A WIDE SELECTION OF CONTACT LENSES
These include disposable soft contact, bifocal/multifocal, toric, and colored lenses. Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses at Contact Lens & Eyecare Gallery.
Establishing a Good Contact Lens Fit
Fitting lenses to your lifestyle
Our Frisco optometrist will determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle needs and the shape and health of your eye. In most cases, you’ll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam. You can even go home with a few samples before making a final decision.
We have specialty lenses for Keratoconus, Pellucid Degeneration, High Astigmatism, Irregular Corneas, and Dry Eyes.
Follow up fittings
Dr. Jones follows up the initial fitting and then make any necessary changes in fit or materials to get you the best possible fit. We teach all our patients proper contact lens care and also possible consequences if proper care is not taken. Then we continue with long-term follow-up to monitor the condition of the lenses and to ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained.
Daily Disposables are perfect for people with sensitive eyes. They give you the ability to have clean and crisp vision every single day.
Multifocal lenses are lenses with more than one lens power. Multifocal can have the following options:
- Bifocals: Lenses with two powers – one for distance and one for near – separated by a visible line.
- Trifocals: Lenses with three powers for seeing at varying distances – near, intermediate and far – separated by two visible lines.
- Progressive lenses: These lenses have many advantages over bifocals and trifocals because they allow the wearer to focus at many different distances, not just two or three. Because they have no lines, progressive lenses allow a smooth, comfortable transition from one distance to another.
If you see well in the distance without the need for eyeglasses, simple reading glasses with single vision lenses may be all you need to deal with near vision problems caused by presbyopia.
We offer our patients custom multifocal lenses for people with astigmatism.
Hybrid contact lenses are a good fit for patients with astigmatism. Hybrids are available in many types including multifocal lenses. Hybrid lenses have a rigid gas permeable lens that helps correct astigmatism, and it is surrounded by a soft lens. This means you have the best of both worlds, the clear vision of a GP lens and the comfort of a soft lens.
You are a good candidate for hybrid lenses if you:
- Have regular corneal astigmatism.
- Complain of contact lens movement with soft toric contact lenses.
- Want the crisp vision from a GP lens, but worried they will be uncomfortable.
- Have presbyopia and astigmatism.
- Wear multifocal lenses and wear soft lenses but want better vision.
- Have an irregular cornea and are interested in other lens options.
The Pro’s and Con’s of Hybrid Contact Lenses
- Great for correcting astigmatism.
- Offer clear and crisp vision
- You can have the comfort of a soft lens.
- Don't need to wear glasses
- Price similar to regular lenses.
- They will not work for lenticular astigmatism.
- If you need a diagnostic fitting is required it will take time and may be more expensive.
- Hybrid lenses require some training in terms of insertion/removal and care. The instructions are not the same as regular lenses.
- There is a possibility of the hybrid lens flattening the cornea over time.
Scleral lenses are specialized contact lenses that make contact lens use possible for many people for the first time – and they have advantages for normal contact lens wearers as well.
A scleral lens is a larger lens that rests on the sclera or white of the eye, rather than the colored portion (or iris). The lens has many advantages which can make contact lens wear an option for those who have previously been told otherwise.
The lens, which covers a larger area than a normal contact lens, creates a pocket filled with artificial tears, fitting securely around the eye. Due to their size, scleral lenses provide sharper vision, greater durability, easier handling and a lower risk for complications.
We have a unique library of scleral contact lens solutions for you.
Myopia, always common in children, is an increasing problem. The number of kids who are nearsighted has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. The reason for this remains blurry, yet one possible culprit is the increased amount of time kids spend indoors gazing at digital screens, with limited exposure to natural light. Many parents are alarmed by their child’s need for a new vision prescription yearly, and parents and kids are disturbed by the increasing thickness of their eyeglass lenses.
Ortho-k offers an efficient way to slow, or possibly stop, the continued progression of nearsightedness in kids. In case you’re wondering why surgery isn’t a better option, keep in mind that laser procedures, such as LASIK, are not suitable for young children. As studies have demonstrated that orthokeratology is safe for all ages, it is currently regarded as the ideal option for myopia control in kids.
Additionally, ortho-k for kids also grants freedom to children who don’t want to be bothered by inconvenient eyewear. Frames are always falling off or being left behind, and replacement eyeglasses or repairs can run very high fees for parents. Ortho-k lenses are only worn in bed, so there’s virtually no risk of kids losing or damaging them. Regular contact lenses are often a poor choice for kids who spend a lot of their days in dusty, dirty playfields, and/or who are not able to commit to sterilizing contacts regularly.
Gas Permeable (GP) or Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) contact lenses are an alternative to soft contact lenses that are made from a hard, oxygen permeable material. GP lenses are currently less popular than soft lenses but offer a number of advantages and are continuing to improve as research and technology advance.
GP contacts are made of a firm plastic material which allows the passage of oxygen through the lens to your cornea and the front surface of your eye – essentially allowing your eye to “breathe”. This increases comfort, health and safety during contact lens wear.
We carry contact lenses for patients with astigmatism.
Our Contact Lens Services:
Scleral lenses are a specialized contact lenses that make contact lens use possible for many people for the first time - and they have advantages for normal contact lens wearers as well.
A routine exam won’t provide some of the measurements and testing that are required to determine if your eyes are suitable for contact lens wear, and to generate your contact lens Rx.
If you need correction for presbyopia but dislike the idea of bifocal eyeglasses, you have many contact lens options.
These rigid lenses aren’t as popular or well-known as soft lenses, but they offer the advantages of durability, crisp vision and high oxygen permeability.
Challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus and dry eyes needn’t be a barrier to contact lens wear, but they do require more time and patience.
“I can’t wear soft contacts; I have astigmatism.” This once-true statement is now simply a myth.