Specialty Contact Lens Care
Contact Lens Information
Soft Contact Lenses
Today, most patients choose to be fit in soft contact lenses. As a result, there are hundreds of brands available. So how does a patient choose? In most cases, the doctor simply picks their favorite lens for the patient. The problem is that the doctor's favorite may not be the best lens choice for the patient. At Premier Eye Care, we find out what you want your contacts to do for you and help you choose the best available lens based on our years of fitting experience.
We fit some of the most popular brands of contacts, such as Acuvue, Air Optix and Biofinity, but can help you with alternative brands that may help you see more clearly or wear your lenses more comfortably. At Premier Eye Care, you won't be forced to wear the lenses we want. You will wear the lenses you want.
Gas Permeable Lenses
While gas permeable lenses are not fit as often as they were a few years ago, due to the comfort of the newer soft lenses, some patients still prefer them or need them for medical reasons. Both Dr. Kister and Dr. Criswell were trained to fit gas permeable lenses by one of the most preeminent educators on the topic. Whether you simply prefer the crisper vision a gas permeable lens provides or you have a medical condition, such as keratoconus, you can be sure that our doctors will take the time to help you obtain the best vision and most comfort your lenses can provide.
Like soft lenses, new technology in gas permeable lenses allow you to choose from lens brands that fit your visual needs. Regardless if you are sixteen and play soccer, a firefighter and need to sleep in your lenses or a baby boomer and need bifocal vision, gas permeable lenses can help you see clearer than you have ever seen before.
Corneal Refractive Therapy
Wouldn't it be great if your nearsightedness could be corrected while you sleep? It might sound far-fetched, but it's a reality for some people. It's called corneal refractive therapy. Here's how it works: When you sleep, you wear special contact lenses that gently reshape the surface of your eye, so you can see clearly even after you remove the lenses. The procedures can be performed on practically anyone of any age, as long as their eyes are healthy. Corneal refractive therapy holds particular appeal for people who participate in sports, or who work in dusty, dirty environments that can cause problems for regular contact lenses. Because corneal refractive therapy offers similar benefits to LASIK, it's also appealing to adolescents and teens, who are not yet eligible for LASIK.