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Contact Lenses

Westbrook Vision Center in Peoria Arizona offers all options for contact lenses.

There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.

Your eye care provider can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.

Soft Lenses

These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.

Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses

Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.  Most people will agree that the vision provided by gas perm lenses is superior to soft lenses in most cases.  Dr. Deemer and Dr. Smith also fit overnight orthokeratology lenses (also known as CRT lenses) which re-shape the cornea allowing patients to go all day without glasses or contacts.  Feel free to call or stop by for more information or check out: http://www.allaboutvision.com/contacts/orthok.htm

Multifocal Lenses

In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses but without the downside of bifocal lines or distortion while walking.

Color Contact Lenses

New color contact lenses including Johnson and Johnson’s Acuvue Define, Freshlook Colorblends and Ciba Air Optix Colors offer a wide array of colors for anyone looking to change their eye color.

Specialty Fit Contact Lenses

Dr. Smith and Dr. Deemer fit many different specialty lenses for patients who are not able to see with glasses.  These patients include individuals suffering from Keratoconus, post-surgical complications, extreme dry eye and a multitude of different eye injuries.  Some of the specialty contacts fit include Kerasoft, Jupiter Scleral Lenses, Rose K Lenses and many more.

Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Schedule an appointment for an assessment and advice at Westbrook Vision Center in Peoria, and we will be in touch with you shortly.