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Jacksonville, FL

Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are a popular choice for vision correction. Contact lenses don’t fog up like glasses, and they won’t fall or slip when playing sports or working out. Additionally, some people who need vision correction prefer not to wear eyeglasses because they like how they look without them. Whether you’ve been wearing contact lenses for some time or considering them, we can help!  

Types of contact lenses we offer 

Soft lenses are the most common type of contact lenses, and they are available in both daily and extended wear schedules. These lenses are made of soft plastics that allow oxygen to pass through to the cornea, keeping your eyes comfortable and healthy. 

While soft contact lenses are popular, not everyone can wear them comfortably. Certain eye conditions like keratoconus or astigmatism can make it difficult to wear standard contact lenses, which is why we offer specialty contact lenses:  

Orthokeratology lenses

Also known as ortho-k lenses, these lenses temporarily reshape your cornea while you sleep, allowing you to see clearly when you remove them in the morning. They are perfect for people who don’t want to wear lenses during the day and those with mild to moderate myopia (nearsightedness).

Rigid gas permeable contact lenses

Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses offer better vision clarity and are more durable than soft lenses. They are made of a breathable material that allows oxygen to reach your eyes. These lenses are ideal for patients with mild to severe astigmatism, keratoconus, or irregular corneas. 

Scleral contact lenses

Scleral lenses are a great option for people with irregular corneas due to an eye condition or recent eye surgery. These lenses are larger than traditional contacts, covering the entire cornea and resting on the white part of the eye (or the sclera). They also create a reservoir of tears and fluid between the lens and the cornea, making them an effective treatment for dry eye.

Multifocal lenses 

Multifocal lenses are contact lenses that have multiple prescriptions to correct your vision at near, intermediate, and far distances. They have different “zones” on the lens, with each zone containing a different prescription power. Multifocal lenses are ideal for people who already have nearsightedness and then develop presbyopia, a condition where the eyes gradually lose the ability to focus on nearby objects. 

Cosmetic lenses 

Cosmetic lenses are designed to enhance your natural eye color or change your eye’s appearance. They come in a range of colors, including natural shades like blue and green or more dramatic colors like purple and pink. All contact lenses are considered medical devices, which means you need to obtain a prescription before purchasing cosmetic lenses, even if you don’t need vision correction. This ensures the lenses fit comfortably and don’t affect your eye health.  

Toric contact lenses

Toric contact lenses are specially designed to correct astigmatism, which is an irregular curvature of the cornea or lens. These lenses come in both soft and gas permeable options and offer a more personalized fit.  

Monovision lenses 

Monovision lenses are an effective solution for people who have presbyopia, or the gradual loss of your eyes’ ability to focus on objects up close, as well as another vision problem like nearsightedness. Monovision works by correcting one eye for near vision and the other eye for distance vision.  

Hybrid lenses 

Hybrid lenses combine the benefits of both soft and gas permeable lenses in one unique lens. They have a soft border for maximum comfort and a rigid center for excellent vision correction.  

Schedule a contact lens exam in Jacksonville 

Our eye doctors in Jacksonville are experts at making sure your contacts fit comfortably and help you see your best. Book an eye exam with us today and let us know if you’re interested in contact lenses.