Contact Lens Specialty Services
Dr. Johnson is a leading contact lens specialist. At a contact lens evaluation, Dr. Johnson will determine the best contact lens option for you. He will ensure that they are fitted and performing well. Thanks to advances in optical technology, almost everyone can now wear contact lenses, regardless of the type or extent of their vision problems. This includes patients with astigmatism and those who need bifocal or multifocal lenses.
Daily Wear Soft Contact Lenses
Made of a flexible plastic polymer, daily wear lenses are put in each morning and taken out each night. They rest in a cleaning solution while you sleep.
Extended Wear Soft Contact Lenses (Continuous Wear)
Extended wear soft contact lenses can be worn all the time, including while you sleep. Depending on whether you have 7-day (standard) or 30-day lenses. Extended wear lenses are made of soft silicone that retains moisture longer than daily wear contact lenses, thus allowing more oxygen to reach the eye.
Disposable soft lenses are intended to be thrown out and replaced after you have worn them for a certain length of time. This makes them even easier to maintain than regular soft contact lenses. Many disposable lenses are designed for replacement each morning, every two weeks, or monthly. Daily wear disposables are worn during waking hours only, while extended wear disposables can be worn for longer periods.
Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses (RGP)
Rigid gas permeable contact lenses offer several benefits over soft lenses:
- Correct a wider range of vision problems, including a high degree of astigmatism;
- Provide sharper vision than most soft lenses;
- Allow more oxygen to pass through to the eye;
- Are more durable than soft lenses and do not need to be replaced as often, lasting as long as two or three years.
Since they are much harder than flexible contact lenses, RGP lenses may take some getting used to when you first start wearing them. Patients soon grow accustomed to the feel of gas-permeable lenses and are satisfied with the improvement in vision they offer without the need for glasses.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
These contact lenses feature the soft skirt of soft lenses as well as a breathable rigid center that offers the visual clarity of a "hard" lens, providing crisp vision even at night. For some patients, hybrid lenses eliminate many of the problems caused by other types of lenses, so patients no longer have to settle for inconsistent vision or discomfort.
Overnight Controlled Corneal/Vision Reshaping
(Precision Corneal Molding)
This is a nonsurgical alternative to refractive surgery that reshapes the cornea using custom-designed, rigid contact lenses that are worn at night. These lenses will flatten the cornea overnight, as needed for each individual patient, to provide improved vision throughout the day.
Patients can achieve clear vision with no need for glasses or contact lenses without having to undergo surgery. While results are only temporary, they can be effectively maintained by continuing to wear overnight contact lenses.
Overnight wear of cornea reshaping lenses is a proven technique approved by the FDA.
Bifocal Contact Lenses
Bifocal contact lenses are an advanced type of lenses ideal for patients suffering from presbyopia, a natural change to the eyes that occurs around the age of 40 and affects near vision.
These lenses are available in soft materials, rigid gas permeable, or silicone hydrogel material, which allows more oxygen to reach the cornea. There are also several vision correction options for these lenses, which may include alternating lenses (similar to bifocal glasses), concentric lenses (alternating circles of near and distance correction), or aspheric lenses (blended vision correction similar to progressive eyeglasses). The best type of lenses can vary depending on the preference and specific needs of the patient.
Colored Cosmetic Contact Lenses
These lenses change or enhance the appearance of your natural eye color. Many colored or decorative contact lenses can be made in a prescriptive form and therefore can correct your vision. They are regulated by the FDA, just like any other corrective contact lens.
Therapeutic/Prosthetic Contact Lenses
In addition to improving the cosmetic appearance of pupil and iris irregularities, these are used in the treatment of diseased or deformed corneas. A wide variety of lenses, including rigid gas permeable, cosmetic tinted or opaque soft lenses, and custom designs are used.
Scleral Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
These are large diameter gas permeable material contact lenses that fit over the cornea and extend onto the white of the eye which is known as the sclera. They are used to correct vision in a number of conditions, such as: Keratoconus, corneal trauma, post refractive surgical corneal issues and deformities, ocular surface disease, and severe dry eye.
24/7 ONLINE CONVENIENCE
Visit our online store to reorder your contact lenses and doctor recommended eye care products and get them delivered directly to your door. We are always happy to serve you here at our office though we understand the convenience of being able to order at home day or night. Orders are conveniently shipped to your front door or destination of your choice.
As part of our objective to fulfill all your vision needs, we have conveniently located our eyewear boutique within our office. We offer a wide variety of fashionable prescription and sunglass eyewear with an array of choices to fit every budget. Our experienced opticians are here to help you find the eyewear that fits your lifestyle : fashionable, business, student, sun or any type of eyewear that suits you. You are sure to find a frame that you will love.
Our selection of eyewear includes fashionable, stylish brands that are of high quality. You can depend on us to find eyewear that is uniquely yours
PREMIUM OPHTHALMIC LENSES
Our opticians take pride in our ability to customize your prescription with the latest in optical design to optimize your vision in every situation. We offer special lens design options to fulfill every need. We are authorized providers for prescription lens manufacturers, which offer the most technologically superior lens products available today. We feature a variety of options in tints and coatings, including a multi-layer anti-reflective coating to minimize glare, ultraviolet blockers to protect your eye health and polarized sun lenses for the ultimate in comfort and vision while outdoors.
STYLE & PROTECTION
Be fashionable and protect your eyes at the same time!
Sunglasses are an essential accessory that not only serve as a fashion statement but more importantly protects your eyes from damage. Exposure to ultraviolet rays can cause permanent damage to your retina. Sunglasses continue to be the most effective tool for preventing immediate and long term UV damage. The right pair will block UVA and UVB light.
We have a wide selection of sunglasses to fit your needs, both prescription and non-prescription.