Have you ever wondered what those numbers on your eyeglass prescription actually mean? Although reading an eye chart is a fairly simple test, it provides a very accurate way to measure your visual ...View Article
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Contact lenses can offer significant benefits to many patients who need to wear glasses on a regular basis, and today's contact lens styles and features mean more people than ever can wear contacts comfortably and safely to improve their vision. Dr. Duong and Dr. Dooley are both considered a top-ranked optometrist in Meridian, offering comprehensive contact lens exams and fittings as well as a wide range of corrective and cosmetic lenses from leading brands.
Just like with glasses, getting contact lenses means you'll need to have an exam using special instruments and vision tests to determine the amount of correction you'll need in order to see clearly. But unlike an eyeglasses exam, a contact lens exam will use special instruments to carefully evaluate and measure the cornea, the clear surface portion of the eye where the contact lens will rest. Corneal measurements are made using a device called a keratometer. Precise measurement of the corneal curvature is essential to ensure the best fit and optimal vision. Your exam will also reveal if you have a condition like dry eye syndrome or chronic allergies, in which case contact lenses may not be the best solution for your needs.
Once you're determined to be a good candidate for contacts, you and the doctor will discuss your lens options. Lenses may be soft or rigid gas permeable depending on your vision needs, and you'll also be able to choose from a variety of wear options, including daily contacts that can be thrown away after a single use and contacts that can be used for a week or month before they need to be thrown away. Hard to fit contacts and specialty lenses such as bifocal lenses are also available.
Most contact lenses need to be very carefully cleaned between each use using special contact lens solutions. Cleaning helps keep the lenses in good shape, and it also helps prevent serious eye infections and corneal damage. Because they can be thrown away after a single use, daily contacts (also called disposable contact lenses) eliminate this need, and every day, a fresh pair is worn. Many patients find daily contacts to be an especially convenient option compared to longer-wear lenses.
Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian offers the broadest selection of contact lenses from the most reputable brands, featuring a wide array of popular styles and brands in stock at our practice as well as special order lenses and hard-to-fit contacts. Some of the brands we offer include:
Air Optix Aqua
Air Optix Night & Day
Air Optix Aqua Comfort Dailies Plus
Acuvue One Day Moist
Acuvue Oasys One Day
We also carry cosmetic and prosthetic lenses designed to camouflage irregularities in eye color or to completely transform the color of your eyes.
Primary Eyecare and Optical of Meridian is a leading Meridian optometrist practice offering the widest selection of lenses and comprehensive exam and fitting services for the highest levels of patient satisfaction. To schedule your exam, call 601-485-2020 today.