When you need contact lenses, turn to our Rohnert Park optometrist. At Dr. Shipley & Associates, we offer you a variety of contact lenses to suit every need and to correct every type of vision concern. You can select among soft, toric, bifocal, gas permeable, keratoconus, soft-gas permeable hybrid, aphakic, and custom contact lenses. Our eye professionals will help you to determine which is the right choice for you, but let’s go over each type to familiarize you with their uses and benefits.
Soft contact lenses and gas permeable contact lenses both allow your eyes to breath more easily, though soft lenses are typically more comfortable to wear. Soft lenses are ideal for people who are active. Soft-gas permeable hybrid contact lenses offer the comfort of soft lenses with the clearer vision provided by gas permeable lenses. Bifocal lenses are perfect if you have both nearsightedness and farsightedness. Much like bifocal glasses, they provide two lenses to address each concern. They can either be segmented, like bifocal eyeglasses, or simultaneous that permit you to focus on both a near and close object at the same time. Toric lenses are used for correcting astigmatism specifically. They are similar to bifocals since they correct both your astigmatism and also nearsightedness or farsightedness. As with all contact lenses, you should consult with our Rohnert Park optometrist for expert guidance in determining the plusses and minuses of such contact lenses depending upon your unique situation.
Keratoconus contact lenses are a special kind of lens used for those who have the eye disease known as keratoconus. It refers to an astigmatism caused by an alteration in the normal shape of the cornea. Most people with this disease can be helped with contact lenses. These are rigid lenses that are custom fit. Our Rohnert Park optometrist can provide more information about these type of lenses if you are diagnosed with keratoconus.
Aphakic contact lenses are for those who have had cataract surgery. As with all eye conditions and types of contact lenses, consult with our Rohnert Park optometrist for all of your questions and for reliable advice. Don’t forget that you can also get custom contact lenses for many problems and circumstances. You can even get your contact lenses in different colors to enjoy a cosmetic change while correcting your vision.