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Contact Lenses

Glasses are a time-tested solution for nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, but they are cumbersome and limit your field of vision.

Contact lenses provide correction for refractive errors without compromising your peripheral vision or your lifestyle.

Why choose contact lenses?

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Contacts give you a complete field of vision that is not confined to the boundaries of your glasses lenses.

broken glasses icon No Fog, No Breaks

Unlike glasses, contacts do not become fogged or smudged. They allow you to play sports and complete other activities without worrying about breaking your glasses.

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If you do not like the way you look in glasses, contacts can allow you to look the way you want while experiencing clear vision.

How do contacts work?

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How Many People Wear Contact Lenses?

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But What Do They Cost?

Money icon Not counting the amount of coverage your insurance plan provides, an eye exam and fitting can cost from $50 to $300. Contact lenses and solution can cost from about $250 to more than $400 per year. While there are prescription eyeglasses that cost less, features such as progressive lenses, anti-glare protection, and designer frames can easily push the price to $800 and beyond. Meanwhile, LASIK and PRK (photorefractive keratectomy) surgery can cost more than $2,000 per eye, and touch-ups may be required as you age.

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What is it going to take to start wearing contacts?

1 icon First, you must have an eye exam to confirm that contacts are right for you, and to determine the amount of correction you require. Glasses correction and contact lens correction are different.

2 icon Your doctor will explain your options. There are many different types of contact lenses, including soft and hard lenses, bifocals, and toric lenses.

3 icon You must adopt a specific routine to avoid any complications. This includes using fresh solution each day, never using lenses longer than prescribed before replacing them, and removing your contacts each night before bed.

What are the alternatives?

Contacts Versus LASIK, PRK, and Glasses

Glasses are the most accessible alternative to contacts, but they are constantly prone to slipping, fogging, becoming smudged, or breaking. Those who feel strongly about not having to wear glasses can also consider LASIK or PRK. However, it is important to remember that these procedures can carry a risk of over-correction or under-correction, dry eye syndrome, and the introduction of glare, halos, and compromised night vision.

If glasses are making it difficult to enjoy the activities you love, making you feel self-conscious, or affecting your day-to-day life due to a lack of peripheral vision, speak with your doctor today about contacts.

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