Contact lenses, like eyeglasses or LASIK, can correct your nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Americans who need vision correction, about 20 percent wear contact lenses. While some people enjoy making a fashion statement with eyeglasses, others prefer their appearance without them. Contact lenses can achieve this. Contact lenses can also provide a full field of unobstructed vision, which is great for sports.
Contact lenses have been around for more than a hundred years. During that time, many advancements have allowed just about everyone to wear contact lenses. If you were told in the past that you couldn’t wear contact lenses, odds are that’s not true today. There are more convenient and healthy contact lens options than ever.
If you’re new to contact lenses, your first step is to see a one of our contact lens experts. In the United States, contact lenses are a prescription item, just like pharmaceuticals. They must be prescribed and properly fitted by an eye care professional. Our experts will evaluate your visual needs, your eye structure, and your tears to help determine the best type of lens for you.