Family EyeCare Center, P.C.
Optometrists & Contact Lens Specialists located in Pella, IA
Contact lenses can be a great way to correct your vision without the hassle of eyeglasses. At Family EyeCare Center, PC, in Pella, Iowa, experienced optometrist Kevin Jones, OD, performs comprehensive eye health and vision evaluations to determine what type of contact lenses will suit you best. Family EyeCare Center has a wide range of contact lenses to suit your needs, including accommodations for conditions like astigmatism, dry eye, and presbyopia. Book your comprehensive contact lenses exam today through the online scheduler or by phone.
Contact Lenses Q & A
If you're looking for an alternative to glasses, contact lenses can be an excellent choice. Most patients who want to wear contacts can do so, even with challenging issues like dry eye, keratoconus, or astigmatism. Dr. Jones can perform a comprehensive eye health and vision exam to verify that you're a good candidate for contact lenses.
Dr. Jones checks both your eye health and your refractive error using the latest state-of-the-art equipment. The digital eye exams at Family EyeCare Center take the guesswork out of contact exams.
The automated equipment creates a highly detailed digital eye map so Dr. Jones can check your eye health. It also measures how light passes through your eye to determine the most effective contact lens prescription. You might remember the old-fashioned method of comparing pairs of lenses. Today, the high-tech equipment does that for you!
Dr. Jones uses the information from the digital eye exam to determine which lenses are best for your eye structure and your refractive error.
Soft lenses are made from pliable plastic (usually silicone hydrogel) and water. They come in daily, weekly, monthly, and extended-wear varieties. There are many different options in soft contact lenses, including toric lenses for astigmatism, multifocal lenses for multiple prescriptions in one lens, and even contacts made for dry eyes.
Hard contact lenses are made from rigid, gas-permeable materials. Usually, hard contacts are best for patients who have conditions like keratoconus, in which soft contact lenses don't fit the cone shape of the eye properly.
There are also hybrid lenses, which have both hard and soft materials. Some patients choose hard contacts because they don't dehydrate or lose their shape, and last longer than soft lenses.
Dr. Jones can help you choose both lens material and lens type based on your unique needs.
If you're new to contacts, you might have a few days of mild discomfort. For many patients, the primary learning curve involves placing and removing the lenses. But, you'll get used to it very quickly, and before long, it'll be a quick and easy part of your routine.
Use online scheduling or call Family EyeCare Center to book your contact lenses exam with Dr. Jones now.