Here at Ideal Family Eye Care, we offer contact lens examinations. Nowadays, most people prefer to wear contacts instead of glasses. If you are interested in contact lenses, please let your eye doctor know prior to your appointment. During your exam, we will discuss the various contact lenses available and determine the best option based on your individual needs and lifestyle.

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Glasses & Contact Lenses Q & A

Should I choose glasses or contact lenses?

It’s entirely up to you. Many patients like to get both prescription glasses and contacts, but if you need to choose just one, there are a few things to consider:

  • Contacts give you a wider field of vision, including peripheral vision
  • Glasses require less care
  • Initial cost of glasses and contacts is often about the same
  • Contacts require more frequent replacement as well as saline solution for cleaning, impacting long-term cost

Even if you have issues such as astigmatism in addition to your nearsightedness or farsightedness, there are both glasses and contact lenses to help you. If you’re having trouble choosing between glasses and contact lenses, your eye doctor can recommend the option that might be best for you.

What kinds of glasses are available?

Ideal Family Eye Care offers all the latest choices in both frames and lenses. Some of the many unique designer frames brands include Prada®, Gucci®, Giorgio Armani®, Lightec®, and Silhouette®. The glasses options go beyond great-looking frames, too: Ideal Family Eye Care offers the latest state-of-the-art lenses, including the latest digital lenses.

Digital lenses are created with computerized surfacing equipment that uses digital images of your eyes as a reference, which allows for the most optimal vision correction possible in eyeglasses today.

Ideal Family Eye Care also offers on-site repairs of glasses and sunglasses.

What kinds of contacts are available?

Ideal Family Eye Care offers contacts for every need. Both hard and soft lenses are available, but most patients opt for either hydrogel or silicone hydrogel lenses.

Silicone hydrogel lenses are the next-generation contacts that have high permeability, which means you can wear them overnight if you like. If you choose silicone hydrogel lenses, it’s still important to give your eyes a contacts-free rest sometimes. Your eye doctor at Ideal Family Eye Care recommends a lens-wearing schedule.

Contact lenses are available for nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and mixed vision problems. If you suffer from both presbyopia (age-related problems with close-up vision) and distance vision problems, progressive lenses that correct both problems within the same lens are available.

You can even choose colored contacts for dramatic eye color change. Colored lenses are available in prescription and nonprescription types.

Ready for new glasses or contacts? Use the online scheduler or call Ideal Family Eye Care to book your appointment today.