Optique Boutique 20/20 has many options for contact lenses.
Patients who lead active lifestyles and participate in sports or various athletic activities, such as running, swimming, biking, tennis, golf, softball, skiing or sailing have found that wearing contact lenses and being free of eyeglasses while participating in physical activities, helps to make these activities even more enjoyable with an added advantage of greater peripheral acuity.
Often patients with higher prescriptions do not like the optical distortions and reflections associated with thicker eyeglass lenses. Their eyes and facial features may appear distorted behind thicker eyeglass lenses. For patients with a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide crisper more enhanced vision than eyeglasses, while maintaining a glasses free more natural look.
A comprehensive eye examination, contact lens evaluation and contact lens fitting by Dr. Treski, will determine whether you are a good candidate to wear contact lenses. Since most patients can wear more than one type of contact lens, it is important to know what your choices are and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Dr Treski can recommend the best contact lens for both your work and leisure visual needs. Some of the factors Dr. Treski considers to determine the best lens design that’s right for you is the strength and type of your prescription, the need for bifocals for reading or computer use, your lifestyle, your general health and eye health, the effect that any of your current medications may have, your age, and any history of amblyopia or strabismus. At Optique Boutique 20/20 we are pleased to offer the best possible lens materials and fitting techniques to allow our patients a safe and comfortable contact lens wearing experience.
Whether you need Soft Contact Lenses, Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses, Contact Lenses for Astigmatism, Extended Wear Contact Lenses, Disposable Contact Lenses, Specialty Contact Lenses to change the color of your eyes or you’re just planning to replace the current Contact Lenses you are using, we are pleased to offer expert consultation and recommendations tailored to your needs. We welcome hard-to-fit patients who were previously unsuccessful in wearing contacts, specifically persons with astigmatism that require toric lenses and/or progressive prescriptions that require multifocal contact lenses.
Depending upon how long you are able to wear your contact lenses will depend upon the type of lens selected from the recommendations provided by Dr. Treski. After your contact lens examination and contact lens fitting Dr. Treski is dedicated to find the best contact lens to suit your needs. It is important to remember how comfortable a pair of contact lenses are the eyes need to rest. For this reason it is necessary to have a backup or emergency pair of prescription eyeglasses no matter whether you wear extended wear lenses or any other type of contact lens.
Most daily wear and extended soft contact lenses prescribed by your eye health doctor have a "planned replacement schedule" that specifies when the lens should be discarded. Dr. Treski will give you instructions on how frequently your contact lenses must be replaced based on your tear film specimen, the frequency in which you remove your lenses and how fast protein deposits build up on the lenses even after cleaning and disinfection. True "disposable daily wear contact lenses" are discarded after being worn only once and replaced by a new pair of lenses. Extended wear lenses must always be cleaned and disinfected before every reuse. This is necessary to protect your eye health and ensure that the continued wear of your contacts are both safe and comfortable.
To maintain a successful contact lens wearing experience, your eyes should be examined at least once a year to ensure there are no adverse changes in your eye health from contact lens wear. For your safety and eye health maintenance, the FDA considers contact lenses to be a medical device that must be supervised and prescribed by your eye care professional. Federal regulations stipulate that a contact lens prescription is valid for only one year, with the exception that your eye care professional may determine that the expiration date should be less than one year based upon your eye health status.
CONTACT LENS OPTIONS:
The first choice when considering contact lenses is which lens material will best satisfy your needs.
- SOFT CONTACT LENSES
Soft lenses are very comfortable to wear and must be replaced daily, biweekly or monthly depending on the type you choose. One day lenses are convenient for both the full time wearer or part time wearer. The daily chore of soaking and cleaning is eliminated with One Day Only lenses that are discarded after each daily use, making them a great alternative for young wearers or patients with busy lifestyles. They are also popular because they are a very healthy modality with less infections and irritations than other types of contact lenses. When the lenses are thrown away after one day the lens does not have a chance to build up protein, calcium, lipids or mucous. This is allows the patient to place a fresh new lens in daily that is pristine and comfortable. Soft Daily Wear Contact Lenses are made of soft, gel-like water containing, flexible plastics, called "hydrogels", that allow more oxygen to pass through to the cornea to maintain eye health and clarity. A newer type of Soft Contact Lens made of a "silicone hydrogel" material allows even greater oxygen transfer to reach the cornea than any previous soft contact lens, adding additional safety and comfort. Because soft lenses fit close to the eye, they are difficult to accidentally dislodge, providing a great alternative for sports and active lifestyles. Soft contact lenses can accommodate most prescriptions including patients with astigmatism. Because soft contact lenses are soft, thin and flexible, patients find it easier than ever to adapt to them and enjoy their comfort.
- GAS PERMEABLE LENSES
Made of moderately flexible plastic, GP or RGP lenses are rigid, but porous enough to allow oxygen to pass through them and into the cornea. Because GP lenses are permeable to oxygen, they fit closer to the eye making them more comfortable than conventional hard lenses, yet still offering sharper vision than experienced with soft lenses. Although GP lenses provide sharper optics and greater durability over soft or silicone hydrogel lenses, due to the rigid lens material used in the manufacture of the GP lens, they usually require a longer adaptation period and regular wear to maintain consistent comfort.
- MULTIFOCAL CONTACT LENSES
Multifocal lenses offer both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal or progressive lenses. Bifocal contact lenses are advanced soft contacts that contain different zones for near and far vision to correct both presbyopia and astigmatism, so that you don’t always have to wear bifocal or progressive eyeglass lenses. Eventually age catches up to all of us, however, multifocal contact lenses can turn back the hands of time to provide you with a glasses-free alternative, even after developing astigmatism upon reaching the age of 40.
- COLOR CONTACT LENSES
Many of the contact lenses described above can also be customized to completely change your eye color or simply enhance the natural color of your eyes with a flair of intensified detail. Your blue eyes can become sapphire blue or you can make your green eyes take on a deeper green, like emeralds. Other colored lenses can totally change your eye color from brown to even blue. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for light and dark eyes. You may want to capture your true passions, live in the moment or simply want to change your appearance every now and then. Get noticed and discover that variety can be the spice of life!