Contact Lenses in Atlanta
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, 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 in Atlanta for the following:
- Dry Eye
- Irregular Cornea
- 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
- Scleral Lenses
- Hybrid Lenses
- Cosmetic Contact Lenses
- Decorative Contact Lenses
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are made of soft water-containing, flexible plastics, and can be worn for different time durations depending on design. Some are single day and others may be worn up to several weeks.