Eye Care Center of Colorado Springs has been providing contact lens services in Colorado Springs since 1987. Specializing in contact lens exams and contact lens fittings, we provide and sell lenses of all types including lenses for specialty and hard to fit wearers. We work with most health insurance companies and all types of eyes.
At our contact lens clinic, all major brands and all types of lenses are available. These include both hard contacts and soft contacts, colored contacts such as FreshLook Colors, extended wear contacts, and lenses for specialty conditions. Whether you need contacts for a specific vision condition such as cataracts, or are simply after standard contacts for activities such as reading or driving, when you come to Eye Care Center of Colorado Springs, we will recommend the best possible lens for your personal needs and guarantee a successful fit and comfort!
What Are Contact Lenses?
Contact lenses are thin, curved plastic lenses placed on the surface of the eye over the cornea, used primarily to correct vision, in place of eyeglasses. Glass contact lenses date back to the 19th century, and plastic lenses were introduced in the mid 20th century. Plastic contact lenses form to the measurements of the shape of the cornea, measured by optical instruments.
Contact lenses are considered medical devices and are regulated by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Lenses can be worn for both vision correction and cosmetic purposes. Both prescription and cosmetic lenses require a prescription from a doctor.
The Eyecare Center of Colorado Springs has specialized in providing contact lens services in Colorado Springs since 1987. We specialize in contact lens exams and fittings, and offer all major brands and types of lenses in order to provide the best lens for your personal needs and comfort. We guarantee a successful fit and the utmost comfort!
Types of Contact Lenses
Contact lenses are most commonly worn in order to correct vision imperfections. Contacts are also worn for cosmetic and novelty purposes – without a need to correct vision. They can be worn temporarily, or long-term to change one’s eye color for costumes or to create special effects. A variety of lenses are available, including hard, soft, gas permeable, hybrid lenses, and more.
The Eyecare Center of Colorado Springs offers all major brands and types of lenses available, including both hard and soft contacts, colored contacts such as FreshLook Colors, extended wear and daily disposable contacts.
We also provide specialty lenses of all types for specialty and hard to fit wearers. Our experienced optometrists specialize in providing individualized lens fittings and custom contact lenses for patients with irregular corneas, keratoconus, and astigmatisms. Dr. Bro and Dr. Whitney are experts in the field, and continuously research and study the most current treatments and innovations in custom lens designs for irregular corneas and individual conditions to provide comfortable vision correction.
Contact Lenses vs. Eyeglasses
Contact lenses can be worn in place of glasses, and are preferred for many reasons. In our office at the Eye Care Center of Colorado Springs, we see a preference for contacts due to varying reasons. Glasses can create a distortion of vision, due to the distance between ones eye and the lens. In addition, eyeglasses do not account for poor peripheral or side vision, which is essential for daily functions such as driving and walking up or down stairs, as well as in athletics and for activities like swimming and exercising.
Eyeglasses can fog up, display distracting reflections, and create uncomfortable weight on a person’s face and ears. In situations of extreme weather, like rain or snow eyeglasses can gather precipitation. In areas that experience excessive sun, many eyeglasses don’t provide UV protection, and the additional cost of prescription sunglasses or “clip-ons” make contact lenses desirable, as one can wear sunglasses should they wear contact lenses.
Who Can Wear Contact Lenses?
- People with most any prescription or eye condition can wear contact lenses.
- Studies show that children as young as eight years old can safely wear contact lenses.
- Bifocal and multifocal contacts are available for those who typically wear bifocal glasses or “readers” in order to correct presbyopia (a condition that affects near vision and is typically seen in patients over the age of 40).
- As an athlete or active person, eyeglasses are not always ideal, as they can be apt to distract an athlete, decrease depth perception, and reduce effectiveness of eye-hand and eye-foot coordination. Sports doctors recommend the use of contact lenses for athletes for these reasons.
- Contact lenses are worn by millions of people and are a healthy, convenient, effective way to correct vision defects of all kinds.
Call us at (719)-576-5844 or schedule your consultation online for a contact lens fitting with the Eyecare Center of Colorado Springs today!