Contact Lenses

Eye Care Unlimited

Optometrists located in Bronx, NY

Contact lenses are a comfortable and convenient option for people who need corrective eyewear. The optometrists at Eye Care Unlimited in the Bronx, New York, are knowledgeable eye care professionals with extensive experience in fitting contact lenses that are right for you. Call to schedule an appointment today for a comprehensive contact lens consultation.

Contact Lenses Q & A

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses correct vision in a manner similar to eyeglasses but rest on the surface of the eye. Contact lenses can correct: 

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism (blurred vision due to the shape of the cornea)
  • Presbyopia (inability to see objects in close proximity)

Are there different types of contact lenses I can choose from?

The expert optometrists at Eye Care Unlimited can help you choose from a variety of different types of lenses. Options include disposable, soft, hard, toric, multifocal, bifocal, gas permeable, tinted, and specialty contact lenses. Schedule at least an hour for your contact lens appointment to be able to discuss the contact lens choices that are right for you.

Why is proper care of contact lenses essential?  

There are risks of getting an eye infection if you don’t properly clean your lenses. In the case of daily lenses, changing your contacts every day is very important. Old or improperly cleaned lenses can warp over time and scratch the surface of your eye, causing eye discomfort, eye infections, and vision loss. It is really important to follow the replacement schedule in order to keep your eyes healthy and comfortable.

In addition, lens cases should also be kept clean, as they can be a source of bacteria growth. Lens cases should be emptied, cleaned, rinsed with recommended solutions, and allowed to air dry each time you remove the contact lenses from it. Cases should be replaced regularly as indicated by our doctors.

Who is a good candidate for contact lenses? 

Contact lenses are available for just about any prescription. Maturity, personal hygiene, and motivation are the important factors to consider when assessing suitability for contact lens wear. Contact lenses may not be a good option if you have severe eye allergies, frequent eye infections, dry eye, or work in a dusty environment.

The eye exam for contact lenses takes longer than an exam for eyeglasses, and you may also need a follow-up visit to ensure the fit of the lens after it settles on your cornea. Call to schedule a comprehensive contact lens consultation with the eye specialists at Eye Care Unlimited today.