Contact Lenses

If you want to eliminate wearing eyeglasses, you might consider contact lenses. At Optimum Eyecare in Arlington, TX, we provide contact lens exams to learn more about your condition and recommend the right contacts. Before scheduling your appointment, learn more about contact lenses below:

Contact Lenses

What Are Contact Lenses?

Contacts are an excellent solution for those with an active lifestyle or who only want to wear eyeglasses for short periods. They sit on the surface of the eyes and are designed to provide clearer vision. Contact lenses can correct refractive errors that prevent light from landing on the retina correctly, which results in blurry vision. Some refractive errors that we treat with contacts include:

•           Farsightedness

•           Nearsightedness

•           Astigmatism

•           Age-related Farsightedness

Important Items When Considering Contact Lenses

At our practice, we offer various types of contact lenses to meet your specific needs. Some items to keep in mind when choosing the right lenses include the following:

Lens Material

We provide both soft contact lenses and gas permeable contact lenses. Most people choose soft contact lenses because they are more flexible and often more comfortable. However, they are susceptible to absorbing irritants like lotion, soap, and environmental pollutants. Gas permeable contact lens, on the other hand, are harder than soft contact and retain their shape, so they can offer clearer vision for certain refractive errors.

Wear Schedule

How long do you want to wear your contacts each day? This helps you determine if you’d like lenses that you change every day, weekly, or monthly. During your fitting, our optometrists will discuss your options with you and help you choose the ideal lenses for your needs and lifestyle.

Replacement Schedule

Your replacement schedule for soft contact lenses is typically a matter of preference. You can choose to replace them every two weeks or once a month, depending on the type. Gas permeable contact lenses, however, should be worn until our optometrists recommend that they need to be changed or if you need new ones due to wear and tear.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you are considering contact lenses, our team at Optimum Eyecare in Arlington, TX, is happy to help. To learn more about the types of lenses we offer or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (817) 419-8871 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we look forward to assisting you!

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