Residents of Central Oregon enjoy an active lifestyle. For some, eyeglasses can be a hindrance to the activities they most enjoy. An estimated 20 percent of people who require corrective vision choose contact lenses for their comfort, ease, and increased security during sports and other outdoor activities.
Modern advancements have made contacts available to nearly everyone with diminished vision due to nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. The doctors at Infocus Eye Care can help you find a pair of lenses that meets your needs, often times even for those who have previously been told they could not wear contact lenses. To talk to our eye doctors about contacts, please call (541) 318-8388 today.
Types of Contact Lenses
The first step to determining if you need contact lenses is to have a comprehensive eye exam with Dr. Winter Lewis, Dr. Elizabeth Potvin or Dr. Emily Karben. Doctors Lewis, Potvin and Karben will apply their years of experience in suggesting the lenses that will work best for you. There are two basic types of contact lenses:
- Soft contact lenses that can correct vision disorders like myopia and hyperopia
- Gas-permeable contact lenses that provide sharper vision for people with astigmatism and higher order aberrations
Other options, such as colored contact lenses to enhance or change your eye color and daily disposable lenses, are also available.
Taking Care of Your Eyes with Contact Lenses
Proper care of your contacts will greatly reduce your risk of problems like irritation and infection. Dr. Lewis, Dr. Potvin, Dr. Karben and our team of technicians will educate you on proper insertion, handling, and care to ensure successful contact lens wear. Regular vision exams at Infocus Eye Care are also imperative in detecting early signs of complications associated with contact lens wear.
If you live in or around Bend, Oregon and are interested in learning more about contact lenses, please contact Dr. Winter Lewis, Dr. Elizabeth Potvin, or Dr. Emily Karben at Infocus Eye Care to schedule an initial consultation. Call our office at (541) 318-8388 or complete the form on this page to get started.