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CONTACT LENSES

 

At Modern Optometry, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist, Dr. Verna. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, she will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with Dr. Verna or our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.

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Evaluation

Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Verna will determine what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. Dr. Verna may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation, call 215-335-9090 today.

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Verna will work with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions.

Contact lenses are not an easy solution for every person suffering with vision problems. Some eye conditions make wearing contacts a difficult proposition. However, it does not rule out wearing contact lenses altogether. It just means patients need to discuss options with their eye care provider and obtain specialized hard to fit contacts for their specific vision problems.

Call us at 215-335-9090 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.

 
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