When you need to wear prescription glasses but find them to be an inconvenience, contact lenses may be a great alternative. At Classic Vision Care in Kennesaw, Marietta, and Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Mital Patel offers contact lens prescriptions and fittings to enhance your visual acuity. Dr. Patel also provides specialty lenses to correct the curvature of your cornea to improve conditions like astigmatism. To schedule a contact lens fitting, book an appointment online or by calling the office.
Contact lenses are thin discs of clear plastic that fit over the surface of your eye. They’re an effective method for improving your vision when you have:
Contact lenses can also correct eye conditions like keratoconus, in which a cone-shaped bulge develops on the cornea.
Dr. Patel performs a thorough eye exam to determine which type of contact lens is best for you. Classic Vision Care offers two types of contact lenses.
Soft lenses are made of flexible plastic materials that cover your cornea and allow air to pass freely. They’re useful in correcting numerous vision issues and may be easier to adapt to than hard lenses. Soft lenses can be clear or may feature a color tint that changes the appearance of your natural eye color.
Soft lenses are available in several styles, including disposable, daily wear, and extended wear.
Hard lenses are also known as rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses and are made of durable plastics. They may provide more precise vision than soft lenses, especially if you have astigmatism. These lenses may take you more time to adapt to the feel and fit of the lenses than soft lenses.
Dr. Patel provides in-depth information to ensure you’re caring for your contacts and the health of your eyes. Without proper cleaning, care, and use, contact lenses can increase your risk of developing eye infections and injuries.
Daily wear soft lenses and hard lenses require regular cleaning with a special cleaning solution. You should store your lenses in a contact case with enough solution to prevent them from drying out when not in use. Additional cleaning products are available to remove stubborn deposits and ensure a comfortable fit.
If you have disposable or extended wear soft lenses, you receive several pairs of contacts and throw out worn pairs, according to Dr. Patel’s treatment plan.
Contacts may provide more enhanced vision than prescription glasses. As the contacts fit directly over your eyes, you can expect clearer vision in all directions.
Other benefits of contact lenses include: