We offer a wide selection of contact lenses
Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out the selection of contact lenses at our College Station Eye Care Clinic.
A good contact lens fit starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear.
Our Eye Doctors will determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle needs, the shape and health of your eye. In most cases, you'll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam. You can even go home with a few samples before making a final decision.
We follow up the initial fitting and then make any necessary changes in fit or materials to get you the best possible fit. We teach all our patients proper contact lens care and also possible consequences if proper care is not taken. Then we continue with long-term follow-up to monitor the condition of the lenses and to ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained.
Thinking about trying contact lenses?
Soft contact lenses
- Daily wear. Daily wear soft contact lenses are normally the least expensive option. You wear the lenses during the day, and remove them each evening to be cleaned and disinfected. How long you should utilize a solitary set of daily wear lenses varies baseding on the producer.
- Extended wear. You can use extended wear soft contact lenses while you sleep, but they need to be removed for cleaning along with sterilizing at least once a week. It's still important to be cautious with over night use, though, since it raises the threat of eye infections-- even if the lenses have been authorized for extended wear.
- Disposable. Disposable soft contact lenses are normally one of the most expensive alternatives. You use the lenses throughout the day and take them off them in the evening. They don't have to be washed or disinfected. You just utilize them for the recommended timeframe-- such as daily, every week or on a monthly basis-- then discard them. You might take into consideration disposable lenses if you use contacts only sometimes, you can not tolerate sterilizing solution or you place a value on ease.
Hard contact lenses
Specialized contact lenses
- Hybrid contact lenses. Hybrid contact lenses provide a hard (gas permeable) middle bordered by a soft outer ring. Hybrid contact lenses might be an alternative if you have an irregular corneal curve (keratoconus) or you have difficulty wearing standard hard lenses.
- Bifocal or multifocal contact lenses. These lenses, which are available in both soft and hard variations, could remedy nearsightedness, farsightedness as well as astigmatism in combination with age-related loss of close-up vision (presbyopia).
- Colored contact lenses. Some contact lenses are tinted, either for cosmetic or medical intentions-- to boost color vision or help compensate for color blindness, for example. Stay clear of costume or cosmetic contact lenses, though. These lenses can ruin your eyes and create possibly serious eye infections.
Attaining the best fit.
Preventing eye infections.
- Exercise good eye care. Clean, rinse and completely dry your hands fully before handling your contacts.
- Remove your contacts prior to going to sleep. This concerns extended wear contacts, as well. Although extended wear contacts are created to be slept in overnight, continuous wear dramatically enhances the threat of eye infections.
- Reduce contact with water. Remove your contact lenses before you have a bath, swim or utilize a jacuzzi.
- Don't dampen your lenses with saliva. Abstain from any type of pull to put your lenses in your mouth to dampen them.
- Take care with contact lens solutions. Utilize solely commercially prepared, sterile items designed particularly for the variety of contact lenses you wear-- not water or homemade saline solution. Discard the solution in the contact lens case each time you sterilize the lenses, and also don't "top off" used solution that's currently in the contact lens holder.
- 'Scrub and wash' your lenses. Gently rub your lenses while you're washing them, even if you decide on no-rub solution.
- Keep an eye on the expiry date. Don't use contact solution that is past the expiration date.
- Follow manufacturer rules for replacing your contact lenses-- and also change your contact lens case every three to 6 months.
Dry Eyes and Contacts
Challenges such as astigmatism, presbyopia, keratoconus and dry eyes needn’t be a barrier to contact lens wear, but they do require more time and patience.
Bifocal and Multifocal
If you need correction for presbyopia but dislike the idea of bifocal eyeglasses, you have many contact lens options.