CONTACT LENS FITTING AND CORNEAL EVALUATION
Dr. Patel fits regular and specialty contact lenses to change how you see the world. Don’t think you are a candidate for contact lenses? He fits difficult prescriptions and special eyes, so be sure to ask at your next appointment if contact lenses are right for you!
Soft Lenses - These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.
Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses - Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.
Multifocal Lenses - In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses.
Color Contact Lenses - Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes.
Silicone Hydrogels - Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are comparable to GP lenses.