For all your contact lens needs THE SPECTRUM
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Considering Contact Lenses
There are a number of reasons why some people prefer contact lenses over standard eyewear: a glasses-free look - contacts provide vision correction without placing a pair of glasses on your face; hassle free - once in your eyes, contacts require less maintenance throughout the day than glasses and they are more versatile - contacts may make it easier to participate in a number of outdoor activities and sports such as jogging, golf, tennis or basketball: fun - colored contacts are a fun way to enhance your natural eye color or change the color of your eyes all together. Contact lenses might provide improved vision for people with high-strength prescriptions or astigmatism.

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Once you've decided you want to try contact lenses, you will need to schedule a contact lens appointment. Our Drs. will recommend contact lenses for your eyes based on a complete vision examination and a review of your visual needs at work and at play. Being able to wear contact lenses successfully depends upon your motivation and commitment to take proper care of both the lenses and your eyes.

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GOOD CANDIDATES FOR CONTACTS will have: realistic expectations about contact lens wear; a desire to wear them; the ability to follow directions regarding care and cleaning; a prescription that lends itself to contact lenses; and no additional eye health problems.

At the contact lens appointment, an evaluation will be made to determine the appropriate starter lenses. Contact lenses are fit to each individual person and follow up appointments are needed to ensure appropriateness. At your final appointment with your optometrist, you will be given your contact lens prescription.

Current contact lens wearers should bring a copy of their most recent, signed, contact lens prescription. If you have not had a recent eye exam (within 12 to 24 months), or do not have a copy of your contact lens prescription, your doctor will require a new eye examination to evaluate the health of your eyes and to determined the type of contact lenses best suited for you.
Contact lenses are available in a variety of materials and wearing schedules. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it's important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each type.

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Soft Lenses
- Soft contact lenses are comfortable to wear almost from the start. Replacement schedules can vary from once a year, quarterly, monthly or weekly. For the optimum in convenience, daily disposable soft contacts are discarded everyday, completely eliminating the need to clean and disinfect. Soft lenses are recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are difficult to dislodge. They are available in daily wear and extended wear.

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Color Contacts For A Change
Enhance your eye color or even change it completely with colored soft contact lenses. They are fun, exciting, and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes. Ask your eyecare professional about colored contacts.

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Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) Lenses
- RGP lenses are made of slightly flexible plastics that offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft lenses and easier to care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.

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offers a wide variety of hybrid contact lenses to meet your visual needs. Whether you have Astigmatism, need vision correction for distance, close up, reading or to help correct keratoconus, SynergEyes® contact lenses will provide you with comfortable and crisp vision all day long.

Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, a yearly eye exam is recommended.