Your Today’s Vision eye doctor will perform a contact lens (CL) exam/fitting to help you determine the right contact lenses for you. This is different from a regular eye exam, although some tests may be similar. Daily disposable contact lenses have become more popular (and have eliminated infections from wearing them too long). Contact lenses are available for a multitude of eye concerns – dry eye, astigmatism, presbyopia (reading fine print), distance and near vision (multi-focal and/or monovision) and for eye diseases such as kerataconus. The major types of contact lenses include soft, rigid gas permeable (RGP), extended wear (two-week or monthly lenses); hybrid and decorative (colors), and scleral.
Today’s Vision optometrists primarily prescribe contact lenses from the top national manufacturers – Alcon, Bausch & Lomb (B & L), Coopervision and Vistakon. Most contact lenses now incorporate silicone hydrogel. Silicone hydrogel lens allow more oxygen to reach the eye surface. The added silicone can reduce the surface wettability, however, CL solutions such as B & L’s Biotrue include special wetting agents.