At Cave EyeCare Associates, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrists. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, our doctors 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 recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, your doctor determines 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. At Cave EyeCare Assocaites we use the most advanced automated phoroptors to determine what prescription our patients need.
After determining the level of refractive error, we 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. However, recent developments in daily disposable contact lenses have made contact lens wear with dry eye comfortable. 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. Call us at 325-574-2020 if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
Contact Lens Types
Daily disposable: These soft lenses are replaced every day, they are great for patients with discomfort in their current lenses, dry eye patients, or patients who are looking to wear lenses occasionally.
Soft Contacts: These soft lenses are designed to be replaced either every two weeks or monthly depending on the specific brand.
Rigid gas permeable: These are hard lenses which provide excellent vision and can be used for many corneal diseases to improve vision.
Bifocal Lenses: These new soft lenses provide patients with distance vision as well as clearing up the vision up close so you won’t have to fumble with reading glasses.
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. Call us at 325-574-2020 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.