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GLASSES & CONTACTS (2)

Published: 2022-11-23

An investment in your personal vision is to make a careful and appropriate lens selection. This process is carried out in the BEI office with a high level of scrupulousness. First of all, you will be trained on insertion and removal as well as the care of the lenses and leave the office with a trial set of lenses. As soon as you determine that the lenses are satisfactory you’ll be able to order a yearly supply of lenses and begin a life free from prescription glasses!

GLASSES & CONTACTS (2)
POLARIZATION

Polarization is a filter within a sunglass lens that changes the way light enters the eye. Normally, light enters the eye from all directions and as such can sometimes cause blinding glare upon reflection. Polarizing filters eliminate this by filtering the light so that it comes in from only one direction or as a pole. This option is suited for any patient who wants sunglasses that make seeing in the sun more comfortable. You’ll notice the greatest benefits of polarization when driving, taking part in water based activities, or skiing.

TRANSITION LENSES

Transition lenses are specially designed with Ultra-Violet reactive materials that indicate to the lens when to darken and lighten. This feature is ideally suited to patients who spend dedicated time outdoors for gardening or hiking, and don’t like the idea of carrying two pairs of glasses. They go from completely clear to sunglass dark in roughly a minute, and they do the reverse in roughly two. Downsides to transition lenses: after about six months of use there is a slight residual tint, and the lenses will not darken when driving, because UV light is filtered by most windshields.

CONTACT LENSES

Over 24 million people choose contact lenses to correct vision. When used with care and proper supervision, contacts are a safe and effective alternative to eyeglasses.

Contact lenses can be made from a number of different plastics. The main distinction among them is whether they are hard or soft. Most contact lens wearers in the United States wear soft lenses. These may be daily wear soft lenses, extended wear lenses or disposable lenses. TORIC soft lenses provide a soft lens alternative for people with slight to moderate astigmatism.

The majority of people can tolerate contact lenses, but there are some exceptions. Conditions that might prevent an individual from successfully wearing contact lenses include dry eye, severe allergies, frequent eye infections, or a dusty and dirty work environment. Most of these are only relative contraindications and may be successfully addressed with minimal intervention such as punctal occlusion. Contact lenses can be made from a number of different plastics. The main distinction among them is whether they are hard or soft. Most contact lens wearers in the United States wear soft lenses. These may be daily wear soft lenses, extended wear lenses or disposable lenses. TORIC soft lenses provide a soft lens alternative for people with slight to moderate astigmatism.

CUSTOMIZED CONTACT LENS FITTING

Surgical procedures are not for everyone that is why we offer customized prescription eyewear and contact lens fitting.

You can choose us to do your contact lens fitting, or we can recommend a number of excellent optometrists, affiliated with our practice.

Should you decide to have your fitting with us, we will expertly determine your lens prescription and help you decide on glasses or contacts.

If contacts are your choice, then corneal topography is done to determine the shape of the cornea. We will then provide you with trial lenses to determine comfort, fit and visual acuity.

Once you have made your choice, you will be trained on insertion and removal as well as the care of the lenses. You will be able to leave the office with a trial set of lenses. As soon as you determine that the lenses are satisfactory you’ll be able to order a yearly supply of lenses and begin a life free from prescription glasses! If for some reason your eyes do not adapt to your new lenses, please bring them back and we will happily work with you until you are satisfied.