When an individual has an interest in wearing contact lenses, the examining eye care specialist will determine if that individual is a good candidate to wear contact lenses. There are many factors that come into play when one is considering contact lenses. In younger individuals consideration of their actual age and their level of responsibility may be key factors to the success of their wearing contact lenses. There are specific anomalies of the eye that may prohibit one from being able to wear contact lenses.
When compared with spectacles, contact lenses are less affected by wet weather, do not steam up, and provide a wider field of vision. They are very suitable for a number of sporting activities.
A contact is a corrective lens, which is considered a medical device, that is placed directly on the cornea of the eye to improve ones vision.
Advances in contact lens design and materials have made them a clear, comfortable option for many people requiring vision correction. Our office has extensive training and experience in fitting contact lenses, including:
- Soft Lenses: Daily Disposable Contacts, 2-week Disposable Lenses and Extended Wear Contacts
- Toric Lenses: Lenses that correct for astigmatism
- Multifocal Lenses: Lenses that are designed to accommodate individuals who need both distance and near correction
- Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses, also referred to as RGP Lenses
Whether it be soft spherical, soft toric lenses for astigmatism, one-day disposable, 2- week or extended wear lenses, monovision correction or multifocal lens design or RGP Lenses, Dr. Burrell is experienced in fitting these contact lenses to accommodate one visual needs.