Contact Lenses for Patients in the Metro East Illinois Area
Are you ready to free yourself from the constraints of your eyeglasses? Sick of the headaches and sore eyes? It’s time you called a local optometric office to schedule an appointment for a contact lens exam. At Lebanon Optometric Center and Breese Family Vision Center, we provide contact lens examinations and fittings for people throughout the Metro East area, including the communities of Breese, Lebanon, Highland, and O’Fallon. As a family-owned business, we understand the importance of looking, feeling, and seeing your very best. We can help you accomplish all of these things with the right contact lenses for your vision. Don’t put this off – a frameless world is waiting for you with one phone call to us!
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Types of Contacts
People throughout the Metro East area know it’s us to call for all of their contact lens needs. We offer a trained and dedicated staff that knows how to evaluate your vision care needs and fit you with the proper contact lenses! We offer access to all types, and we invite you to learn more about the various types of contacts by reading below! As always, don’t hesitate to contact our staff for answers to your questions, additional information or to schedule an appointment!
Soft Contact Lenses
These are the most common type of contact lenses, being used by millions of people all over the world. They’re considered “soft” because they are constructed of soft, plastic material that allows oxygen to penetrate the lens and reach the cornea, offering a fit that’s comfortable and easy to adjust.
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses
This type of contact lens is not as comfortable as soft lenses as they feature more durable materials. These durable materials make the contact lens resistant to dust and other debris. Additionally, due to the durable materials, they tend to last longer than soft lenses. Unfortunately, they’re not as comfortable, and they may take some getting used to.
Continuous-Wear Contact Lenses
These types of lenses act just as the name implies. You can wear continuous contacts all of the time including overnight. They come in a variety of options and can be worn up to a week or even a month, depending on the type you’re prescribed. Made of flexible plastics, they allow a comfortable anytime wear, but a short break should be taken after the allotted amount of time.
Multifocal Contact Lenses
Contacts with multiple powers in them to give an option for clear vision far away, close up, and at intermediate distance.
Disposable Contact Lenses
Disposable contacts are soft contact lenses that are made to be thrown away or disposed of at the end of the allotted period of use. We provide disposable contact lenses that treat a variety of eye conditions.
Hybrid Contact Lenses
Hybrid contacts provide a happy medium between the comfortable soft lenses and rigid RGP lenses. They provide the comfort provided by a soft lens and the durability and dust prevention of an RGP lens. These can be used for patients with a range of ocular needs.
Prosthetic Contact Lenses
Prosthetic lenses are used to help correct the aesthetics of a patient’s eye. From misshaped pupils to patients with different colored eyes, prosthetic lenses help people to see better and to like what they see!
Scleral Contact Lenses
Larger and wider contact lenses that offer a number of vision benefits for patients who have irregular corneas and extremely dry eyes.
Contact Lens FAQ
Do you hate your glasses, but you’ve been told it’s your only solution? Every day, millions of people struggle with glasses – they make your head hurt, your eyes sore or you’re just not satisfied when you look in the mirror. Luckily, glasses may not be the only solution to your astigmatism or eye problems. There have been plenty of advancements made in contact lenses, allowing them to help more people than ever before. Our optometrists can evaluate your vision to see if you could benefit from contacts.
Will contact lenses help me?
This can only be determined with a contact lens exam. Contacts can be used to treat a wide variety of ocular disease and conditions, so there’s good reason to believe that they may help you, but we can’t be sure until a thorough examination has been done.
What type of contacts are right for me?
The answer to this question will depend on a few things. First, it depends on your prescription. If your contact lenses are only available in certain styles, you’ll have to choose from those. Also, it depends on your preferences. You may have the choice between types of lenses, meaning you’ll have to decide based on comfort, price and other factors. However, it’s impossible to tell what type of lenses you’ll need until you come in for a contact lens exam.
What are the benefits of contacts over glasses?
This depends on the type of lens that you purchase. Some types of lenses can be worn overnight without a problem while others must be removed before sleeping or else the patient may experience discomfort or pain from an eye injury.
Are contact lens and eyeglass prescriptions the same?
No. Contact lens prescriptions are different from eyeglass prescriptions. They vary significantly because glasses sit about 12 millimeters from your face, whereas contact lens lay right upon the surface of your eyes. If you decide to have both glasses and contact lenses, you will need two different prescriptions.