Are you thinking about getting contact lenses for the first time? Or, are you already a contact lens wearer but need a new prescription for your contacts? If the answer to either of these questions is “yes,” you will want to visit our Union NJ optometrist at Maplewood Vision Care.
At our practice, Maplewood Vision Care, our outstanding optometric physician is Dr. Dennis J. Delesio. Dr. Delesio is extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular diseases as well as in expertly providing comprehensive eye exams and contact lens fittings. Our Union NJ optometrist treats all of our patients with the highest standards of expert care and concern. When you want to get contact lenses, our eye doctor will be sure to accurately determine the correct fitting lens and refractive prescription, and then talk with you to determine which kind of contact lens will work best for you.
Our Union NJ optometrist will let you know about the different lens options that are available to work well with your prescription needs and lifestyle. There are many different contact lens types and brands available today, and some may fit your needs better than others. If you have astigmatism in your eyes, Dr. Delesio will most likely recommend either toric soft lenses or rigid gas permeable (hard) lenses. However, today most patients do choose to work with soft-lenses because they are much easier to get used to, more comfortable to wear, and available in different varieties. Soft contact lenses are also available as multi-focal lenses, combining vision correction with bi-focal prescriptions. Soft lenses can be: daily wear lenses to be worn up to 18 hours and removed at night for cleaning and to rest the eyes; extended wear lenses that can be worn overnight for several days; disposable lenses that are thrown out after one wear – the wearer always has a fresh pair of contacts; and color changing lenses for patients who want it to appear that the color of their eyes has changed. However, there are times when hard contact lenses may offer sharper vision for patients with severe nearsightedness or astigmatism. If you would like to be seen by our optometrist, contact our office today.