Contact Lenses in Tuscaloosa, AL

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About Contact Lenses

For individuals who have refractive errors, being able to get the condition diagnosed and managed at the same location makes the process simple. At inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa, our board-certified optometrists utilize cutting-edge technology to diagnose vision problems and offer a full line of contact lenses along with fittings at our facility. Our contact lenses are suited to treat a wide variety of unique vision needs and conditions, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and keratoconus. In addition to standard contact lenses, we offer specialty contacts, including multifocal and scleral lenses, which are optimal for treating certain vision needs or impairments. Reach out to our team to schedule an eye exam and contact lenses fitting in Tuscaloosa, AL.

What are the benefits of getting contact lenses?

Here at inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa, we recommend contact lenses for our patients who are interested in gaining:

  • Increased variety of lifestyle, with more ease for activity and sports
  • A broader visual field, including peripheral vision improvements
  • Aesthetic benefits, without needing to change your appearance to improve your vision
  • Ease of vision, which allows us to treat a wide range of eye complaints from astigmatism to farsightedness

Am I A Good Candidate for Contact Lenses?

After a complete eye evaluation, we will determine if contacts are the optimal treatment for your vision impairment. For many, contacts are the most suitable way to obtain sharp vision. Beyond convenience, contact lens technology has made numerous recent gains. A few of the most frequently requested types of lenses we offer include daily wear, one-day wear, bifocal, and HD contact lenses. Moreover, today's contacts are now better fitting than ever, with the vast majority of contact lens users experiencing no discomfort.

What To Expect with Contacts

During your eye exam and lens consultation, our team will help you make the best decision for your specific needs. At inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa, we will direct extra effort and thought to make sure you get the ideal prescription and most comfortable contact lens fit and type. Furthermore, we will help you keep true to your budget. Additionally, we are excited to teach an in-depth training session for the insertion and removal of contacts for adults and children. Throughout your acuity test and lens consultation, our optometrists will help you make the best decision for your individual needs and goals.

What Can I Expect After Getting Contact Lenses?

If this is your first time using contacts, our team will likely schedule a follow-up appointment in a few weeks to ensure your lenses fit well and allow you to see as intended. It may take a week or so to adjust to the feel of your contact lenses and the process of putting them in or taking them out. You should continue scheduling regular eye exams to monitor for developing conditions and ensure your vision is healthy for years to come.

Contact Lenses FAQ

Which is more expensive, glasses or contact lenses?
Typically, contact lenses are more expensive than glasses. Non-disposable contact lenses usually run between $150 – 175 and $375 – 400 per year. Disposable contact lenses can be on the higher end at around $175 – 400 per year.

Do you have the same prescription for glasses and contacts?
No, you don't. The prescription for your eyeglasses is not the same as your contact lens prescription. Because glasses sit in front of your eyes to correct your vision and contact lenses sit on your eye, contact lenses have to include more information about the curvature and width of the lenses.

Can glasses and contacts be worn at the same time?
Yes, many patients can wear both contact lenses and glasses to correct their vision. Some people may need eyeglasses for reading and close work while they wear contact lenses to correct their distance vision.

At what age can children start wearing contact lenses?
In general, most doctors will recommend that children be at least 7 – 8 years old before they start wearing contact lenses. This isn't necessarily because of any health or vision restrictions but more to ensure they have the maturity and responsibility to properly use and care for their contact lenses.

Dependable Clear Vision

We know one size does not fit all when it comes to contacts, which is why we offer a wide array of lens options to meet your unique needs and give you clear, sharp vision. Our contact lenses can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and more. Please call the team at inVision Ophthalmology Tuscaloosa to schedule an appointment with one of the skilled ocular specialists in Tuscaloosa, AL.

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