Contact Lens Exams near Fort Lee
Contact lenses are an excellent and safe way to correct your vision. Choosing the contact lenses that are right for you depends on your visual needs, eye health and a few other factors including corneal curvature. There are many types of contacts to suit almost anyone.
Soft Contact Lenses:
The most frequently prescribed due to the degree of initial comfort that they provide. Soft contacts are now available for patients with astigmatism, and presbyopia.
- Daily Wear - can be worn through out the day and are removed before bed
- Extended Wear - can be worn on a more flexible schedule than daily wear
- Single use disposable available in a variety of prescriptions (read more below)
- Color Changing - can change the color of your eyes even if vision correction is not needed
Single use contacts, otherwise known as "dailies", are worn in the morning and disposed at night, thus eliminating the cleaning process required when wearing non-disposable contacts. Since these contacts are replaced fresh each morning, wearers do not need to keep track of how long they have been used; this is great for those who forget or ignore cleaning and changing contacts. Single use contacts are easy to carry around, allowing quick replacement when needed. Additionally, the smoothness of the lens is beneficial to those who suffer from allergies or general sensitivity.
Gas Permeable Rigid Contact Lenses:
Often used in cases when soft lenses cannot provided the necessary correction. Also used to slow or stop the progression of nearsightedness. Unfortunately only a few doctors still take the time to fit this more complicated and demanding lens. Dr. Luxenburg is a expert in fitting this type of lens and finds it extremely beneficial for patients with special visual demands or unusual conditions.
Hybrid Contact Lenses:
The latest development in contact lenses manufactured by SynergEyes this lens is a fusion of a rigid lens in the center with a soft outside skirt. Dr. Luxenburg has been working with this lens since it's approval. We find it a valuable tool in restoring sight for patients with medical vision problems such as Keratoconus and other related corneal conditions. There are many previously uncorrectable visual problems we are now able to address with this amazing product. We at Palisades Optometrics are proud to be one of the very first practices to use this lens as well a premier user of the product.