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The world of contact lenses can be overwhelming. Do contact lenses work for everyone? Are all contact lenses basically the same? How do you know which lenses are the right choice for you? You tried contact lenses once, and found them uncomfortable; are there any other options?

We at 'Provision Eyewear Optical' are here to guide you through the contact lens process, and help you find the lenses that work best for you. Request an appointment for your contact lens exam today.

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What You Need to Know About Contact Lens Fitting

Thanks to modern technology, contact lenses now offer levels of functionality reaching beyond a single level of magnification. There are a number of speciality contact lenses, each with specific features and functions. We carry a variety of speciality contact lenses so we can offer you the best and most comfortable contact fit for you.

For those who do like glasses and think they are a hindrance, or participate in contact sports – contact lenses may be a good solution for you. However, the contact lens may not be suitable for anyone. This is why we do contact lens fitting.

At a contact lens fitting, the fitter will examine your corneas and determine if they are suitable for lens wear. The fitter will ask about your general health and lifestyle to determine what type of lenses can be used.

After the preliminary work has been done, the fitter will place lenses on your eyes and determine your comfort level as well as other factors. This might happen several times to determine which lenses may be best for you.

Scleral Lenses

Many people are under the impression that they cannot wear contact lenses due to the shape of their eyes. This is not necessarily true; in many cases, they simply have not found the right type of contact lenses.

Typical contact lenses just cover the cornea; the clear structure in front of your iris. Scleral lenses, however, cover the part of the sclera (the white part of the eye). Because scleral lenses cover more surface, they are more sturdy and less likely to slip or fall out. This makes them an excellent choice for patients with hard-to-fit eyes.

The Types of Contact lenses

Contact lenses have long been the corrective choice for people who prefer not to wear eyeglasses. For particularly active people, eyeglasses may not be the most appropriate solution. There are many types of contact lenses, here at 'Provision Eyewear Optical' we fit all types of available lenses. The most common types are listed below :

Multifocal contact lenses This allows for both near and distance vision to be covered.
Rigid gas-permeable (RGP) or "Hard Contacts" Often times will provide superior vision for those who cannot wear conventional soft contacts, such as those with higher prescriptions or high astigmatism
Ortho-Kertaology (Ortho-K) A gas-permeable lens that is worn overnight. They are used to temporarily correct myopia, astigmatism, and hyperopia. They also slow the progression of childhood myopia (ideal for patients whose myopia is increasing every year). This allows patients to not wear correction (glasses/contacts) during waking ours.

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Scleral Contact Lenses Improved comfort and stabilization over a regular RGP lens. Can be used for patients who have corneal problems such as Keratoconus, Corneal Transplant, Corneal ectasia (thinning)—usually a result of refractive surgery, such as LASIK—and Corneal dystrophy/degeneration.
Synergeyes lenses (hybrid lenses) These lenses employ the best of both hard and soft contacts, offering the superior clarity of hard contacts with the comfort of soft contacts. They are great for patients with higher astigmatisms that have trouble with clarity through their conventional soft lenses. Good for patients with Keratoconus and includes multifocal fits.

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