Contact Lenses in Spring Branch and Houston TX Area
Vision Source Westview offers many options for contact lenses.
Reasons to have contacts or try them for the first time
- free from glasses look; nothing sitting on your face
- ability to wear non-prescription sunwear, safety glasses/goggles
- convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses.
- high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses.
- replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
Silicone Hydrogel Soft Contact
Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability, excellent anti-dryness technology and sharp HD vision optics
These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type discussed with the Doctor. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge.
These contacts allow a patient to use one eye for distance and one eye for up-close for patients who have entered their 40’s. This is a good set-up depending on the needs of the patient and a recommendation from the Doctor. The upside to these contacts are they are generally less expensive than multifocal lenses but the biggest drawback is that there can be a longer adaptation period.
Multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction similar to that of progressive/no line bifocal wearers that simulates more natural vision. Multifocal lenses help patients see far and upclose at the same time and allow for easier adaptation than monovision contacts.
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.
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. These lenses may benefit patients with previous LASIK surgery, patients with Keratoconus, or patients with extremely high prescriptions.