At Erie Family Eyecare, we fit many different types of contact lenses. We strive to continuously adopt the newest designs and will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. We do specialty contact lens fits including lenses for astigmatism, bifocal and multifocal lenses, and hard-to-fit patients.
Tired of the hassle of wearing glasses? Don’t want to deal with contacts because of your daily activities? We may have the solution for you: Paragon CRT lenses. These lenses are designed to be worn while sleeping and temporarily change the shape of your eye. This allows you to go all day without contacts or glasses!
One question we hear frequently is “how old does my child need to be to wear contacts?” Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. However, with improvements in contact lens design and replacement schedule, we are fitting children younger than ever before. Contacts by eight years old are not unusual. Feel free to schedule an appointment with us to discuss your specific child’s needs.
Prior to prescribing contact lenses, Dr. Berger determines 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. An optometrist may use either a phoropter or an automated instrument to take these measurements. To schedule an appointment for a vision evaluation with our Erie optometrist, call 303-828-9877 today.
After determining the level of refractive error, Dr. Berger works 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, are also available for patients with special eye conditions. Call us at 303-828-9877 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. Call us at 303-828-9877 and speak to our knowledgeable staff if you are interested in modifying or changing your eye color with contact lenses.