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The Simple Facts

More than half of all Americans – some 130 million people – require vision correction. Of this group, approximately 30 million people have chosen to wear contact lenses. Whether you are nearsighted, farsighted, have an astigmatism, or just want to change your eye color, contacts have a comfortable feel and natural look that offer a practical way to deal with vision correction. Advances in contact lenses and lens care products have made it possible for almost anyone who needs vision correction to wear contacts.

Contact Lens Benefits

Today’s contact lenses provide options for every lifestyle and can help correct many vision problems. Active Americans are finding that contacts are more practical than glasses. Contact offer better depth perception, improved peripheral vision, and enhanced visual acuity. They also resist smudging and fogging when moving from cold to warm temperatures.

Most first-time wearers are delighted with the level of comfort that contact lenses provide. An initial exam and contact lens fitting by professional eye care practitioners can help you adjust to your lenses for problem-free, long-term wear.

Today’s Contacts Fit Your Lifestyle

Whether you’re a baby boomer, athlete, or a fashion-conscious teen, contact lenses can fit your lifestyle. Here’s how:

Many baby boomers suffer from presbyopia2 and can benefit from bifocal contact lenses, which allow eyes to balance and focus for both distance viewing and reading.

For everyday athletes and weekend joggers, contacts can improve a person’s ability to judge the distance and speed of objects, as well as other players. Plus, they don’t fog or smudge when temperatures change, which makes them perfect for many sports.

For daily wear or just special occasions, tinted soft lenses offer fashion-conscious people the option of changing their eye color. The color is visible on the eyes but does not affect the color of objects viewed through the lenses. They come in a variety of colors.

Choose the Contact Lens That’s Right for You

Family Eye Clinic offers several types of contact lenses, each one specifically suited to a particular condition or correction. Click on a title to read more.

Solutions and Accessories

We offer several convenient ways to make sure you don’t run out of contact-lens supplies: order online, stop by, or give us a call at (509) 334-3300.

Check out Custom Stable Lens – call us to see if they’re a good fit for you. More information about scleral lenses is available here.

Looking for a more permanent solution? Ask us about intra-eye contact lenses.

Notes:

1. Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the normally round cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape. This cone shape deflects light as it enters the eye on its way to the light-sensitive retina, causing distorted vision.  Keratoconus can occur in one or both eyes and often begins during a person’s teens or early 20s.

2. Presbyopia is the normal loss of near focusing ability that occurs with age. Most people begin to notice the effects of presbyopia sometime after age 40, when they start having trouble seeing small print clearly — including text messages on their phone.  You can’t escape presbyopia, even if you’ve never had a vision problem before. Even people who are nearsighted will notice that their near vision blurs when they wear their usual eyeglasses or contact lenses to correct distance vision.