contact lens clinic

You will always find the right Contact Lens to suit your lifestyle and vision needs at Welkins Optic be it for empowering your eyes or for fashion reasons.

Contact Lens Fitting Exams

You will find that our contact lens evaluations and examinations are thorough. With proper contact lens evaluation and follow up, we determine if you can wear contact lenses safely and comfortably. We also determine the contact lens wearing schedule that is best suited for your unique lifestyle. It helps you look your best and perform to maximum efficiency.

Our contact lens examination includes a thorough evaluation of corneal curvatures, tears, cornea, and lid health. It is essential that we measure the curvature and topography of the cornea prior to designing the contact lenses. During an extensive trial lens fitting, we will try several different lens types for fit and compatibility. Ongoing evaluations are conducted until you are completely satisfied.

About Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are delicately crafted, very thin, clear optical discs of plastic that float on the tear film that coats the cornea. The health of the corneal surface and tear film are very important to your comfort and the clarity of your vision when you are wearing contacts.

Contacts are popular because they do not change cosmetic appearance and provide better peripheral vision than glasses. In addition, contacts can reduce or eliminate the image distortion sometimes caused by eyeglasses. They also allow more freedom during recreational and sporting activities. Depending on your lifestyle, your motivation, and health of your eyes, contact lenses may provide a safe and effective alternative to eyeglasses when used with proper care and maintenance.

Contact lenses are used to correct the same refractive errors that eyeglasses correct. For example, myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and some bifocal prescription can be corrected with contacts.

Are There Different Kinds of Contact Lenses?

Contact lenses can correct the same vision problems as eyeglasses. The differences have to do with how long they can be worn, how often they must be thrown away and the design of the lens. Soft lenses are made of a plastic called a hydrogel, which is soft and contains water. GP lenses are rigid plastic and may provide sharper vision. Hard lenses are similar to GP lenses but are rarely prescribed today. Some lenses must be removed at night, while others can be worn up to seven days. Disposal times vary from one day to six months or longer.

Are Contacts Better than Glasses?

One of the great advantages of contact lenses is that they are not subject to environmental considerations. For example, glasses can fog up in cold or rain. In very hot weather, glasses may collect sweat that drips off the wearer's face and forehead. Contacts are also available in different colors, should the wearer want to temporarily change eye color. However, both correct vision problems.

Can Everyone Wear Contact Lenses?

With the number of options currently available, most people can wear contact lenses. The primary issues are correction and fit. The contacts must be able to correct or solve the problem that brought the patient to wear glasses or lenses. Second, the contact lenses must fit the eye. Luckily, there are so many possible combinations of lens diameter and curvature that there is nearly always a solution to fit the patient's eye.

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