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 or text 215-335-9090 today.
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 or text us at 215-335-9090 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
Acuvue Brand Lenses – Acuvue Oasys, Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism, and Acuvue 1-day Moist
Bausch and Lomb – Ultra and BioTrue One Day
Ciba/Alcon – Focus Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus, Focus Dailies Aqua Comfort Plus Multifocal, Dailies Total 1, Air Optix Aqua, Air Optix for Astigmatism, Air Optix for Presbyopia, Air Optix Focus Night and Day, Air Optix Colors
Coopervision – Biofinity, Biofinity Toric, Biofinity Multifocal, Proclear 1 day, Proclear Toric, Proclear Multifocal
Rigid Gas Permeable Lenses for keratoconus and corneal issues
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. We even have contacts to complete your Halloween costumes! Call or text us at 215-335-9090 and speak to one of our team members if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.