While we carry many brand name contact lenses most people are familiar with or have worn, we encourage our patients to keep an open mind because their individual needs may be better served with a specific "product" rather than a brand.
There are many new types of materials and compositions available today designed for unique applications which may prove more suitable than your current lenses. This is one of the benefits our patients discover when coming to see our Optometrists or Optician-Contact Lens Practioners at Creative Optical.
We can fit patients with all types of contact lenses ranging from soft Silicone Hydrogel lenses to the rigid Gas Permeable lenses (GP/RGP):
Soft Lenses - Soft lenses are comfortable, fit the eye well and pass oxygen through to the eye. The latest Silicon Hydrogels pass even more oxygen than previous types and unlike Gas Permeable(GP) lenses, there is no "adaptation" period.
Multifocal Lenses - Multifocals offer a solution for people who are tired of having to wear reading glasses with their contacts, similar features have been available in eyeglasses.
Toric lenses - Many people have a slight astigmatism, a less than perfect round or "spherical" eye which doesn't effect their ability to wear regular glasses or contacts. For those who have more astigmatism, Toric lenses provide a solution by compensating for the irregular shape providing corrected vision.
Disposable Lenses - These lenses are popular with athletes and children who don't want the hassle of cleaning their lenses and want a fresh lens each day. They come in different compositions and varying change frequencies for different lifestyles.
Gas Permeable Lenses (GP)- Gas Permeables are made of a rigid plastic, but not as stiff as the old "Hard Lenses." Unlike soft lenses they cannot be torn, some say the only way to damage them is to literally step on them. They are long lasting and very resistant to natural deposits forming on them like softer lenses and they a have high oxygen passing ability. Their disadvantage is they are somewhat uncomfortable to wear the first time and can take a few weeks to adapt to.
Eye Dictionary: Eye related medical terms at the Jefferson Eye Surgeons website.