Our Optometrists can help you find the best contact lenses for your lifestyle with specialty contact lens fitting.
New advances in contact lens technology allow most people to successfully wear contact lenses-even those with astigmatism or bifocal requirements. You’ll quickly recognize that we go beyond the “one size fits all” approach to contact lenses and we understand the importance of personal attention when it comes to your vision and comfort.
Our doctors will thoroughly evaluate your visual needs, prescription, and long term eye health to determine which brand and type of contact lens combines for you the most convenient, comfortable, and healthy contact lenses available.
Decrease the risk of ocular problems and improve quality of life with myopia control.
Kids lead active, jam-packed lives. But whether they’re playing pretend, riding bikes with their friends, or learning new things at school, myopia (nearsightedness) can make it harder for them to engage in the activities they love. Also, as they grow their prescription may get stronger, too.
MiSight® 1 day
Child-friendly daily disposable contact lenses proven to slow the progression of nearsightedness in children aged 8-12 at the initiation of treatment.
What Does Myopia Look Like?
f you’re wondering what myopia looks like through your child’s eyes, find out by using our Myopia Simulator. See the world through your child’s eyes.
A routine exam won’t provide some of the measurements and testing that are required to determine if your eyes are suitable for contact lens wear and to generate your contact lens Rx. We carefully examine the structures of your eye as well as your history of conditions such as dry eye and allergies. We also have instrumentation to show us the shape and curvature of your corneas to insure that we determine the best fit of your contact lenses. Not all lenses fit everyone the same way, and a poor fit can cause problems with comfort, vision, and eye health. Part of our job is to help your future vision, not just your present vision. We want your eyes to be healthy for many years to come.
For those patients that have had a difficult time finding lenses that provide good enough vision for their lifestyle, there are RGP or “hard” contacts. These lenses do provide better vision in most cases, but are usually a bit more diffcult to adjust to comfort wise. There are many patients in these lenses that are completely happy and unwilling to switch to soft contact lenses.
Silicone Hydrogel Lenses
Another category of lenses that are fairly new to the market are the silicone hydrogel lenses. These lenses can provide many times more oxygen to the eyes compared to other category of lenses. These lenses are actually providing some patients with a second chance to remain in soft contact lenses. If there is a significant risk of failing ocular health due to lack of oxygen to the cornea, then these lenses may provide the needed oxygen and therefore may extend a patient’s ability to remain in soft lenses.
Scleral GP lenses
If you have been told you can’t wear contact lenses let us see if we can help. At Great Bridge Eye Care we have the expertise necessary to get you seeing your best.
If you want to wear contact lenses but have had trouble wearing them in the past — or you’ve been told you are not a good candidate for contacts — scleral contact lenses may be the solution you are looking for. Because of their size, scleral lenses are more stable on the eye than conventional GP lenses — so they are less likely to accidentally dislodge from the eye. This stability also can make them more comfortable than conventional GP lenses; scleral lenses provide initial comfort similar to soft lenses, especially for sensitive eyes or irregularly shaped corneas.
Indications for Scleral Lenses:
- Regular and irregular corneas unable to be adequately fit with small diameter corneal lenses.
- Symmetrical corneas where standard lenses cannot offer the stability or comfort.
- Asymmetrical corneas that require a larger than standard lens but a full scleral design is too large.
- GP intolerant patients unable to achieve adequate vision with soft lenses Hybrid lens candidates.
- Has proven successful for the correction of many corneal irregularities including postsurgical cases.
- Fits well in cases of corneal flattening inserts to offer good VA and comfort unsurpassed with soft lenses.
- Provides initial comfort that lasts all day long.
- JupiterTM lens can be designed to meet almost any patient need.
Bifocal & Multifocal Contact Lenses
Just as the name indicates, bifocal lenses are divided into two distinct segments for different vision powers, the first for distance vision and the second for near vision. This enables you to clearly switch your focus from near to far as needed, but your vision will not necessarily be clear in between. The term multifocal lenses can refer to any lenses with multiple powers including bifocals, trifocals or progressive lenses. Non-bifocal multifocal lenses have a range of powers that enable you to constantly adjust your focus to see clearly from up close to far and in between.
If the options above do not provide the vision or comfort levels needed to be a successful contact lens wearer, then we also have a hybrid lens called Synergeyes. This lens provides the good vision of a hard lens with comfort more similiar to that of a soft lens. It is design with a hard center to provide good vision, but has a soft skirt around it giving it more of a soft feel. This lens comes in a few designs, including Multifocals, Astigmatism, Keratoconus and Post Surgical lenses. To learn more you can visit their website at www.synergeyes.com.
Hybrid contact lenses combine the visual clarity and therapeutic aspects of Gas Perm lenses with the comfort of Soft Lenses.
Toric Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
Toric contact lenses are designed to correct astigmatism and custom made to fit the eye of the patient. Rather than having a perfectly spherical surface like standard contact lenses, toric lenses have a more oblong shape made to accommodate the shape of the astigmatic eye. Toric lenses can be made of either soft or rigid gas permeable (RGP or GP) lens material, however the soft toric lenses are more common.
Toric contact lenses are also designed in such a way that the lenses stay in place on the eye to maintain proper vision. Sometimes as the eye moves or blinks the lens can rotate considerably on the eye. If this rotation continues with a soft toric lens, a rigid gas permeable lens might be more effective. Rigid gas permeable lenses have a longer initial adjustment time, but once this has passed they are usually just as comfortable as soft contact lenses and they are often easier to care for.