Entering the world of contact lenses is an exciting adventure in pursuit of the right contacts for your lifestyle. All options can be pursued to find the best option for your eyes, whether it is soft, astigmatism, rigid, multi-focal, dailies, post-surgical, keratoconus , cosmetic, or prosthetic contact lenses. Ask Dr. Melamed about the newest technology in contact lens design that will fit your lifestyle. Patients who have been unsuccessful in the past because of uncomfortable fits, dry eyes, or poor visual outcomes should consult with Dr Melamed for the newest options in contact lenses.
The most common type of contact lenses included in this category can fit most patients with excellent visual, health and comfort. We carry trials of monthly, 2-week, and daily disposable modalities, including lenses FDA approved for sleep wear.
Many patients eyes require astigmatism correction to give sharper vision. Soft astigmatism lenses are now available in high oxygen contact, sharper vision, and greater comfort. The newest technology includes daily disposable astigmatism contact lenses for a majority of astigmatic patients.
RGPs (Rigid Gas Permeables) are recommended for many patients with high astigmatism, high prescriptions or irregular corneas. They are now as comfortable as ever, with initial discomfort being minimal and lasing from days to weeks.
For patients over the age of 40, these newest lenses allow both distance, intermediate, and near vision without compromising depth perception. Modalities include monthly, 2-week, with daily disposable in the horizon.
The most comfortable, convenient, and healthy lenses are daily disposable contact lenses. Now more affordable as ever, these lenses provide patients with a clean sterile lens everyday, to avoid contaminants, preservatives, and minimize risks of infections.
Patients with irregular corneas after many eye surgeries, including corneal transplants, post RK, and other surgeries allow excellent vision, reduced glare that is not achievable through glasses or regular contact lenses.
Patients suffering from keratoconus, pellucid, or other similar corneas diseases are in good hands. These specialty contact lenses allow these patients to be able to see again when glasses and soft contact lenses are not performing well.
Giving your eyes a little color now is healthier than ever. Air Optix Colors are now available in monthly modality with a wide range of colors and parameters and include high oxygen permeability to keep your eyes health.
Patients with eye injuries often require lenses to reduce glare or require hand painted lenses to match the other good eye. See this patient example from Dr. Melamed's patient.