Contact Lens Clinic

    • General Information about Contact Lenses

      General Information about Contact Lenses

      Contact lenses are prescription medical devices that are worn on the cornea of the eye. In order to prescribe contact lenses an eye doctor must evaluate the health of the eye, determine the proper contact lens prescription based on each individual patient's different glasses prescription, vision needs, corneal health and curvature and examine the contact lens on the eye to ensure proper alignment with the cornea. A contact lens evaluation is a separate part of...Read More

    • Soft Contact Lenses

      Soft Contact Lenses

      Soft contact lenses are made of materials that hold water. They are available in a wide variety of designs. Innovations in lens manufacturing allow for almost any prescription to be made into a soft contact lens. Characteristics of soft contact lenses: Easier to adapt to than gas permeable contact lenses Available in many designs and almost any prescription Good vision for most prescriptions, however, some prescriptions (like high astigmatism) may give variable vision as the contact...Read More

    • Firm or Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

      Firm or Gas Permeable Contact Lenses

      Introduced first in the 1940s, firm contact lenses have evolved dramatically. Today's lenses are made of materials that allow more oxygen to reach the eye surface, or cornea. For this reason they are called rigid gas permeable contact lenses. Characteristics of gas permeable contact lenses: Individually designed and created for each patient based on their specific eye measurements Often allow more oxygen to the eye than many soft contact lenses Provide crisper vision than many soft...Read More

    • Disposable or Frequent Replacement Contact Lenses

      Disposable or Frequent Replacement Contact Lenses

      Technically, disposable contact lenses are those that are worn only once and then thrown away. These type of contact lenses are called daily replacement contact lenses or dailies. However, this term has come to refer to any type of contact lens that is replaced on a regular basis. The most common replacement schedules are every two weeks and every one month but quarterly replacement contact lenses also available. Since a contact lens rests directly on...Read More

    • Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

      Contact Lenses for Astigmatism

      Contact lenses are not all made the same. Standard contact lenses correct for either nearsightedness (myopia) or farsightedness (hyperopia). These lenses are "spherical", containing one uniform power across the lens. But for those persons who have corneas with astigmatism, a condition causing light to focus on more than one point behind the cornea, specialized contact lenses are needed. Toric contact lenses are lenses that contain both a curvature to correct for myopia or hyperopia as...Read More

    • Contact Lenses for Patients Over 40

      Contact Lenses for Patients Over 40

      Patients who are over 40 years old develop "presbyopia", which is an inability to focus at things up close due to changes of the lens inside the eye. Since patients with presbyopia often are nearsighted or farsighted as well, contact lenses have been designed to correct both for distance and near vision. They are called bifocal or multifocal contact lenses, depending on the design. Many designs of bifocal and multifocal contact lenses are available today....Read More

    • Keys to Successful Contact Lens Wear

      Keys to Successful Contact Lens Wear

      Click here for a video on proper soft contact lens care and insertion and removal technique. Recommendations for Contact Lens Wearers from the American Optometric Association Always wash your hands before handling contact lenses. Carefully and regularly clean contact lenses, as directed by your optometrist. Rub the contact lenses with fingers and rinse thoroughly before soaking lenses overnight in sufficient contact lens solution to completely cover the lens. Store lenses in the proper lens storage case...Read More

    • Contact Lens Dictionary

      Contact Lens Dictionary

      GENERAL EYE DEFINITIONS Cornea:  the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris (the colored part of the eye) and the pupil.  Contact lenses are placed on the cornea. Myopia: nearsightedness.  The eye is too long or the cornea is too curved and the light rays focus in front of the retina, causing blur.  It is corrected with minus powered lenses. Hyperopia:  farsightedness.  The eye is too short or the cornea is not...Read More

    • Menicon

      Menicon's Webstore

      Get your Menicon contact lens products shipped directly to you!  Click here to go to Menicon's webstore.  Enter 005-461-A for the Starter Code on the log-in page. Read More