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Contact Lenses
 

At Brighton Eye Associates, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. 

We offer a wide variety of contact lenses to meet your specific needs - from daily disposable to specialty contact lenses for hard-to-fit eyes.

Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrist in Brighton. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, our eye doctors will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. 

Some of the contact lenses we provide include:

Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. 

Soft Contacts are considered the most comfortable and are the most frequently prescribed type of contact lens. Soft contacts are available for all types of vision correction, including astigmatism and patients with multifocal needs. You can choose to wear them every day, occasionally, or even overnight.

  • Daily-wear are to be worn everyday, up to 18 hours. They should be removed and cleaned nightly.
  • Extended-wear are to be worn overnight. Choose to wear them consecutively for up to seven nights and up to 30 nights.
  • Daily disposable (single use) are to be worn for one day and then discarded.

Specialty Contact Lenses: They contacts are designed for patients with special needs such as high astigmatism.

  • Gas-permeable contacts or rigid (RGP) contacts offer sharper vision, especially for people with high refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness, etc.) or high astigmatism.
  • Scleral Lenses
  • Hybrid contact lenses have a gas-permeable center surrounded by a soft outer ring

     

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Evaluation

Prior to prescribing contact lenses, our eye doctors determine what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. We may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. 

Corrective Lenses

After determining the level of refractive error, our optometrist works with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. 

To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation or contact lense fitting with our Brighton optometrist, call 303-659-3036 today.
 

Contact Lens Tips

For first time contact lens wearers just learning to apply and remove contact lenses please visit one or both of the following web sites.  El primer link esta disponible en espanol.

http://eyetubeod.com/?v=letimisoh

Please also review the following tips after watching the online video:

KEEP YOUR EYES HEALTHY WITH CONTACT LENSES-CONTACT LENSES ARE MEDICAL VISION CORRECTION DEVICES AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH. NOT FOLLOWING THESE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL EVENTUALLY LEAD TO PAINFUL VISION LOSS.

  • Always wash your hands with lotion free soap before applying or removing your contact lenses
  • Rub gently to clean your lenses in the palm of your hand with solutions even when the solution says no rub
  • Always clean by rubbing when you remove your lenses so the lens is clean when it goes in the case for overnight storage

Use only fresh solutions and never top off old solutions

  • Use fresh solutions, never expired solutions
  • Do not allow the tip of the solution bottle to touch anything or it will get contaminated
  • Clean your contact lens case each day with solution then leave the caps off to air dry the case during the day, with the case turned upside down and well away from the toilet area.

Replace your contact lens case every three months

  • Never use tap water on your contact lenses
  • Do not put your lenses in your mouth
  • Everything in swimming pool water will get into your contact lenses so swim without contacts

Replace your lenses on the schedule the doctor gives you to prevent pink eye and sight damaging corneal ulcers. Do not wait for your eyes to tell you it is time to change your lenses. We brush our teeth to prevent cavities and bleeding gum disease and bad breath. We do not wait until people comment on our breath or feel pain in our tooth to cause us to brush. Eye sight is a precious gift. Change your contact lenses to prevent symptoms not after you have symptoms. You will see better and feel better and stay healthy by following the doctors recommendations on your wearing schedule.

A pair of disposable contact lenses typically costs about 5 to 10 dollars depending on the lens. If you are a contact lens abuser and have a problem such as a corneal ulcer or pink eye, a visit to the eye Dr. and a bottle of antibiotic eye drops will cost at least $175 dollars and often more.

Generic solutions are more harsh on the eye and are not exactly the same as the name brands

Do not sleep in your contact lenses unless the Doctor says that is OK and only for the length of time recommended by the Doctor. Never sleep in contact lenses for more than a week at a time but three days is better.