Contact Lens Exam
Dr. Jessica Murrell can determine the best contact len fit and type of contact lenses for your vision and lifestyle. We also advise you on how to wear, maintain, and replace your contacts
Types of Contact Lenses
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are made of a silicon hydrogel material that allows oxygen to pass and get to the cornea. They are usually very comfortable and are the most common types of eye care contact lenses. They usually come in Dailies, 2 week and monthly replacement schedules. Dr. Murrell fits single vision, mono vision, toric, and mult-focal contact lenses. This is the art of optometry, where every eye is unique and we find the best fit and vision for you.
Rigid Gas Permeable Contact Lenses
Rigid gas permeable lenses, also known as hard contact lenses, are prescribed for patients with high prescriptions, irregular astigmatism, keratoconus, and dry eyes. Dr. Murrell can prescribe single vision, mono vision and bifocal RGPs.
Daily Contact Lenses
Daily contact lenses are soft contact lenses that can be worn once then are thrown away. The newest technology in contact lens world is the Acuvue Oasys MAX 1 Day. This new design has a blue light filter embedded in the contact to protect your eyes at work at the computer and all other devices such as phones. The blue filter also helps patients see better with night vision, as the blue filter minimizes glare and halos. These contacts have been very successful in the practice. They also come in a multi-focal version Acuvue Oasys MAX 1 Day Multifocal for patients with presbyopia.
How to Care for Contact Lenses
Proper eye care is vital when wearing contact lenses to prevent damage and infections to your eyes. We will ensure you know how to properly insert and remove your contacts during your contact lens exam. Common ways to care for your contact lenses include:
- Practice good hygiene when wearing contact lenses. Wash your hands with water and soap before inserting or removing the lenses.
- Only use the recommended solution for disinfecting your lenses. Any other solution may damage the lenses. Never use tap water to clean or store lenses in.
- Always leave the lenses in their closed case after disinfecting them.
- Replace contact lenses as recommended by our optometrist. Following the replacement schedule will prevent problems and ensure your eyes are comfortable.