Contact Lenses Today

The world of contact lenses has changed quickly and dramatically over the last couple of years. We are now able to fit more people who could not wear contact lenses in the past. We can also offer more modalities of wearing contact lenses than we ever could.

Contacts are now available for people with almost any amount of astigmatism. At one time, this was probably the most limiting factor for contact lens wearers, especially those who desired soft lenses. Astigmatism has never been much trouble to correct with a gas-permeable (rigid) contact lens; however, until recently, soft lenses were not available or they could not be accurately made for patients with astigmatism.

Soft contacts are now available for most astigmatic patients. They are also available in different-wearing modalities. They can be had in daily disposables, two-week disposables, monthly disposables, quarterly planned replacement or in a standard single lens.

Ask your Andersen Eye Associates contact lens authority what would be best for you.

To learn more about the proper care of your contact lenses: Caring for your Contact Lenses

Extended Wear

You can now safely wear your contact lenses overnight. CIBA Visions Air Optix Night & Day contact lenses allow large amounts of oxygen to flow through the lens, giving your cornea all the oxygen it requires to remain healthy. Now you can wake up in the middle of the night and see the clock, without reaching for your glasses.

Air Optix Night & Day contact lenses are approved by the Food and Drug Administration for extended wear up to 30 days.

Ask your Andersen Eye Associates contact lens authority if Focus Night & Day is right for you.

Bifocal Contact Lens

Now you do not have to give up your contact lenses when you need to wear bifocals. Many types of good bifocal contact lenses are now available. They now come in gas permeable and soft varieties, disposable or non-disposable.

The key to being successful in fitting bifocals is to have multiple tools at your disposal. Your Andersen Eye Associates contact lens authority is on the cutting edge of technology. We strive to stay on top of the latest lenses available so we know what lens will work best for you. If the first choice does not work, we can recommend other options to fit you successfully.

Ask your Andersen Eye Associates contact lens authority which bifocal contact lens is right for you. To schedule a vision exam with a physician, click here.

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