Contact Lenses Specialist

Center for Advanced Eye Care

Ophthalmologist Surgeons located in Vero Beach, FL

Contact lenses are a convenient and effective option for people with a variety of vision problems, including age-related presbyopia. The expert team at Center for Advanced Eye Care in Vero Beach, Florida, offers many types of contact lenses, including monovision, multifocal/bifocal, and toric lenses. To find the best type of contact lenses for you, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Contact Lenses Q&A

What are contact lenses?

Contact lenses are thin, plastic discs you wear to improve your vision. You place contact lenses directly in your eye, where they float on the tear film that covers your cornea.

What vision problems do contact lenses treat?

Similar to eyeglasses, contact lenses correct vision problems related to refractive errors. A refractive error develops when your eye doesn’t bend (refract) light properly, resulting in an unfocused image.

Contact lenses may be right for you if you have one of the following refractive errors:

  • Myopia, also known as nearsightedness
  • Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness
  • Astigmatism, which is an abnormal curvature in your lens or cornea

People with presbyopia, which is the age-related, gradual loss of your ability to see clearly up-close, can also benefit from wearing contact lenses.

What are the types of contact lenses?

The Center for Advanced Eye Care team offers a wide array of contact lenses from leading brands, including:

Soft contact lenses

Soft contact lenses are the most common type. Many people find soft contacts more comfortable, and they come in a variety of options.

Depending on your needs, you may choose daily wear contacts that you change every day, extended wear contacts that you can wear while you sleep, or toric lenses to correct an astigmatism.

Hard contact lenses

Hard contacts are made from rigid, gas-permeable plastic that allows oxygen to pass through the lens. Hard contacts may be a better option for people with certain eye conditions like dry eye or keratoconus, which occurs when your cornea bulges out like a cone.

Other types of contact lenses

Specialty contacts include multifocal lenses, which can correct multiple refractive errors at the same time, hybrid contact lenses, which combine rigid and soft materials, and contacts specifically for people with presbyopia.

Nonprescription types of contacts include decorative lenses to change the color of your eyes, and bandage lenses to cover your cornea while it heals from an injury.

How do I know which contact lenses are right for me?

The only way to know what type of contacts is best for you is to schedule a contact lens exam at Center for Advanced Eye Care. Your skilled ophthalmologist performs an eye exam, including visual acuity testing, cornea measurements, and tear film evaluation.

These tests help them determine the best size, type, and prescription-strength contact lens for each of your eyes.

To schedule your contact lens exam, call Center for Advanced Eye Care, or request an appointment online today.