Contact Lenses Specialist

Eye Care Greenwich

Optometry located in Greenwich, CT

At least 45 million Americans wear contact lenses today. Whether you have mild nearsightedness or a complicated eye disease like keratoconus, contact lenses can help you see with peak clarity and comfort. At Eye Care Greenwich in Greenwich, Connecticut, experienced optometrist Michele Levy, OD, FAAO, puts her 30 years of experience to work by helping you choose the ideal contact lenses for your unique needs. Book an appointment through online scheduling or call the office now.

Contact Lenses Q & A

Are contact lenses right for me?

Contact lenses could be right for you if you have a refractive error, such as:

  • Myopia (nearsightedness)
  • Hyperopia (farsightedness)
  • Astigmatism
  • Presbyopia (decreased focus ability)

If you’re looking for a convenient and comfortable way to optimize your eyesight, contact lenses might be right for you. 

What are the options in contact lenses?

Eye Care Greenwich offers a variety of contact lenses, with options including daily, weekly, and extended wear lenses. These lenses are available in both single prescription and multiple prescription forms. 

Single prescription lenses

You can get single-prescription contacts if you have one refractive error, such as myopia. 

Multifocal lenses 

If you have two or more refractive errors, contact lenses can still be a great option thanks to multifocal lenses. For example, if you have myopia and also require reading glasses due to presbyopia, multifocal lenses containing multiple prescriptions put all your corrections in one lens.

Along with all the standard contact lens options, Eye Care Greenwich offers special contact lenses for unique needs. 

When would I need special contact lenses?

Some eye diseases or refractive errors require a unique kind of contact lens. 

Keratoconus 

If you have keratoconus, your cornea thins and bulges into a cone shape. With keratoconus, normal contact lenses don’t fit your eye properly due to the distended cornea. But, Dr. Levy can fit you with special contact lenses that fit under your eyelids and vault over your cornea. This keeps the lenses in place so you can see clearly without irritation.

High astigmatism

If you have high astigmatism, you may need rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses. These hard lenses keep their shape while in your eye. In contrast, soft contacts bend to conform to your irregular cornea or lens shape. RGP lenses focus light effectively and thus help with even high astigmatism. 

Another option for either keratoconus or high astigmatism might be hybrid lenses. This type of contact lens has a hard middle with a skirt made of a soft material. This allows it to keep its shape and position in the eye to correct even challenging issues. 

Do I still need glasses if I wear contact lenses?

It’s always wise to have a pair of glasses in your up-to-date prescription, even if you wear contacts every day. If you develop an eye infection, pink eye, dry eyes, or another issue that causes irritation, it’s best to switch into glasses temporarily to prevent further irritation. 

Eye Care Greenwich is here to keep your vision clear, so call the office or click the online scheduler now.