The next best thing to being able to open your eyes and see clearly is seeing clearly with prescription contact lenses. Sometimes glasses just aren’t practical, especially when you lead an active lifestyle, and Sarah Zaver, OD, FAAO, and Angela Chu, OD, at Frame & Focus Eye Care in Richmond, Texas, specialize in prescribing contacts so you can have the best vision possible during any activity. The optometry team takes a personalized approach to eye care so you get the best fit, comfort, and vision from your contact lenses. Call to schedule an eye exam or book online.

Contact Lenses Q & A

What types of contacts are available?

Once you have a comprehensive eye exam and contact lens exam, your provider at Frame & Focus Eye Care recommends the types of contact lens that works best for your vision and lifestyle. Depending on your prescription, you may be able to choose from any of the following types of contacts:

  • Soft, hydrogel lenses
  • Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses
  • Daily-wear soft lenses
  • Extended-wear soft or RGP lenses
  • Extended-wear disposable lenses
  • Monthly or biweekly soft lenses

Bifocal or multifocal contact lenses may also be an option if you need a prescription that improves your vision both up close and far away. And toric contact lenses can be an ideal choice if you have astigmatism but still want to wear contacts.

The team works with you to help you find a pair of contacts that meets your vision needs and works with your lifestyle. In most cases, you can try out the lenses for a couple of weeks before you return for a follow-up visit. This gives you a chance to see how the lenses feel while you’re wearing them each day to make sure they’re right for you.

What are the advantages of contact lenses?

Contact lenses are ideal for situations in which your glasses aren’t practical, such as while you’re taking an exercise class or playing a recreational sport. Contacts move with your eye so you have a natural field of view without the frame edges of your glasses obstructing your vision. Practically speaking, contacts won’t fog up in changing temperatures as your glasses sometimes do, and you won’t have to worry about shielding your contacts from the rain as you do with glasses.

Depending on your prescription, you may see better with contacts than you do with your glasses, too. In many cases, having the option of both contacts lenses and glasses is a perfect solution to meeting all of your vision and comfort needs.

How do I know if I’m a candidate for contact lenses?

Your doctor at Frame & Focus Eye Care first examines your eyes to determine that they’re in good overall health and you’re able to wear contacts. In addition to a comprehensive eye exam, you’ll also undergo a contact lens exam so your doctor can determine your prescription and recommend which types of contacts will best meet your vision and lifestyle needs. You can request a prescription for both glasses and contacts so you have the most options in eyewear.

To learn if you’re a good candidate for contact lenses, call the office to schedule an eye exam or use the convenient online booking tool to make an appointment, today.