Contact Lens Specialist/Cumberland:
Arlene Gotay, OD
Dr. Gotay graduated from the School of Optometry in Puerto Rico in 1988 and began a private practice specializing in the fitting of contact lenses. She expanded her skill with contacts while employed with a Corneal Surgeon in Florida from 1992-2006. Dr. Gotay is proficient in the fitting of contact lenses for keratoconus, color deficiency, post surgical patients, and cosmetics as well as routine contact lens fitting. She has expertise in fitting single vision and multifocal/bifocal lenses. Dr. Gotay is available Monday through Friday by appointment.
Cumberland Office Contact Lens:
3225 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30339
404-351-2220, ext. 1016
Rachel has training and certification in contact lens fitting and management, ensuring excellent care and expertise from new contact lens patients to the complicated medical and therapeutic we manage. She has expertise in new contact lens designs including bifocal contacts, sports and recreation lens use, and first-time teen and pediatric lens fits are her specialty. Rachel is available Monday through Friday by appointment.
Marietta Office Contact Lens:
355 Tower Rd, Suite 100
Marietta, GA 30060
Today, more than 30 million people in the United States wear contact lenses in order to see clearly. Contact lenses offer patients the benefit of clear vision without the need of eyeglasses.
Contact Lenses are a very popular option for correcting common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism, as well as presbyopia. They are also a useful therapeutic treatment for certain eye diseases where an irregular corneal shape may blur vision, such as keratoconus or corneal scarring.
Patients who lead an active lifestyle and/or participate in any type of sport or athletic activity such as biking, running, playing tennis or golf, skiing, sailing or really any physical activity, find that wearing contact lenses rather than eyeglasses helps to make these activities even more enjoyable.
Patients who have higher prescriptions often have a difficult time tolerating the optical distortions and reflections caused by eyeglasses. This, in addition to the limited peripheral vision provided by eyeglasses, motivates a great number of people to seek contact lenses. Some patients just prefer to have a more natural appearance and feel that no matter how attractive an eyeglass frame they select, they just look better without wearing glasses.
New contact lens technology is developing and evolving everyday. The Cumberland Office at Eye Consultants of Atlanta is fitting some of the newest and most advanced contact lens technology available. We are currently fitting contact lenses for the following:
Post Surgical Patients [Post Radial Keratotomy (RK), Post Corneal Transplant (PK), Post Retinal Detachment (RD), Aphakia, etc.
Types of Contact Lenses
There are two major categories of contact lenses: Soft Contact Lenses and Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses. Regardless of the type of contacts that you are interested in, they require a thorough examination, a contact lens fitting, and a valid prescription to purchase. Within these two major categories there are a number of types of lenses for solving different vision problems.
Soft Contact Lenses
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses
Contact Lenses for Astigmatism
Cosmetic Contact Lenses
Decorative Contact Lenses
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are made of soft water-containing, flexible plastics, called “hydrogels