Wearing contact lenses has never been easier, or more comfortable. Come to our Lake Worth optometrists to find the latest contact lens technology. Thanks to advancements in contact lens materials, daily disposable contact lenses have evolved to provide a clear and comfortable alternative to eyeglasses.
Daily disposable lenses are the safest and healthiest contact lenses to wear and are the number one recommended lenses on the market. Our Lake Worth eye doctors primarily fit daily disposable due to their health attributes. By far the most exciting changes in the contact lens industry have occurred in the last few years with the introduction of Silicone Hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses, which let far more oxygen into the eyes than older generation soft hydrogel lenses, making them the best soft contact lens option for any contact lens wearer.
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Our Lake Worth optometrists can successfully fit you with the latest contact lens technology to improve your distance vision, near-vision, or both. There have been several advances in multifocal contact lenses for avid readers which allow patients to finally experience clear vision at both distance and near simultaneously. Our highly trained Lake Worth eye doctors offer the very latest technology in multifocal contact lenses. For more challenging eyes, our optometrist Dr. Hetel Bhakta offers specialty fit contact lenses including Synergeyes hybrid multifocal contact lenses. Hybrid multifocal contact lenses are ideal for patients with astigmatism and also near vision problems. These lenses are made of a hard center, providing you crisp vision at all distances, in addition to a soft outer skirt providing comfortable all-day wear.
Millions of people wear different types of contact lenses to help them see clearly. We’ve seen many advancements in lens materials and designs over the years. If you have tried contacts in the past but stopped due to discomfort or poor quality, it may be time to try again. Our Lake Worth optometrists, Drs. Bhakta and Pham will help select the best option for your eyes! We have a variety of options for your specific type of prescription correction, tear production, lifestyle, and more. Contact us our eye doctors today to learn more.
Soft contacts are the most common type of contact lenses and account for over 85% of contact lenses prescribed by optometrists. Traditional soft contact lenses consist of soft plastic polymers and water. They allow oxygen to permeate through the lens material to the cornea. Most people find soft contact lenses comfortable. One advantage of soft contacts is that people adapt to them almost right away. Our eye doctors are experts at fitting contact lenses. Soft lenses come in different prescriptions and designs depending on your budget and need. If you have a complex contact lenses prescription you may require special contact lenses such as gas permeable lenses, scleral lenses, or hybrid contact lenses. Our optometrist, Dr. Bhakta will help determine which design is best for your eyes.
Disposable contact lenses are soft lenses that are discarded on a daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis. If you are not sure which is best for you, contact our eye doctors today for more information. Often, with regular replacement contact lenses, protein deposits do not build up making these contact lenses more comfortable and healthy. Deposits can also affect vision as well as comfort and health of the eyes. Disposable contact lenses are convenient and low maintenance compared to traditional soft lenses. It is important to replace disposable contacts as suggested to avoid eye infections. Disposable lenses are available in most prescriptions - contact our Lake Worth optometrists to find if you qualify for daily disposable contact lenses.
Extended wear contact lenses are soft contact lenses designed for up to 30 days of continuous safe wear. They offer the convenience of not having to take them out at night, but there are risks. Contact our Lake Worth optometrists today to find out if you are a candidate for extended west contact lenses. Sleeping in these contacts poses a higher risk of infection, corneal ulcers, and abnormal blood vessel growth in the cornea. Therefore these lenses need more frequent follow-ups. Our eye doctors will only recommend extended wear lenses in patients who are good candidates for these reasons.
Colored contact lenses are soft lenses that enable patients to change the color of their iris (the colored part of the eye). These lenses are available in interesting colors and patterns. They can provide a subtle or dramatic change in the appearance of your eyes depending on the effect you desire. Call our Lake Worth eye doctors today to find out if you qualify for colored contact lenses.
Before the introduction of soft contact lenses, hard polymethyl methacrylate contact lenses were common. They did not allow for oxygen transfer to the cornea and often caused the cornea to swell. For this reason, hard contact lenses are obsolete.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP), or just Gas Permeable (GP) lenses are sometimes mistaken for old-fashioned lenses. The old hard contact lenses that people often think of are actually rarely used today. RGP lenses are what our optometrists recommend. They are more pliable, more comfortable, and they allow good oxygen flow to the cornea. Gas permeable lenses often allow more oxygen to the cornea than even traditional soft contact lenses. They typically provide stable vision when you blink or move your eyes. Our eye doctors will fit these contact lenses to provide sharper vision than soft contacts. If you are worried about the comfort of RGP lenses call our Lake Worth optometrists to determine if hybrid lenses are a better option as these lenses provide more enhanced comfort than RGP lenses. The benefit to RGP lenses is that they are often healthier because they do not contain water which leads to reduced bacterial contamination. Also, lipids do not adhere to them as they can do with soft lenses. RGP lenses also come in many visual designs such as bifocal and multifocal.
The biggest disadvantage of RGP lenses is that patients need to get used to them. They are not immediately comfortable like soft lenses. RGP lenses take three to four days for patients to adapt to them. They need to be worn regularly (although not every day) to achieve optimal comfort. They are smaller in size so they can dislodge from the eye more easily than soft lenses. Contact our Lake Worth eye doctor today to find out more about RGP contact lenses.
Toric contact lenses help correct astigmatism. Astigmatism is a special vision correction which means that your eyes are more football (oval) shaped than baseball (round) shaped. Many people have football-shaped eyes as eyes are not always perfectly spherical. If your optometrist has diagnosed you with astigmatism then chances are that you need toric contact lenses that are specifically designed to fit astigmatism corrections. Our Lake Worth eye doctors can fit you in toric contact lenses which are available in both soft and gas-permeable designs. These toric lenses are weighted which allows the lenses to center correctly on the eye. Toric lenses are more difficult to fit therefore optometrists, eye doctors who have more advanced training fitting contact lenses are better equipped to fit these lenses. Call our Lake Worth optometrists to get the latest technology of astigmatism contact lenses. There are a wide variety of designs and options available and a consultation with our eye doctors is recommended.
Multifocal contact lenses, like bifocal or progressive glasses, have more than one corrective power. If your optometrist has already recommended progressive or bifocal eyeglasses for you then multifocal contacts will be a good option for you. This allows an individual to have clear vision up close and at a far distance. These contact lenses are available in both soft and gas-permeable designs. Another alternative to multifocal contacts is monovision correction. Monovision is where your optometrist can correct your vision so that one eye is used for distance and the other eye for near or reading vision. Both of these lens options require more extensive fitting time with the eye doctor. Call our expert Lake Worth eye doctors to find out which option is best for you. Patients need to adapt to using one eye, depending on which distance they are viewing therefore it is important to go to highly trained optometrists.
There are now more choices for contact lenses than ever before. While some individuals wear contact lenses without trouble, others have to try different types to find their perfect pair. Call us today to schedule an appointment!