Contacts are our specialty!
- Gas permeable contact lenses.
- Soft Contacts, Daily, 2 week, & 1 month disposables.
- Bifocal Contacts
- Astigmatisms Contacts
- Contact Lenses and health of eye needs to be monitored yearly by the doctor.
- Health and evaluation
The Health and evaluation includes:
- Contact Lens Fitting – The doctor will take specific measurements of your eye for proper contact lens fit
- Contact Lens Evaluation – Will check to be sure contact fits the eye correctly and the prescription is accurate
- Contact Lens Dispensing – One of our contact lens specialists will dispense the contact lens trials. For new contact lens wearers, we will take the time to teach you how to properly handle the contacts and solutions.
- Follow-up Appointments – For new contact lens wearers we will always do a follow-up to be sure you are comfortable with handling the contacts and prescription check to be sure you are seeing at your best. For all wearers, there is a 90-day warranty. After the 90 days a new health and evaluation will need to be performed.
FAQ’s About Contact Lenses
Q. Who can wear contact lenses? At what age can you start?
A. Contact lenses are available for just about any prescription. They can correct your astigmatism with toric lenses, and presbyopia with multifocal lenses to have crisp near, intermediate, and distance vision.
Numerous studies have found that children as young as eight years of age can adapt to, handle and care for contacts. Maturity, personal hygiene and motivation on the part of the young person are important factors to consider when assessing suitability for contact lens wear.
Q. I have dry eyes, can I wear contact lenses:
A. Dry eyes are very common and need to be treated aggressively otherwise complications can occur. All patients at Broadway Vision Center are checked for dry eyes. If diagnosed with severe dry eye, medications like Restasis are prescribed. Some patients may just need specialty lenses such as One-Day disposables, but for other patients it may be the combination of the specialty lenses along with prescription medications and/or daily lubricating drops.
Q. Can a contact lens get lost behind my eye?
A. No! At worst, you might have trouble finding it under your upper eyelid if you rub your eye and dislodge the lens from its proper position. If necessary, your eye care practitioner can help you locate and remove the lens.
Important Information to remember when wearing contacts:
- You MUST always wash your hands before handling contacts!
- Do not share your contact lenses, solutions, or case with anyone!
- Use only the doctor recommended brand of contact lens solution. Mixing and Matching can cause harm to your eyes
- Follow the recommended wearing schedule
- Change them as stated: either daily, bi-weekly, or monthly
- Do NOT sleep in contacts unless they are extended wear contact lenses
- Swimming and Hot Tub use is not recommended, unless you have daily disposables