People choose to wear contact lenses for many reasons, often due to their appearance and practicality. When compared with glasses, contact lenses are less affected by wet weather, do not steam up, and provide a wider field of vision. They are more suitable for a number of sporting activities.
A contact lens (also known simply as contacts for a pair) is a corrective, cosmetic, or therapeutic lens usually placed on the cornea of the eye. Leonardo da Vinci is credited with describing and sketching the first ideas for contact lenses in 1508, but it was more than 300 years later before contact lenses were actually fabricated and worn on the eye.
Rigid, or gas permeable contact lenses were the first contact lenses to be offered to patients as an alternative to glasses. These types of lenses have been around for decades and have evolved tremendously. With their superior optics, many patients desire the crisp and accurate results that these lenses provide.
Modern soft contact lenses were invented by the Czech chemist Otto Wichterle and his assistant Drahoslav Lím, who also invented the first gel used for their production. Some soft contact lenses are tinted a faint blue to make them more visible when immersed in cleaning and storage solutions. Some cosmetic lenses are deliberately colored to alter the appearance of the eye. Some lenses now have a UV protection surface treatment to reduce UV damage to the eye’s natural lens.
Synergeyes Hybrid Lenses such as the Duette and the Duette multi-focal provide patients with superior optics of a rigid or gas permeable contact lens and the comfort associated with a contact lens. To learn more click here to visit our Multi-focal contact lens page.
BIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES
These specialty contact lenses allow the mature patient to see clearly at both distance and near, without having to use the monovision strategy. Many of our patients willing to learn to use this lens have been extremely satisfied with the versatility of their vision: NO more reading glasses!
BREATHEABLE CONTACT LENSES
As doctors, we can finally offer our patients a safe way to sleep in contact lenses. The CIBA Night and Day lens provides more oxygen flow and moisture to the cornea, allowing many of our patients to sleep safely in the lens with more relief from dryness during the day. Ask us about this product!
DAILY DISPOSABLE LENSES
A fresh clean lens every day! The only contact lens labeled for eye allergy sufferers, the daily disposable gives many patients comfortable and convenient use of contact lenses. Children do very well in this lens, they just throw it away at night , no cleaning required!
SynergEyes® Multi-Focal Contact Lens
Here at EYEcenter we recently completed a clinical study in coordination with SynergEyes. Read more about our findings and why we endorse this contact lens by clicking the link here: