Contact Lens Services
Tremendous advancements have been made in contact lens fitting and lens materials in the past few years. The result is that contacts are now easier to wear than ever before! Family Eyecare of Roswell specializes in utilizing the most advanced technology in contact lens fittings and contact lens materials. Many of our patients have been very satisfied with their contact lenses even though they previously have been told elsewhere that they were not the right candidates for contact lens use.
We maintain a huge diagnostic set of contact lenses in every design and type, including:
- Toric for astigmatism
- Multifocal for presbyopia
- Daily disposables
- New Silicone Hydrogel soft contacts that offer overnight wear options
- Contact lenses for dry eyes or allergic eyes
- Cosmetic color contact lenses
- Extremely high prescriptions
- Rigid gas permeable lenses in all designs
- Post surgical challenging cases
- Contact lenses for Keratoconus; including Sclerals as well as Hybrid designs, made by SynergEyes. These speciality lenses for keratoconus typically qualify for use of medically necessary contact lens benefits.
- Overnight reversal of nearsightedness (myopia) by wearing rigid contact lenses made by Paragon (CRT), also known as Orthokeratology (Ortho-K)
Family Eyecare of Roswell makes every effort to keep our prices for contact lens products as low as possible, so that we stay competitive with major online retailers. Plus, there are significant savings when you purchase a one year supply of contacts. We will make sure you are able to easily obtain manufacturer rebates for the brand of contact lenses you have been prescribed.
Not sure if contact lenses are right for you?
Ask about a free test drive while you are at our office!
Soft Contact Lenses were originally introduced in the 1970’s and rapidly became very popular due to their initial comfort. The technology of soft contact lenses has tremendously evolved since their first introduction and they still remain the most popular material. Over 85% of contact lenses prescribed in the US are soft contact lenses. Due to advancements in technology, soft contact lenses currently include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Silicone Hydrogel lenses that are most oxygen permeable and some are approved for overnight wear.
- Toric Soft Contact Lenses correct regular astigmatism.
- Multifocal Soft Contact Lenses address near vision correction, in addition to distant vision correction, for people needing bifocals or progressives.
- Specialty Soft Contact Lenses address irregular astigmatism and mild amounts of keratoconus.
Additionally, most soft contact lenses come in frequent replacement modalities such as, weeklies, biweeklies, monthlies and daily disposables.
At Family Eyecare of Roswell, our doctors have many years of experience in prescribing all kinds of soft contact lenses, as well as having access to many different types and parameters of lenses, within the office. We will carefully determine the best type of soft contact lenses to ensure each patient a long-time comfortable wear with optimal vision.
Call our office to schedule your yearly contact lens evaluation, or if you are interested in soft contact lenses and have never worn them before, call us to schedule a test-drive today!
Compare to soft contacts, Rigid Gas Permeables (RGPs) lenses have a significantly smaller share of the market. One important reason is that most soft contacts are initially very comfortable, but RGP lenses can take more time to adapt to.
However, RGP lenses have some outstanding features that make them a superior option to soft contacts for certain patients. In the cases of patients with keratoconus or irregular astigmatism, the rigid surface of these lenses can mask the corneal surface irregularities and provide clearer optics and much sharper vision. Also, RGP lenses are less susceptible to lipid and protein build up and offer a reduced chance of infection or allergic reactions. Another distinct benefit is the possibility of myopia control for children with CRT or Ortho-K options. Bifocal RGP Contact Lenses can also provide sharper vision compared to soft multifocal contact lenses.
CRT® Brand Contact lenses are therapeutic contact lenses that correct nearsightedness by gently and safely reshaping the cornea while you sleep. Referred to as “Corneal Refractive Therapy (CRT)” or “Orthokeratology,” CRT is a safe, non-surgical and non-invasive procedure that temporarily corrects nearsightedness, up to -6.00 diopters, and mild to moderate amounts of astigmatism.
How does CRT work?
When worn overnight, CRT® Brand Contact Lenses gently and safely flatten the front surface of the cornea, resulting in a corneal shape that focuses light correctly onto the retina. When removed in the morning, distant objects will be back into focus.
The CRT effect occurs in the corneal epithelium, which is the top layer of the cornea. The treatment is specifically designed to alter the shape of this tissue and as a result, it corrects your vision.
What are the benefits of CRT for children and younger adults?
Children and younger adults will show a significant slowdown in the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) and, in most cases, may also reduce the risk of developing eye diseases later in life, such as Glaucoma, Cataracts, and Macular Degeneration. In addition to these benefits, the patient will have no need for optical correction during daytime hours.
Because CRT is a non-surgical and reversible option, in cases when the patient has a lack of adaptation, the patient can simply discontinue use of the lenses.
Multifocal Contact Lenses are an excellent option for patients who wear contacts and also need up-close vision correction, allowing them to be independent of reading glasses.
Soft Multifocal Contacts can be comfortably worn on a part-time or full-time basis. So even if you normally wear bifocal or progressive eyeglasses, you can wear multifocal contacts for sports or special occasions.
For the ultimate in convenience, one-day disposable soft multifocal lenses allow you to discard the lenses at the end of a single day of wear, so there’s no hassle with lens care.
In some cases, RGP Multifocal Contacts can provide superior vision to soft multifocal contacts. However, the adaptation time is generally longer because RGP lenses are initially less comfortable.
Hybrid multifocal contacts are an exciting new alternative. These lenses provide the excellent clarity of RGP lenses and the comfort and easy adaptation of soft lenses.
Our office also utilizes soft multifocal contacts for the purpose of myopia control in children in certain cases.
If you have never worn multifocal contact lenses and are curious if they are right for you, call us for a multifocal contact lens test drive.