Contact Lenses at Mid-America Vision Center
While glasses certainly help to improve our overall vision, they are not always practical in day to day life. Many people prefer to wear contact lenses, either because of the way they look or for the functionality they provide. Below, let's take a closer look at contact lenses and understand how an optometrist at Mid-America Vision Center can help.
How do Contact Lenses Work?
Contact lenses are very similar to the lenses in a pair of eyeglasses. Depending on the contact lens's shape and thickness, they work to refract and refocus light into the eye to allow a person to see clearly. Contact lenses are very small and thin, and sit directly on the eye. The material a contact lens is made of sticks to the natural tears your eye produces. This allows the contact lens to float naturally around the eye and follow normal eye movements.
What Type of Contact Lenses are Available?
There are several contact lenses available to people, including many specialty lenses. Typical soft contact lenses are available in a wide variety of prescriptions and lens materials. Lenses can be made in daily disposables which are discarded each night after wear. Lenses can also be made to last 2 weeks, one month, three months, or even a full year. Contact lenses are also available for people with astigmatism. The preferred lens type for astigmatism is a gas-permeable contact lens, which works well to adhere to the different contours of an eye. Further, contact lenses are available for people who require bifocal lenses, or are available in different colors to give your eyes a different appearance.
How an Optometrist Can Help
An optometrist can help by performing a full eye evaluation. Not only will a trained optometrist be able to determine your correct prescription, but can screen for any possible eye disease. Following the exam, your doctor will work with you to find a brand and style of contact lens that fits your eye and works with well with your lifestyle. Most optometrists can help you order your new lenses and let you know when you are due to order more.
Mid America Vision Center is a dedicated optometrist in Hebron, York, and Geneva. Our team is passionate about eye care and dedicated to providing wonderful service to our patients. With three easily accessible offices, we make eye care convenient. Our Hebron office is located at 436 Lincoln Ave, Hebron, NE 68370, and can be reached at 402-768-6651. Our Geneva office, located at 1004 G St, Geneva, NE 6836, can be reached by calling 402-759-4536. Lastly, our York office is located at 625 N Lincoln Ave, York, NE 68467, and can be reached at 402-362-3313. Call one of our offices today to schedule your contact lens exam.