Contact Lens Fitting
We're tackling myopia with the LedermanVision PRE program
Research shows that with the enormous increase in screen use, myopia (short-sightedness) is increasing at alarming rates and effecting more children from younger ages than ever before. With this disturbing trend, there has been a great increase in research into myopia development that has increased our understanding greatly. The findings of the research have lead to the development of the MiSight contact lens, which has reduced the deterioration in myopia by up to 55%. MiSight 1 day contact lenses from CooperVision. with ActivControl® Technology not only correct nearsightedness – they’re also the first soft contact lenses proven to slow the progression of myopia in children in children aged 8-12 at initiation of treatment. When wearing MiSight 1 day contact lenses, your age-appropriate child can experience clear vision, freedom from glasses and continue to enjoy the activities they love. This is the only FDA-approved product in the world for the purposes of myopia management. LedermanVision stands at the forefront of the worldwide campaign to control myopia. We provide a 3-step myopia management program for your children that includes
- Prescribing and fitting a specialized contact lens: MiSight lenses
- Rehabilitation of an inefficient fousing system: Vision therapy (when appropriate) to improve the ability to sustain a clear image. The inability to do this efficiently is at the core of the ever-worsening myopia.
- Education: Educating our patients by sharing evidence-based information about reading, and screen use that can help reduce the deterioration.
Contact lens fitting
Whether you are considering wearing contact lenses for the first time, or if you are looking to improve your current lenses, we specialize in maximizing your comfort and vision. We fit contact lenses for every type of person, children and adults, and every type of lifestyle. We prescribe contacts for patients with astigmatism, bifocals, and dry eyes. Because many people are too busy to care for their contacts, we fit many patients with disposable lenses. We recommend disposables not only for their convenience, but also because they are healthy for your eyes. Daily disposable contact lenses are the ultimate in convenience. There is no need to clean them: just throw them away after each use. They are also ideal for traveling because you don’t need to bring contact lens solutions or cases, and you always have spare pairs.
Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:
The Optometrist will determine which lens design is best for you. This decision is based on several factors including: your prescription, the curvature of your eye, how dry your eyes are, your visual demands at work and play, and your lifestyle.
Yes. The risk of visual harm from contact lenses is minuscule compared to possible post surgical complications. Possible visual problems resulting from surgery include: distorted vision, haze, decreased night vision, halos, and vision that can no longer be corrected to a crisp “20/20”.
Yes, and in most cases, you may see better with contacts lenses than glasses. Our patients enjoy increased peripheral vision and crisper vision. Patients often tell us that they see more accurately with contact lenses because the lenses act as if they are part of your natural eyes.
Very few patients are unable to wear contact lenses because there are so many different types of lenses. Technology has continually improved the quality of lenses, so patients with astigmatism and bifocals can now wear contacts lenses.
Yes, new contact lens designs look extremely natural and beautiful, even when someone is gazing directly into your eyes. Many actresses and models wear colored contact lenses, and you can’t even tell!
Patients with very dry eyes, high amounts of astigmatism can benefit from wearing GP contacts. GPs can also act as retainers to keep a patient from becoming too nearsighted.
A child can begin wearing contact lenses at any age; however, a child is ready to wear lenses when the parents decide that their child is responsible enough to personally care for the lenses.
It is safe to wear contacts lenses for all sports. In fact, contact lens wear can enhance your athletic performance because you will see more clearly, your depth perception will be more accurate, and the contact lenses don’t fog up, or slide down your nose like glasses will.
We recommend wearing safety glasses, with shatter resistant polycarbonate lenses, over your contact lenses in sports such as racquetball, to protect you from being hit by a quickly flying object.
Yes, and some patients even see better with contacts lenses than their glasses. Gas permeable contact lenses can even decrease your astigmatism by “smoothing” out the cornea, or front surface of your eye.
Now we even have disposable contact lenses for astigmatism. If I wear bifocal glasses, will I be able to read through my contacts lenses? There are several options for bifocal wearers: new disposable progressive lenses, monovision, or wearing reading glasses over your contacts.