tub. Never moisten your lenses with saliva. Avoid any kind of temptation to put your lenses in your mouth to wet them. Take care with contact lens solutions. Utilize solely commercially sold, sterilized items made particularly for the variety of contact lenses you use– not water or homemade saline solution. Discard the solution in the contact lens holder each time you cleanse the lenses, and do not “refill” existing solution that’s currently in the contact lens holder. ‘Rub and also wash’ your contact lenses. Gently rub your lenses while you’re washing them, even if you decide on no-rub solution. Keep an eye on the expiration date. Don’t use contact lens solution that is past the expiration date. Change contact lenses as well as holders as recommended.Follow supplier instructions for changing your contact lenses– and also replace your contact lens case every three to six months.
Dry Eyes and Contact Lenses
Despite proper use and care, dry eyes can be a problem for contact lens wearers. If your eyes are scratchy or red, take out your contact lenses and make use of lubricating eyedrops. If your vision becomes blurry or you experience eye discomfort, sensitivity to light or other difficulties, remove your contact lenses and consult your eye doctor in Kennett Square for prompt care.
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