Contact Lenses


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What's your Resolution? Enhance your vision, get more resolution.

Did you know In one year, the average contact lens wearer spends nearly 60 hours wetting, soaking, rubbing, cleaning and in other ways maintaining contact lenses. Get free of the hassle! Have you considered LASIK? Dr. Gailitis has been performing vision correction surgery in South Florida for more than twenty years and has a long list of pleased patients with better vision. Read more...

Sunday, December 1, 2013  

Get a fresh look for the fresh New Year: The truth about Dermal Fillers

Have you considered Dermal Fillers? Wrinkles form when this natural collagen thins. This loss is primarily a factor of aging; but exposure, pollution, health, heredity and lifestyle also play roles. Without enough collagen, wrinkles and lines start to form wherever the skin moves. Read more...

Monday, December 2, 2013  

New Year's Eve is made for late night fun: Check out tips to night time Driving
With the winter season officially upon us, our nights are longer, which means more nighttime driving. According to a national survey, 32% of drivers reported that they have trouble seeing in the dark. Read more...

Monday, December 3, 2013

Editing Holiday Pictures and want to get the Red out? Check out the causes of Red Eye in Flash Photography?
Have you ever wondered what causes eyes to appear red in photos? Usually this happens indoors or at night when the pupils are more dilated than usual. The light from camera flashes are generally located only a few inches from the camera's lens. Read more...

Monday, December 4, 2013

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month
aking some time to raise awareness about Glaucoma is imperative because most of symptoms are so difficult to identify, leaving many to refer to it as sneak thief of sight. Read more...

Monday, December 4, 2013

Contact Lenses

Contact LensesContact lenses are mostly used to correct blurry vision caused by nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. These are conditions in which images are not focused properly on the retina (a clear sheet of nerve tissue located in the inner back wall of the eye which functions much like the film of a camera) and, therefore, cannot be relayed clearly to the brain) Contact lenses stick to the tear film that covers the front of the eye, so that each time the eyelid blinks, it passes over the lens and causes it to move slightly. This motion allows fresh tears to flow under the lenses providing necessary lubrication and oxygen to the underlying cornea.

Advancements in contact lens technology offer the potential for successful contact lens wear to many people. Contact lenses not only enhance visual acuity and appearance but also improve performance in visual tasks and sports. Because contact lenses are medical devices placed on the eyes, they require expert fitting and careful instruction, as well as conscientious care and compliance with recommended follow-up examination to maintain the healthy functioning of your eyes. To insure your contact lens success, we would like to familiarize you with our contact lens procedures and policies.

Contact Lens Fitting

The goal of contact lens fitting is to find the most appropriate contact lens for your optimal comfort and vision. An enormous variety of types, styles, materials, sizes, and colors are offered. We are committed to taking the time and making the effort to fit you properly. Although many people need only one fitting session, some require several appointments. In our experience, the extra time, effort and patience are very worthwhile, both for your ultimate satisfaction and the health of your eyes.

What are Some Guidelines for Safe Contact Lens Wear?

Proper wear, care, and handling of contact lenses are essential to promoting healthy eyes. Patients that ignore certain precautions are at risk for developing infections, inflammation, corneal scarring and other potentially sight-threatening conditions. Patients that have contact lens-related eye complications may have to discontinue wearing lenses indefinitely. Serious complications may permanently damage the eyes.

To reduce the likelihood of contact lens complications, simple precautions must be taken:

Patients should immediately remove their contact lenses and see their eye doctor if the eye becomes red, painful, irritated or if the vision becomes blurry. The lenses should not be re-inserted until the eye doctor has determined that it is safe to do so. It is important that all contact lens wearers have an up-to-date pair of glasses in the event that they will not be able to wear their contacts for a period of time.

Types of Contact Lenses

People choose soft lenses because they conform to the shape of the eye. Thin and gel-like, they stay in place well. They are a perfect choice if you are on the go and live an active lifestyle. They correct for myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism. For the people who need both distance and near in their contacts, bi-focal contacts to take care of this need. They come in daily wear soft, two-week soft, monthly soft, extended wear soft lenses and rigid gas permeable (RGP). Your contact lens specialist will make recommendations on which of these lens options would best fit you individual needs.

Soft contact lenses come in various types


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