Contact Lenses in Long Island
Are you fed up wearing glasses but not quite ready to take the plunge on an irreversible vision correction surgery? TOC Eye® boasts a team of experienced optometrists ready to work with you on a contact lens solution.
After a comprehensive vision test and consultation, we will help you determine the perfect contact lens style and fit for your personal needs. Contact lenses come in a variety of different material types and wear cycles. Some people prefer daily wear (disposable) contacts whereas others prefer an extended wear option. At The Ophthalmic Center, we’ll work with you every step of the way to answer all your contact lens questions.
A Word About Contacts
Contact lenses can correct nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), astigmatism, presbyopia and keratoconus. According to the CDC, more than 30 million people in U.S. opt for a contact lens solution instead of glasses.
If you opt for a contact lens solution, it will likely take you several weeks to adjust to placing them in the eye and wearing them for long periods of time. We will advise you how best to adjust during this initial period, such as steadily increasing the length of time you wear your contacts each day.
Contact Lens Materials, Wear Cycles and Design
Contact lenses come in three basic material types: soft lens, hard lens and GP (RGP, “oxygen permeable”) lens. (Soft/GP lens hybrids are also available.) GP lenses are smaller in diameter than soft lens contacts and can provide for sharper vision. But soft lenses are by far the most common variety. Hard lenses are seldom prescribed anymore.
All contact lenses have a shelf life which could range from daily disposal to six months or longer (in the case of the more traditional, reusable variety of lens). If you opt for a daily wear cycle, you must remove your contacts every night before bed, otherwise you could experience issues like infection.
The design of your contact has everything to do with the vision condition being corrected. For example, if you suffer from nearsightedness or farsightedness, a typical spherical contact likely will be prescribed. A bifocal design can provide both near and far vision correction. If you have astigmatism, a toric soft contact lens will be prescribed.
Regardless of your unique vision considerations, The TOC Eye® team will work with you to find a contact lens solution.
For your convenience, we make ordering contacts easy through www.yourlens.com.
Contact TOC Eye®
Call us today at 631-751-2020 or contact us via our web form to schedule a contact lens consultation at The Ophthalmic Center.