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Contact Lenses

Somers Vision Clinic offers many options for contact lenses.

Contact lenses are ideal for patients who have an active lifestyle, since contacts provide better correction for peripheral vision than eyeglasses provide. If you have a high prescription or astigmatism, contact lenses may provide more enhanced vision correction than glasses.

Contact lens fitting is a process aimed at determining the very best lens choice for our patients.   The process begins with a thorough eye exam followed by patient education on the use and care of contact lenses. Dr. Squillace then fits the patients with two or more brands of contact lenses in sequence, allowing the patient time to determine how each type of lens performs in terms of visual acuity and comfort.

Somers Vision Clinic offers nearly 100 different types of contact lenses — spherical, toric, multifocal, colored contacts, and even custom contact lenses for patients with challenging prescription requirements. Plus, we can match or beat the prices of most online retailers — even 1-800 Contacts!   We offer this cost-saving benefit only to our patients, but if you’re not a patient and would like to be, we welcome you to transfer your eye exam records to our practice.

If you’re new to contact lenses, the following section explains the different types, along with their characteristics and our featured brands. Dr. Squillace can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs.

Soft Lenses

These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.

Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses

Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.

Multifocal Lenses

In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses. Blue-Light filter is now available in J+J Acuvue Oasys Max 1-Day Multifocal.

Color Contact Lenses

Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes.

Silicone Hydrogels

Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are comparable to GP lenses. Transitions (darkens in sunlight) feature is available in J+J Acuvue Oasys.

Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Request an appointment for an assessment and advice at Somers Vision Clinic, and we will be in touch with you shortly.

We also offer Specialty Contact Lenses from several of our featured contact brand providers, contact us today to learn more!