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Contact lenses correct your vision and are easy to wear. Which contact lens type you choose depends upon your needs, your vision and your comfort and convenience goals.

Thanks to the advances in optical technology, almost everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. This includes patients with astigmatism and also those who prefer bifocal or multifocal lenses. At Forest Hills Eye, we offer all types and brands of contact lenses specifically fitted for each individual's needs. It is very important that your lenses are fitted correctly based on your prescription, eye shape and specific needs.

Listed below are the types of lenses we carry in our store.

Soft Contact Lenses:

Soft contact lenses are the most commonly prescribed due to the fact that they are extremely comfortable. Soft contacts are now available for patients with astigmatism and dry eyes and can now even change the color of your eyes. Soft contact lenses include:

  • Daily Wear: These can be worn up to 12 hours but must be removed and cleaned at night
  • Extended Wear: These can be worn on a more flexible schedule than daily wear
  • Disposable: These are meant to be worn for a short time and then discarded
  • Color-Changing: These can change the color of your eyes even if vision correction is not needed

Hard Contact Lenses:

Also called rigid or gas-permeable lenses, hard contact lenses offer sharper vision and can correct nearsightedness or astigmatism.

Contact Lens Exam:

Thanks to the advances in optical technology, almost everyone is a candidate for contact lens use. This includes patients with astigmatism and also those who prefer bifocal or multifocal lenses. At Forest Hills Eye, we offer all types and brands of contact lenses specifically fitted for each individual's needs. It is very important that your lenses are fitted correctly based on your prescription, eye shape and specific needs.

Something to keep in mind...

It takes time for most people to become accustomed to wearing contact lenses. This is completely normal and to be expected. Our trained professionals in our Forest Hills Eye store can show you easy insertion techniques to make contact lens wear comfortable -- many times, even the same day.

In the unlikely event you decide contact lenses aren't the right choice for you, we will refund the contact lens cost minus the cost of the exam. Or we can apply that credit towards any pair of eyeglasses available in our store. Because of the medical nature of contact lenses, some restrictions do apply. Be sure to ask our associates for details.

There are two ways to categorize contact lenses - "wear type" and "tint type." Most wear types of contact lenses come in most tint types, and vice versa. A quick introduction to contact lenses follows below - if you have any questions, one of our associates will be happy to help you.

Call or visit the Forest Hills Eye near you for more information.

This contact lens type offers far more benefits:
  • Discarded after 1 - 2 weeks.
  • Require less care than soft lenses
  • Frequent replacement reduces risk
  • Reduced risk for illiness & infection
  • Much more comfortable to wear.

Daily Wear Soft

Daily wear soft lenses are also worn during the day and removed at night. However, these lenses will typically last six months to a year depending on the prescribed wear schedule. Because these contact lenses are handled for a longer period of time, lost or torn lenses are more probable. Those who need correction for astigmatism can wear toric lenses.

Extended Wear Soft

Extended soft wear lenses may be able to be worn during the night as well. However, it is important to closely follow the prescribed wear schedule. Because these lenses are handled less often, the risk of tearing or loss is somewhat reduced. These lenses are generally thinner than daily wear soft lenses and must be handled in a more gentle fashion.

Programmed Replacement Soft

With these lenses, the wearer will wear the contact lenses daily for one to three months before discarding them. The optometrist will prescribe a wearing schedule.

Gas Permeable

For patients with astigmatism, gas permeable contact lenses may be prescribed. Gas permeable lenses allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea. Because these lenses are made of a semi-rigid, silicon-based plastic, the lens can be more difficult to adjust. Wearers can expect it to take about three weeks of wear to become comfortable with the feel of the lens on the eye.

Tint Type Characteristics

Clear lenses can be difficult to see when cleaning and placing in the eyes.

Visibility Tint, also called Handling Tint

These contact lenses are made with a very light tint (typically blue) to make handling and cleaning easier. The tint does not affect your vision and won't change your eye color.

Enhancing Tint

These contact lenses are made to enhance a similar colored eye. If your eyes are light blue, a blue-enhancing tint lens will make your eye color appear darker and more intense. Your actual vision is not tinted, as the pupil, the central part you see through, is clear. If the enhancing tint lens is chosen well, others will not notice you are wearing a tinted contact lens.

Opaque

An opaque tinted contact lens actually changes the color of your eye. The colored lens blocks out the iris of your eye (the colored part) to change the color of your eye. Opaque lenses can change your eye color from brown to blue, for example. Your vision is not affected by an opaque lens as the pupil area of the lens remains clear.

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