Find the right fit for your eyes at River Region Vision Source.
Do you need vision correction but don’t want to wear eyeglasses full time? Contact lenses are a great option for almost anyone. 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. NightLens is also another way to correction your vision – learn more at www.sleepandsee.net
We are also certified to prescribe MiSight®️ 1 day contact lenses. These specialized contact lenses can help your child with progressing myopia(nearsightedness). Learn more at our Little Eyes Center.
We offer a wide selection at our office, and our experienced team of eye care professionals can help you find the right contacts for you.
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What are my options?
There are many contact lens options available. Your eye care provider will take your lifestyle and vision correction needs into consideration when helping you select the right lenses for your eyes.
Here are some of the most common contact lens types:
- Hard contact lenses – Hard contact lenses are rigid gas permeable. This means that they are porous enough to allow oxygen to enter through to the cornea. Hard contact lenses keep their shape on the eye. As such, they are sometimes recommended to curb the progression of nearsightedness in younger wearers.
- Soft contact lenses – Soft contact lenses are popular because they are very comfortable for the wearer. Soft contact lenses don’t “pop out” the way hard lenses occasionally might. Soft lenses are appropriate to correct near and farsightedness and astigmatism.
- Disposable soft contact lenses – Intended to be worn for a short time, to help prevent allergic reactions or bacterial infections in sensitive wearers. Disposable lenses are also appropriate for children who might not take excellent care when cleaning their lenses.
- Extended wear contact lenses – Extended wear contact lenses are designed to be worn constantly for long periods of time – up to a week. They do need to be deep cleaned weekly, however. Unlike all other lenses, extended wear contacts can be worn while sleeping. The lens type allows sufficient oxygen to reach the eye for health.
- Daily wear contact lenses – Most contact lenses are daily wear. That is they are worn all day and then removed at night for cleaning. These lenses generally last until their give expiration date, at which point they must be discarded and replaced because the lens material begins to break down.
- Colored contact lenses – These are worn to enhance or completely change the visual color of the iris. They are still prescription contact lenses, however, and need to be treated with the same care you would give to regular lenses. Many — but not all — brands of contact lens companies offer colored lens options.
- Specialty/Custom Contact Lenses
Patients with irregular corneas or “hard to fit” prescriptions require a detailed custom contact lens fitting in order to maintain good eye health and an adequate level of vision. Dr. Bryan Holman is a Certified WAVE Contact Lens Designer and has great success with helping patients achieve great vision with these custom lenses. If you have: keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, post-RK corneal ectasia, post-Lasik corneal ectasia or other corneal disease – WAVE designed custom contact lenses are right for you! We help patients from all over the River Region – Millbrook AL / Montgomery AL / Prattville AL / Wetumpka AL. Dr. B designs these lenses from your eyes’ “fingerprint” with advanced technology and computer software. Scleral Contact Lenses are a new treatment option for patients with Keratoconus or other corneal irregularities, high prescriptions, or large amounts of astigmatism. These large diameter rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses provide better comfort and vision than previous treatment with smaller RGP’S or soft contact lenses. Scleral contact lenses are also a great treatment option for moderate to severe dry eye!
Need a prescription?
We do that too! River Region Vision Source offers comprehensive eye exams at our office. In addition to assessing your visual acuity, your eye care provider will examine your eye health and function.
Schedule a contact lens exam at River Region Vision Source now.