Choosing the correct contact lense can be a difficult process due to the vast variety to choose from. Understanding the different contact lenses that are available helps make the process easier. There are extended-wear contacts, disposables, and even lenses that can change your eye color. But as with any purchase of a medical device, buying contact lenses should be done with care and caution. Dr. Robin Lavalley offers a large selection of contact lenses to suit all of your needs. From colored contact lenses to enhance your looks to specialized lenses for astigmatism, we have the lenses to help make your vision clear.
Extended Wear Contact Lens are designed to be worn overnight, though they need to be removed at least once a week for cleaning and disinfection. However, many eye professionals do not encourage their use as it may reduce the amount of oxygen to the eyes, making your eyes more vulnerable to infection — especially corneal infection.
Daily disposable lenses get tossed every day after use, so no maintenance is involved. They cost more because you need a new pair every day, but they are much more convenient. Disposables that are replaced weekly or monthly require the same regular care as daily wear lenses. Disposables are a good option for people with allergies or other conditions that exacerbate the formation of protein deposits from tear film.
Toric Contact Lens is used to correct astigmatism, a condition in which vision is blurred because of an irregularly shaped cornea or lens inside the eye. They are usually more expensive than other contact lenses.
Colored contacts can dramatically change the color of your eyes — making even the brownest eyes look blue or green, for instance — or enhance your natural color. They can be worn for purely cosmetic purposes or to also correct vision.