Contact Lenses Fort Myers

If you are not thrilled at the thought of wearing glasses, contact lenses may be a great alternative for you. And if you’re looking for contact lenses in Fort Myers, look no further than the trusted eye professionals at Elmquist Eye Group.

Who is a candidate?

Contact Lenses Fort MyersWe will determine the best contact lenses to address your vision problem, whether it be nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, or a combination of issues.

These days, there are so many types of contact lenses that nearly everyone can wear them. If you’re not crazy about wearing glasses, or you don’t want to have LASIK surgery, contact lenses are an excellent choice for vision correction.

Contact lenses can address isolated problems of nearsightedness, farsightedness and even astigmatism. Even better, contact lenses can also address a combination of these vision problems. There are even advanced contact lens formulations that can correct presbyopia after age 40, even if you also have astigmatism. You can even get custom contact lens formulations if the conventional lenses don’t work for you.

Contact lenses can be specially formulated for people with dry eye conditions and you can even get colored lenses for cosmetic purposes. Some contact lenses can even help protect your eyes against harmful ultraviolet rays that cause cataracts and other eye conditions. There are daily wear disposable lenses that you replace every day, and even lenses suitable for overnight wear. Contact lenses can be monofocal, bifocal or even multifocal.

Tell me more about contact lenses

These days, the majority of contact lens wearers have either silicone hydrogel lenses or soft hydrogel lenses made from gel-like advanced plastics called hydrogels. The lenses are extremely thin and pliable so that they readily conform to your eye’s surface. Silicon hydrogel lenses are more advanced and more porous than regular soft lenses; they allow more oxygen to reach the cornea, and are now the most popular form of lens.

Gas permeable lenses are mainly used for astigmatism. They are more rigid than hydrogel lenses but are nevertheless porous to let oxygen pass through. These lenses often provide a sharper vision than the two forms of hydrogel lenses.

During your comprehensive eye exam at Elmquist, we will determine the best contacts for your visual needs and lifestyle. We offer a full range of the most current contact lenses available.

The Elmquist Difference

Whether you are trying contact lenses for the first time or are a contact lens veteran, Elmquist can help. We take pride in providing a thorough eye examination, which includes a contact lens fitting to determine the best lens type for your needs.

We are usually able to fit you with contact lenses the same day, but in certain cases, you may need an additional fitting appointment. If you are wearing lenses for the first time, we will provide you with information to take home, and our specially trained eye technicians will provide you one-on-one instructions regarding insertion, removal and contact lens care.

We will schedule a follow-up visit to make sure your lenses fit properly and that your vision is properly corrected. If you’ve been considering contact lenses and you’re in Fort Myers, schedule your appointment today at Elmquist Eye Group. You’ll see the Elmquist