Are you not sure which contact lenses are right for you? With hundreds on the market, that’s understandable. Our experienced and best eye doctor of St Louis Mo is here to help. During your contact lens assessment, Dr. Marvin will talk with you about the different types of contact lenses available and work out which are suitable for your needs.
You do not have to wear your contact lenses all the time. Many people choose to wear them only when playing sports, on special social occasions or on vacation.
If you have tried contact lenses before but they didn’t work for you, you might want to try a new type of lens to find one that feels more comfortable. Dr. Marvin is very experienced in fitting people who have had trouble with contact lenses in the past.
We can fit all makes and types of contact lens, including soft and hard lenses. Here are the main types of contact lenses we provide:
These soft contact lenses are great for both full-time and occasional use. They are usually disposable – you wear them for the day and then throw them in the trash. As you use a new pair of contact lenses every day, your chances of catching an eye infection are lower than with reusable contact lenses.
These contact lenses are available for prescriptions including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.
These are ideal for full-time use and can be soft or hard. They are reusable, so you need to clean and store them carefully. Soft extended-wear contact lenses can last for up to 30 days, while hard extended-wear contact lenses can last a year or more with the correct care. Their longer lifetime means they can be more cost-effective in the long term.
Modern extended-wear contact lenses are made of materials that allow much more oxygen to pass through to your eye than older versions. This makes wearing them a more comfortable experience. It also means you have the option of extended-wear contact lenses that can be worn overnight.
Extended-wear contact lenses are also a great option if you have a strong prescription, where daily-wear contact lenses may not be available.
Extended-wear contact lenses are available for prescriptions including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia.
These contact lenses correct vision problems caused by astigmatism. They are available in soft or hard varieties, daily-wear, and extended-wear.
They can also correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and presbyopia, as well as your astigmatism.
Daily-wear, extended-wear and toric contact lenses are all available in varifocal prescriptions. These prescriptions are used to correct vision problems caused by presbyopia. Presbyopia occurs when the natural lenses inside your eyes harden as you get older. This makes it more difficult to adjust the shape of your lenses to focus your vision. Presbyopia usually starts after the age of 45.
Multifocal contact lenses allow you to see both near and far distances more clearly.