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Contact Lenses

Your Contact Lenses Supplier in Austin and Westlake, TX

At Barton Creek Eyecare, we offer a wide selection of contact lenses including disposable soft contact, bifocal/multifocal, toric, and colored lenses. Whether you wear daily, weekly or monthly disposables, or conventional (vial) lenses, check out our selection of lenses that fit your needs.

A good contact lens fit starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear.

Our Austin eye doctors will determine the best fitting lens based on your lifestyle needs, the shape and health of your eye. In most cases, you’ll have the opportunity to try lenses on the same day as your exam. You can even go home with a few samples before making a final decision.

We follow up the initial fitting and then make any necessary changes in fit or materials to get you the best possible fit. We teach all our patients proper contact lens care and also possible consequences if proper care is not taken. Then we continue with long-term follow-up to monitor the condition of the lenses and to ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained.

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Thinking of trying contact lenses?

Contact lenses are a lot more convenient than they were in the past. Start by understanding the benefits and drawbacks of popular varieties of contact lenses– and the ground rules for preventing eye infections.

Soft contact lenses

Soft contact lenses are the most common form of contact lens both in the United States and worldwide. Soft contact lenses can be employed to address many vision challenges, such as:
Nearsightedness (myopia)
Farsightedness (hyperopia)
Indistinct vision (astigmatism)
Age-related loss of near vision (presbyopia)
Soft contact lenses conform to the contour of your eye. They're comfortable and also generally remain in place well, so they're a good choice if you take part in sporting activities or live an on the move way of life.
Soft contact lenses come in different varieties, including:
Daily wear. Daily wear soft contact lenses are normally
the least costly option. You wear the lenses throughout the day, and remove them each evening to be cleansed as well as disinfected. How long you are able to make use of a single pair of daily wear lenses varies according to the supplier.
Extended wear. You can use extended wear soft contact lenses while you sleep, however they need to be taken off for cleansing and disinfecting at least one night a week. It's still crucial to be careful with overnight use, though, because it enhances the risk of eye infections-- even if the lenses have actually been recommended for extended wear.
Disposable. Disposable soft contact lenses are usually the most costly option. You wear the lenses during the day and dispose of them at night. They do not have to be cleaned or sterilized. You merely use them for the recommended timeframe-- such as daily, every week or every month-- and then throw them away. You could take into consideration disposable lenses if you wear contacts mainly on occasion, you can not put up with disinfecting solution, or you place a premium on ease of use.

Hard contact lenses

Rigid, gas permeable lenses, or hard contact lenses, supply clear, crisp vision for a lot of vision problems. Hard contact lenses may be especially attractive if you have actually attempted soft contact lenses and also been disappointed with the outcomes. Hard contact lenses are often a lot more breathable compared to are soft contact lenses, which minimizes the threat of eye infections. The majority of hard contact lenses have to be removed for cleansing as well as sterilization at night. It could require up to a week to adjust to hard contact lenses, also they're more likely to slip off the center of your eye compared to are soft contact lenses-- which may bring about discomfort and blurred vision. If your prescription does not vary plus you care for your hard contact lenses, you can make use of the exact same set of lenses for as much as 2 to 3 years.

Dry Eyes

Despite appropriate use as well as treatment, dry eyes can be a concern for contact lens wearers. If your eyes are itchy or red, remove your contact lenses and make use of lubricating eyedrops.
If your vision ends up being fuzzy or you experience eye pain, sensitivity to light or any other issues, take out your contact lenses and consult your eye doctor at Barton Creek Eyecare in Austin for prompt care.

Avoiding eye infections.

Wearing contact lenses of any type of kind increases the risk of corneal infection, simply due to the fact that contact lenses minimize the amount of oxygen that reaches the corneas. Eye infections aren’t inescapable, however.
To stop infections:
Practice excellent hygiene. Wash, rinse and completely dry your hands completely before dealing with your contacts.
Remove your contacts before you going to bed. This concerns extended wear contacts, as well. Although extended wear contacts are created to be slept in overnight, constant wear dramatically raises the threat of eye infections.
Lessen contact with water. Remove your contact lenses before you take a shower, swimming or make use of a hot tub.
Do not dampen your lenses with saliva. Avoid any sort of pull to place your lenses in your mouth to moisten them.
Make sure to use appropriate contact lens solutions. Use only commercially prepared, sterile products developed specifically for the kind of contact lenses you wear– not water or homemade saline solution. Discard the solution in the contact lens case each time you disinfect the lenses, and also don’t “refill” existing solution that’s currently in the contact lens holder.
‘Rub and also wash’ your contact lenses. Delicately rub your lenses while you’re cleansing them, even if you pick no-rub solution.
Keep an eye on the expiration date. Don’t use contact lens solution that is past the expiration day.
Change contact lenses and also holders as recommended. Follow manufacturer standards for changing your contact lenses– and also replace your contact lens holders every 3 to six months.

Obtaining the appropriate fit.

If you determine that you wish to consider contact lenses, consult your eye doctor in Austin for a complete eye exam as well as a contact lens fitting. Arrange follow-up eye exams as advised by your eye doctor. You might require a follow-up examination after one week, one month and also six months, and then yearly.

Specialized contact lenses

Based on your vision needs, you may think about specialized contact lenses, which include:
Hybrid contact lenses. Hybrid contact lenses provide a hard (gas permeable) middle bordered by a soft outer ring. Hybrid contact lenses may be an alternative if you have an irregular corneal curvature (keratoconus) or you have trouble wearing traditional hard lenses.
Bifocal or multifocal contact lenses. These lenses, which are available in both soft and hard varieties, can address nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism in combination with age-related loss of near vision (presbyopia).
Colored contact lenses. Some contact lenses are tinted, either for cosmetic or remedial purposes– to improve color perception or help compensate for color blindness, for example. Stay clear of costume or cosmetic contact lenses, though. These lenses can ruin your eyes and induce potentially serious eye infections.

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