Perhaps you are getting contact lenses for the first time. Or, perhaps you have not had a contact lens exam in several years and need to receive one to get a new prescription. In any event, patients can have a thorough contact lens exam and fitting at our office. Our optometric physician is Dr. Dennis J. Delesio. He has expertise in many areas of eye care, as well as being highly experienced in fitting patients with contact lenses – even patients who are hard to fit. If you are planning on getting new contact lenses, you will want to be seen by our Hillside optometrist at our Maplewood Vision Care center.
After our optometrist has performed a complete contact lens exam and fitting, he will talk to you about the different types of contact lenses available. There are many different types of contact lenses manufactured today and many offer different benefits for different vision situations. Today most patients wear soft contact lenses because these lenses are very comfortable and extremely easy to get used to. Even patients with astigmatism can find comfortable and effective soft contact lenses. However, our Hillside optometrist will still prescribe gas permeable lenses (hard lenses) for some patients, as they may still provide sharper vision in certain cases of severe nearsightedness or astigmatism.
Soft contact lenses also come in a variety of types for the consumer. Our optometrist will talk to you about which contact lenses will work best with your lifestyle. Daily wear lenses are contact lenses that are worn during the day and are then removed at night for cleaning. This will also give time for the eyes to rest. You do not sleep in these contact lenses. If you are interested in getting contact lenses that you can sleep in, there are extended wear contacts. These contacts can be worn many days at a time without needing to be removed for cleaning. Today there are also disposable contact lenses which are worn once for a short period of time such as a day, and then thrown away; the lens wearer will always have a fresh new pair of contact lenses to wear. We even offer color changing lenses which allow patients to have it appear as though the color of their eyes have changed. These lenses can be either vision correcting or non-vision correcting in nature. However, prescriptions are still needed to ensure proper fit of these lenses, even if they do not offer vision correction. If you would like to see our Hillside optometrist for a contact lens exam and fitting, contact our office today.