Our Optometrist can help you find the best contact lenses for your lifestyle.
New advances in contact lens technology allow most people to successfully wear contact lenses-even those with astigmatism or bifocal requirements. You’ll quickly recognize that we go beyond the “one size fits all” approach to contact lenses and we understand the importance of personal attention when it comes to your vision and comfort.
Alabama Family Eye Care will work with you to determine the best type based on your lifestyle, the shape and health of your eye. In most cases, you’ll be able to leave with lenses on the same day as your exam. We’ll teach you how to place the lenses in your eye as well as how to remove them. This is often the most intimidating part of trying contact lenses for the first time. Our staff is patient and knowledgeable to walk you through it all step by step.
A good contact lens fit starts with a thorough eye exam to ensure the most up-to-date prescription and rule out any pre-existing conditions that could interfere with contact lens wear or put you more at risk for complications due to wearing contact lenses.
After the initial fitting, we follow up with you and make any necessary changes in fit or materials to give you the best comfort and vision. We teach all our patients proper contact lens care and also possible consequences if proper care is not taken. Then we continue with long-term follow up at least yearly to monitor the condition of the lenses, eye health and to ensure that proper hygiene is being maintained to prevent complications.
Some of the most popular soft contact lens brands available today are:
We fit contact lenses from all the major manufacturers including, but not limited to:
- CooperVision (Biofinity, Frequency)
- CibaVision/Alcon (Air Optix, Air Optix Night and Day)
- Vistakon/Johnson & Johnson (Acuvue)
- Bausch + Lomb (Pure Vision, SofLens, Optima)
Summary of Services
- Comprehensive Eye Exam – complete evaluation of the visual system and ocular health including dilation (dilation is performed at least every other year)
- Pediatric Comprehensive Eye Exam – complete evaluation of the visual system and ocular health including dilation beginning from six months of age. Eye exams for children are very important because vision problems are often related to poor school performance.
- Contact Lens Fittings – for all types of contact lenses including specialty contact lenses available for astigmatism, presbyopia (the loss of reading vision after age 40-45 years old), and keratoconus (a progressive disease in which the cornea thins and becomes irregularly shaped).
- Specialty Contact Lenses – supply any and all types of contact lenses available on the market.
- Cataract Surgery Care – perform pre-operative and post-operative care following cataract surgery.
- Digital Retinal Imaging – documentation of eye conditions that need to be monitored for changes over time.
- Glaucoma Testing – diagnosis, management and treatment of glaucoma, called the “silent thief of vision” because it has no symptoms until its later stages when vision is already lost.
- Lasik Surgery – perform pre-operative exam to evaluate if you are a good candidate and post-operative care following Lasik surgery.
- Macular Degeneration Management – monitor progression and evaluate if treatment is necessary. Research indicates certain vitamins and minerals may help prevent or slow the progression of macular degeneration.
- Latisse – medication prescribed to grow longer, fuller, darker eyelashes
- Eye Emergencies – including red eyes, injuries and sudden symptoms requiring evaluation and treatment.
- Dry Eye Syndrome – including evaluation and treatment such as punctal plugs, prescription drug treatment like Restasis, and monitoring.
- Surgical Consultation and Post-Operative Eye Care Treatment – for cataracts, strabismus, corneal transplants, retinal detachment, Lasik, PRK, and Epilasik and others.
- Frame and Lens Service – prescribe and fill prescriptions for prescription glasses, reading glasses, sunglasses, and specialty glasses for hobbies and occupational needs.