Pine Vision Care
Optometrists & LASIK Consultation located in Philadelphia, PA & Newtown Square, PA
If you’re ready for new contact lenses, but feel a little worried that you might not find the right option for your needs, you can count on our doctors and the Pine Vision Care team in Philadelphia. From contacts for dry eyes to hard-to-fit lenses to scleral lenses and beyond, Pine Vision Care has what you’re looking for. Book your contact lens appointment through the online tool or by phone now.
Contact Lenses Q & A
Am I a good candidate for contact lenses?
If you want the most unrestricted vision possible, contact lenses may be a great choice for you. Although eyeglasses offer excellent vision correction, they can't match contact lenses when it comes to peripheral (side) vision.
Many patients who suffer from dry eye worry that they won't be able to wear contacts, but leading companies like Bausch and Lomb® and Cooper Vision® make special contact lenses for dry eyes. There are also special contacts for astigmatism, keratoconus (cone-shaped cornea), and for sportswear.
What are multifocal contact lenses?
Multifocal contact lenses are the contact lens version of bifocal or trifocal eyeglasses. While standard (monovision) contacts are mainly for myopia, multifocal contacts give you two or more prescriptions, for example, a prescription for up-close vision like reading at the bottom of the lens and a prescription for distance vision at the top.
Alternatively, your lenses could have concentric rings, with the distance prescription in the center and bands of close-up prescription in bands throughout the lens.
What are scleral contact lenses?
Scleral lenses are extra-large contact lenses for vision problems including dry eyes, keratoconus, or other cornea issues that make you hard-to-fit with standard contact lenses. Because scleral lenses are larger, they're better able to retain moisture in your eyes, and they can stay in place even with corneal irregularities.
Is my child old enough for contact lenses?
Every child may be ready at a different age, so our doctors evaluate your child and discusses contact lenses with both of you to determine when the time is right. Many children start wearing contact lenses at around age 10-12, but some may need to wait a few extra years.
Should I still have eyeglasses if I have contacts?
Yes. It's always wise to have eyeglasses in your correct current prescription. If you develop an eye infection or have any other issue that causes watery, itchy, or inflamed eyes, you'll want to rest your eyes until you're better. Having a pair of eyeglasses also allows you to take occasional contact-lens breaks when you feel like it.
Pine Vision Care can help with even hard-to-fit contact lenses. Book your appointment online or by phone today.