Lifetime Eyecare specializes in fitting our patients with the most advanced technology in contact lenses. Dr. Smith and Dr. Gdowski work closely with our optometric technicians to ensure all new contact lens patients receive the correct training and education to set them up for success. For our current contact lens wearers, we offer multiple options for contact lenses from daily disposable to corneal reshaping therapy (CRT) and remain committed to continuing research on all of the new emerging technologies available for contact lenses. Together, we can find the right contact for your lifestyle, so call today to book a contact lens exam!
At Lifetime Eyecare, we strive to meet all of your eye and vision care needs. Corrective lens evaluations and prescription management are provided by our optometrists. After a comprehensive eye and vision evaluation, we will discuss the variety of contact lens options with you to select the type that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. If you suffer from dry eye, allergies, or recurring eye infections, speak with our staff to determine whether contact lenses are right for you.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, our doctors determine what level of vision correction you require. Refractive error (commonly known as nearsightedness, farsightedness, or astigmatism depending on the error) is evaluated by measuring how the eyes focus when a series of different lenses are placed in front of them. Our optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements.
After determining the level of refractive error, our doctors work with you to determine whether contact lenses or glasses are best for your lifestyle. If you suffer from certain conditions, such as dry eye or allergies, glasses may be the most comfortable corrective solution. Contact lenses are available in either soft or rigid gas permeable form. Contact lenses need to be changed daily, weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly, depending on what type of lens you select. Specialized contact lenses, such as bifocal contact lenses or Ortho-K are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us if you are interested in learning if contact lenses are a good fit for you.
Advances in contact lens technology have created great options for cosmetic and prosthetic lenses. Custom contact lenses can be created to camouflage any color variation or irregularity and produce a natural eye color. Cosmetic lenses are also available to transform your eye color. Speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.
Our care doesn’t stop once you leave with your contact lens RX. Please know that we are here for you throughout the year if you feel like the contacts aren’t feeling as comfortable or if you have any questions on contact lens maintenance.
See the graphic below for basic contact lens care instructions, and call us at 616-457-0760 if you have any further questions!