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 skilled in the fitting of specialty contact lenses for corneal conditions such as keratoconus, post-surgery, post-injury, and cosmetics as well as routine contact lens fitting. She has expertise in fitting scleral lenses, as well as single vision and multifocal/bifocal lenses. Dr. Gotay is available Monday through Friday by appointment.
Cumberland Office Contact Lens: 3225 Cumberland Blvd, Suite 175 Atlanta, GA 30339 404-351-2220, ext. 1016 ContactLens@EyeConsultants.net
Katie has training and certification in contact lens fitting and management, and ensures excellent care for every patient, from new first-time contact lens users to those requiring solutions for diseases as well as other specialty cases. She has expertise in new contact lens designs including bifocal contacts, sports, and recreation lens use. She fits lenses for keratoconus, as well as corneal disease and post-transplant patients. Katie is also experienced in fitting infants who have had cataract surgery and is available Monday through Friday by appointment.
Marietta Office Contact Lens: 355 Tower Rd, Suite 100 Marietta, GA 30060 770-427-7315
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