Advances in contact lens design and materials have made them a clear, comfortable option for many people requiring vision correction. Our office has extensive training and experience in fitting most popular styles of contact lenses, including:
- Rigid, gas permeable lenses
- Soft lenses - daily, 2-week and extended wear
- Toric lenses (for astigmatism)
- Fashion Color Lenses
Drs. Brothers, Bezold & Associates has a large inventory of contacts by many major contact lens manufacturers including Alcon/Ciba, Bausch&Lomb, Coopervision, Hydrogel Vision Corp, Unilens Corp and Vistakon resulting in 80% of patients being fit with new contacts on the same day as their examination.
We have been fitting specialty contact lenses for years and have seen some incredible changes in that time. By far the most exciting changes have occurred in the last few years. Although rigid contact lenses are a shrinking segment of the industry, we still have a large number of patients who wear them.
The gas-permeable lens materials available today far surpass those available just a few years ago in terms of eye health and comfort.
Allergies can be particularly annoying to contact lens wearers. In the past many people had to quit wearing their lenses for a month or two during the allergy season. New lens materials and allergy medications have made it possible for these people to eliminate itchy eyes. These medications such as Patanol and Alocril are amazingly effective and safe even in children as young as three.