There are many types of contact lenses and many reasons to wear them. At Slade and Baker Vision Center, we offer a variety of contact lens options:
Disposable soft contacts lenses are a great choice for many people. They are comfortable and are low maintenance as they are discarded every month, two weeks or even daily. Soft lenses are available to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia.
Gas permeable lenses are another great option for patients. After a lens adaptation period, the lenses are very easy to insert and remove and vision is usually quite sharp. These lenses are a healthy choice as they are very oxygen permeable. They can also be highly customized for patients who have high astigmatism, keratoconus, or for those who have had a corneal transplant or refractive surgery.
SynergEyes® hybrid contact lenses are also available at Slade and Baker Vision Center. They have a unique design of a gas permeable center with a soft lens skirt, providing the sharp vision and breathable material of a gas permeable lens and the comfort of a soft lens. These lenses now come in a wide range of parameters to maximize both fit and vision and are customized and manufactured individually for each patient.
Contact lenses are fit for many reasons including correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. They are also used for therapeutic purposes such as after refractive surgery or for keratoconus. Athletes, young patients who are not yet ready for refractive surgery, and patients who need bifocals but do not wish to wear glasses can also benefit from wearing contact lenses.
Dr. Baker has over 25 years of fitting regular and specialty contact lenses. He even helped developed a reverse-geometry lens designed especially for post-radial keratotomy patients. Dr. Essa has been residency trained in fitting contact lenses, including fitting specialty lenses for the hard-to-fit patient. If you would like to be fit for contact lenses by Dr. Baker or Dr. Essa, please make an appointment by calling us at 713-626-5544.
***Latest Contact Lens Updates***
The most recent contact lens addition to Slade and Baker Vision Center has been the SynergEyes® Duette lens. It is a hybrid lens that was created especially for patients with astigmatism. Good candidates for this lens are patients with astigmatism, soft toric lens wearers looking for more consistent vision, gas permeable lens wearers seeking improved comfort, patients with an active lifestyle, athletes, and those who require sharp, consistent vision. If you are interested in being fit in this type of lens, please call our office and schedule your appointment today. We are currently offering a special introductory price on the Duette lenses. To read more about Duette lenses, please click here.
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