Contact Lens Providers for Milwaukee
Contact lenses are a great option for correcting your vision for near-sightedness, far-sightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia (age-related need for extra reading correction). Contacts are a good alternative to glasses and allow for a full field of vision and comfort for sports, outdoor recreation, or for everyday activities.
Soft Contact Lenses
Soft contact lenses are the most popular choice today, because they are comfortable and easy to take care of. Disposable contact lenses are especially popular and you replace them on a schedule that varies from daily to monthly depending upon the lens. Frequent replacement ensures better comfort and vision and reduces the risk of infection. Many contact lens manufacturers use technology that enhances how much oxygen gets to your eyes. More oxygen to surface of the eye means fewer contact lens wear complications. Some soft contact lenses are even FDA approved for overnight wear with the recommendation of your Milwaukee Eye Care doctor.
Hard Contact Lenses
Rigid gas permeable contact lenses, also known as RGPs (or hard contact lenses), are another contact lens option. RGPs are made of a harder material. This is sometimes a better option for patients with significant astigmatism or for patients who have corneal shape irregularities.
Presbyopia & Contact Lenses
Presbyopia is an eye condition that affects everyone once you reach the age of 40-45. If you’re over the age of 40, you may feel as if you need a longer pair of arms to clearly read a menu or the newspaper.
So what can you do to correct presbyopia? Read on! If you require very sharp distance vision, you may wear reading glasses over your contacts. If you want to avoid glasses, bifocal contact lenses are available in soft and RGP materials. “Monovision” or “blended vision” is another option that we use to reduce your need for glasses and may work better than bifocal contact lenses. With monovision contacts your dominant eye is used for distance vision and your non-dominant eye is used for reading vision.
At Milwaukee Eye Care, we understand that each patient has their own individual vision needs and goals for contact lens wear. Our doctors take the time to explore all options to ensure a comfortable fit and good vision.
For an appointment at any of our locations, please call 414-271-2020.