Buying contacts from the experts
With the availability of so many lenses, it’s important to know that you’re getting the best product for your particular needs. At Medical Eye Center, we’re experts at making sure your contact lenses are a perfect fit.
Our doctors and technicians invest many hours in advanced training and education programs so they know all about the most up-to-date contact lens options available. That’s how we offer the best expertise and customer service in the business.
We carry the most advanced lens materials, and our state-of-the-art equipment offers the best possible contact lens evaluation for each patient.
We have many prescriptions on hand to meet your needs. Most patients can leave the office with a year’s supply of contact lenses on the same day of their visit. If we do not have your contact lens supplies in stock, we’ll have them shipped directly to your home or office at no charge.
Medical Eye Center is a full-service eye care practice. From prescriptions to exams, we’ll take care of all your needs at one convenient location.
Our prices are extremely competitive. We are often less expensive than other local retailers and internet sellers.
If you cannot adjust to your contacts within 60 days, we will send them back to the manufacturer for a full refund of the material costs.
Contact lenses offer a safe and effective alternative to glasses that may be more suitable for your lifestyle. Contact lenses are thin, corrective disks that cling to the film of tears over your cornea. People have been enjoying the benefits of contact lenses for more than 100 years. At Medical Eye Center, we’re experts at evaluating your eye’s vision and physiology to determine which contact lens is best for you.
The Latest Technology
Over the past decade, advances in technology have made contact lenses an option for just about anyone who needs glasses. If you were told in the past that you couldn’t wear contact lenses, there’s a good chance that you can wear contacts today. We offer a wide variety of contact lens options to accommodate the individual needs of our patients. Selecting the right contact lens for your eyes involves several important considerations:
The first step is to find a lens that accurately corrects your vision. If contact lenses are not properly prescribed, your vision won’t be accurately corrected. Because your eyes can change over time, contact lens prescriptions are valid for one year. Your doctor will evaluate the health of your eyes annually to review the accuracy of your prescription and evaluate the fit of your lenses.
A Proper Fit
The lens must fit your eye properly. To accommodate the wide variety in eye shapes, lenses come in many thousands of combinations in diameter and curvature. A poorly fit lens—or one made from a material not well-suited to your eyes—could result in discomfort, inflammation, swelling, abrasion, or other problems that could (in rare cases) result in permanent eye tissue damage.
Medical issues may also affect your choice of lens. For example, if your eyes tend to be dry, our fitting specialist will choose a lens designed to help address this condition.
In the past, contact lens wearers removed and cleaned their lenses nightly. With the recent addition of new lens materials, however, some patients are able to wear their lenses for extended periods of time. Extended wear lenses are made of a special material that can typically be worn for 7 to 30 days without removal. Your vision needs and eye health will determine whether daily wear, extended wear, or continuous wear contacts are right for your eyes.
Which contact lens is right for you?
Finding the perfect lens for your eyes may take several tries. People react differently to various lens materials and cleaning solutions. Also, the correct power, diameter and curvature of your lens can be finalized only after you’ve successfully worn the lens. We’re here to help you with this process every step of the way!
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Order Contact Lenses Online
Ordering through our website is quick, easy, and convenient. When you order an annual supply of contact lenses, you’ll also receive:
- Special online pricing on certain lenses.
- Complimentary shipping to your home or office.
- Discounts on select sunglasses and back-up eye glasses.
If you have not yet ordered lenses through our website, please call our contact lens department toll free at 1-800-824-2688 for information on how to get set up with online ordering.
If you have a User Name and Password, place you order via www.YourLens.com
Types of Contact Lenses
There are three primary types of contact lenses. We’ll work closely with you to decide which material is the most appropriate for your lifestyle and individual needs.
1. Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contacts are made from a gel-like, water-based plastic. Soft lenses are the most common contacts used today.
2. Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Also known as RGP or “oxygen permeable” lenses, these contacts are made from rigid, waterless plastics and are especially good for presbyopia and high astigmatism.
3. Hybrid Contact Lenses
These contacts feature an RGP center with a soft outer skirt, providing wearers with both the crisp optics of a rigid lens and the comfort of a larger, soft lens.
4. Scleral Contact Lenses
Scleral contact lenses functionally replace the irregular cornea with a smooth optical surface to correct vision problems caused by Keratoconus and other corneal irregularities.
There are a variety of contact lens designs that can help correct vision problems. Your doctor will carefully select the design that best fits your visual needs.
Spherical Contact Lenses
Standard lenses that are used for correcting nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia).
Toric Contact Lenses
These lenses have more than one curvature angle, allowing them to correct for astigmatism, as well as for nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Multi-Focal and Bi-focal Contact Lenses
Just like bi-focal glasses, these lenses contain different zones for near and far vision to correct presbyopia, a decreased ability to focus that occurs as the eye ages.
Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT) Lenses
CRT lenses are specially designed to reshape the cornea during sleep, providing lens-free daytime wear.
In addition to correcting your vision, many contact lenses also come in colors that can enhance or change the natural color of your eyes. Ask for more information about colored contact lens options.