North Texas Center for Sight
Comprehensive Ophthalmology located in Denton, TX
If you need corrective eyewear but don’t want to wear glasses, contact lenses can improve your vision even if you have complex eye issues. Nicki Sayani, MD, and the team at the North Texas Center for Sight in Denton, Texas, offers a wide range of options for soft and gas-permeable contact lenses. To see if contacts can help improve your vision, call or schedule an appointment online with their office.
What are contact lenses?
The contact lens is a revolutionary way of improving your sight without having to wear eyeglasses. Contact lenses sit directly on your eye, rather than in front of your eye, correcting the malformations in your natural lens that cause vision problems. You may also use contacts as a way of changing your eye color, with or without vision correction.
There are two main types of contact lenses, which include:
Soft contacts are thin, flexible, disposable, and the most common type of contact lens. Soft contacts may help improve vision for both children and adults.
Hard (gas-permeable) contacts
Hard contacts are more durable and less flexible than soft contacts, and they’re often the best choice for correcting difficult eye problems. These lenses are less expensive and allow a better flow of oxygen to your eye than soft contacts.
The North Texas Center for Sight offers a wide range of contact lenses, including soft, hard lenses, and specialty lenses for complex vision problems.
How do contact lenses correct my vision?
Contact lenses are comprised of a small, curved, thin material that floats on the tear film layer of your cornea. They serve the same purpose as eyeglasses to correct the way that light refracts off of your natural lens and helps your eyes focus.
Contacts come in different sizes and shapes, depending on the type of vision problems you have. As part of your contact lens examination, the team at the North Texas Center for Sight takes several measurements to determine the best type of contact lens for you.
What types of vision problems do contact lenses correct?
Contact lenses may correct a variety of vision problems, including:
- Myopia (nearsightedness)
- Hyperopia (farsightedness)
- Dry eyes
Even if you need bifocals or other complex eye care, there may be a specialty lens that meets your needs.
What are some brands of contact lenses?
The North Texas Center for Sight offers a wide selection of contact lenses so that you have an option that fits your needs the best. After your contact lens examination, the team recommends, fits, and provides education about the lenses that are right for you.
They provide daily wear, extended-wear, daily disposable, multifocal, and astigmatism lenses. A few of the brands and products they carry include:
- CIBA Vision®
- CooperVision® BioInfinity™
- Fresh Look Dimensions™
- Bausch & Lomb®
- Air Optix™
- Acuvue® Moist™
- Acuvue Oasys™
- Acuvue TruEye™
- Acuvue Define™
They also provide quality contact solutions and care products by Opti-Free®, Bausch & Lomb, and more, to keep your eyes healthy and your contacts safe and effective.
To see if contact lenses can help improve your vision, call or schedule an appointment online with the North Texas Center for Sight today.