Berthoud Vision for Life! in Berthoud offers many options for contact lenses.
There are a number of reasons why you might prefer contact lenses to standard eyewear: a glasses-free look, hassle-free vision correction, wearing non-prescription sunwear and goggles, or the convenience of not having to worry about misplacing your glasses. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses. Today, you can even replace your bifocal glasses with bifocal contact lenses.
Dr. Eland can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.
These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.
Dailies – One of our most popular kinds of contacts are dailies. Each lens is meant for single-use. They are ideal for people with dry eyes, swimmers, people interested in occasional use, and are also excellent for young adults and children. They are comfortable and easy to care for, which is why dailies are many people’s first choice.
Silicone Hydrogels – Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability comparable to GP Lenses. Because of the increased amount of oxygen to the eye, the silicone hydrogels are healthier, allow extended use, and are more comfortable.
In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses. Technology on multifocal lenses has improved drastically in recent years. Multifocal lenses are popular for both younger and older people because the lenses help reduce eye strain from using computers, tablets, smart phones, etc.
Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses
Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation. We don’t tend to recommend this type of lens, but we do offer them to patients who prefer them.
Color Contact Lenses
Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes. They are fun, fashionable, and great for costumes.
Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Schedule an appointment for an assessment and advice at Berthoud Vision for Life! or Contact Us with questions and we will get back to you as soon as possible.