Contact Lenses From Our Mt. Pleasant Eye Doctor
There are many types of contact lenses available in the market today, ranging from different eye colors, designs, or contacts for dry eyes, astigmatism or hard to fit lenses. If you are interested in convenient contact lenses for refractive error correction, look no further than the office of H. Arnold Papernick OD, your home for Mt. Pleasant contact lenses.
Why Choose Contact Lenses?
Many people choose contact lenses simply because they don't like how they look in glasses. For others, it is all about practicality. Contact lenses are a logical choice for individuals who play sports or who engage in other vigorous activities that might lead to glasses flying off and/or becoming damaged. Other individuals enjoy switching between glasses and contacts to suit different situations. Contact lenses also make an attractive alternative to the more invasive and permanent strategy of undergoing LASIK refractive correction surgery.
Contact Lens Exams and Options From Our Mt. Pleasant PA Eye Doctor
Once your corrective lens prescription has been determined from your comprehensive eye exam and vision test, our Mt. Pleasant PA eye doctor, Dr. Papernick, will perform additional evaluations in a contact lens exam. This exam includes all the factors that might affect your choices among the many types of contact lenses currently available.
In addition to measuring your corneas, pupils, and iris to make sure your contacts will fit perfectly, we will also discuss how eye conditions such as GPC (giant papillary conjunctivitis), dry eye and keratoconus (a cone-shaped corneal deformation caused by weak corneal tissue) may influence the final choice. We will also talk with you about how long you prefer to wear your contacts, how much time you can devote to their cleaning and care, and whether a particular refractive condition may call for a specific type of lens. For example:
Presbyopia: if you have presbyopia, you will want multifocal lenses that can correct both near and distance vision.
Astigmatism: sufferers can benefit from toric contacts that are ballasted so they won't rotate on the cornea.
Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis: sufferers who experience GPC irritation from protein buildup on extended-wear soft lenses will likely find rigid gas permeable lenses (which are less susceptible to this issue) or single-use disposable lenses more comfortable.
Keratoconus: if you have keratoconus or dry eye, scleral contacts can compensate for corneal deformation while also preventing tears from evaporating.
Our contact lens fittings involve slit lamp testing and other techniques to make absolutely sure your new lenses will provide both comfort and visual clarity. We can then place your first order for multiple sets of contacts and schedule a one-month follow-up to confirm that all is well.
Contact H. Arnold Papernick OD Today For A Contact Lens Exam
Now that you understand the benefits and processes of getting fitted for contact lenses, it is time to schedule your contact lens exam. Call the office of H. Arnold Papernick OD at 724-547-5711 so we can help you discover just how helpful and comfortable contact lenses can be!