Contact Lenses

Contact Lenses from Our Optometrist in Helena

Vision problems such as nearsightedness, presbyopia, astigmatism, and farsightedness are more common than you might realize, and you may not realize it because so many of the people in your everyday world are wearing contact lenses. These discreet little lenses can give you sharp, clear vision without any need for bulkier, more damage-prone eyeglasses. If your vision could use a boost, it may be time you scheduled an appointment at Montana Eyecare to ask about contact lenses from our optometrist in Helena.


What Kind of Contacts Do You Need? A Contact Lens Exam Can Tell You

Like eyeglasses, contact lenses are most commonly prescribed to correct refractive errors. Unlike eyeglasses, they compensate for those errors by altering the refraction of incoming light directly at the corneas, not in front of the face. This means that they have to be fitted to your exact corneal sizes and contours. It also means that the wrong kind of contact lenses could lead to insufficient vision correction or even eye irritation.

Our optometrist in Helena administers a preliminary contact lens exam to help you get the happiest results possible. Corneal mapping and various other eye measurements allow us to order the right size of product for an optimal fit. Meanwhile, analysis of your ocular health, vision prescription, and lifestyle give us other valuable information for selecting your contacts. For instance, we will ask you if you suffer from dry eye or a reaction to protein debris known as giant papillary conjunctivitis. We will also consider whether you have a particularly severe refractive error, or one that requires correction of more than one distance level. Your preferences regarding lens cleaning, hygiene, and duration of wear may also affect the final choice of lenses.

Your Local Stop for All Kinds of Lenses

Whatever kind of contact lenses you need, you can get them right here at our clinic's local optical store. You may be able to wear regular single-vision soft contacts, either as disposable lenses or in extended-wear form. If you need stronger corrective power, we will recommend rigid gas-permeable lenses instead. Irregular corneal contours may call for toric contacts (in the case of astigmatism) or scleral contacts (for keratoconus). If you have presbyopia, you'll need multi-focal lenses instead of single-vision lenses. We can even offer contacts optimized for dry eye or other sensitivities.

Ready for Some Top-Quality Contacts? Come Visit Montana Eyecare

Contacts may be "invisible" when worn, but that doesn't make them unworthy of close attention. If you're ready to enjoy the finest vision correction possible, call Montana Eyecare at (406) 443-2121 to schedule a visit to our Helena clinic!


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