Glasses - People with refractive error frequently have blurry vision. Refractive error can by corrected with glasses or contact lenses.
Myopia: When the optics are too powerful for the length of the eyeball one has myopia or nearsightedness.
Hyperopia: When the optics are too weak for the length of the eyeball, one has hyperopia or farsightedness.
Astigmatism: People with a simple astigmatic refractive error see contours of a particular orientation as blurred, but see contours with orientations at right angles as clear. When one has a cylindrical error, one has astigmatism.
Presbyopia: When the flexibity of the lens declines typically due to age. Individual would experience difficulty in reading small print. This causes the individual to need visual assistance such as bifocal lenses.
Contact Lenses -
|Daily Disposable - Contact lenses designed to be thrown away at the end of every day.Daily Disposable contact lenses represent the ultimate in convenience – wear them for a day and then throw them away. Dailies are the ideal contact lens for busy people who don’t have time to clean and care for their contacts. Doctors say daily lenses are the healthiest contacts you can wear and are ideal for those with allergies.|
|1-2 Week Disposable - Contact lenses scheduled to be discarded after 1-2 weeks|
|1-3 Months Disposable- Contact lenses scheduled for replacement every 1-3 months|
|Conventional (Vial) - Contact lenses designed to be worn daily for up to a year|
|Colored and Tinted- Color contact lenses allow you to correct your vision along with your eye color at the same time. All color contact lenses require a prescription but even if you don’t need vision correction, ask your doctor about 0.00, or plano contacts, so you can get the benefit of changing your eye color without the corrective prescription.|
|Toric- Contact lenses designed for people with astigmatism. Toric contacts can be found in a range of styles including daily, weekly, monthly, or colored contact lens|
|Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP)- Now known as Oxygen Permeable (OP) Contact Lenses|
|Bifocal and Multifocal -Bifocal contacts are a great option for people who need a different prescription for distance viewing than they do for reading and other close-up work.|