Contact Lenses Specialist

Eye 2 Eye Vision Center

Matthew Gada, OD

Optometrist located in Williamsburg, VA

If your eyes are one of your best facial features and you’d like to show them off, but you don’t have perfect vision, contact lenses are a popular way to see clearly without hiding them behind a bulky pair of glasses. Eye 2 Eye Vision Center in Williamsburg, Virginia, offers customizable contact lenses for any level of near- or farsightedness. To find your prescription and give contact lenses a try, call or schedule an appointment online at Eye 2 Eye Vision Center today.

Contact Lenses

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are a form of vision correction that, unlike eyeglasses, are inserted directly into your eyes. Your optometrist examines your eyes to find the prescription that you need, and your contact lenses are custom-made to correct your specific vision problems. Contact lenses can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism.

When choosing your contact lenses, you’ll have several options. You can opt for soft or hard lenses. Soft lenses are more comfortable to wear but come with a higher chance of infection. Hard lenses are longer lasting and more durable than soft contact lenses. However, they are more prone to damage and can be difficult to get used to.

What are the benefits of choosing contact lenses over glasses?

Even though contact lenses require more maintenance than eyeglasses, they have many benefits that keep patients coming back for renewed prescriptions. Some benefits of choosing contact lenses over glasses are:

  • They allow a wider field of vision with full peripherals
  • They don’t inhibit movement or activities
  • They don’t fog up
  • Some types of lenses can correct misshapen corneas
  • They don’t make your eyes appear magnified
  • They don’t put pressure on your ears or the bridge of your nose
  • Different-colored lenses are available

When choosing your method of vision correction, it’s important to keep in mind that you’ll need to keep your contact lenses clean and follow all instructions on how to maintain them. You’ll need to replace them frequently to ensure that your eyes do not get infected.

What types of contact lenses are available?

In addition to choosing hard or soft lenses, a host of other options are available for contact lenses. Your optometrist makes some of the decisions for you depending on your prescription and needs. Types of contact lenses include:

  • Keratoconus-correcting contacts (Keratoconus is a condition involving a bulging cornea)
  • Multifocal or bifocal contacts
  • Colored contacts
  • Daily wear contacts
  • Extended wear contacts

Your optometrist helps you navigate the options for contact lenses depending on your lifestyle, preferences, and optical needs. Some contact lenses require more care and attention than others. Some are long-lasting, while others are disposable and require frequent replacement.

If you’re interested in exploring your options for contact lenses, call or schedule an appointment online at Eye 2 Eye Vision Center today.