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    Contact Lenses

    Contact lenses have come a long way over the years and are now able to correct most vision disorders, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, and even presbyopia (needing reading glasses to see up close). Our experienced optometrists fit the newest in contact lens materials and technology. After a comprehensive evaluation, our doctors will discuss the different options with you, and help you select the type of contact lens that best fits your vision needs and lifestyle. Whether you need contact lenses for sports, occasional or full-time wear, there are a variety of options for you. If you wish to wear contact lenses, struggle with your current contact lenses, or have an eye problem that you believe might be better managed with contact lenses, our doctors at NH Eye Associates may be able to help you.

    Types of Contact Lenses

    Here are some of the different types of contact lenses we offer:

    • Daily disposable contact lenses
    • Soft contact lenses: ranging from 2 week to monthly extended wear
    • Toric contact lenses: for prescriptions with astigmatism
    • Multifocal contact lenses: for patients who need reading glasses
    • Color contact lenses
    • RGP (rigid gas permeable contact lenses): commonly known as ‘hard contacts’
    • Scleral contact lenses: a larger diameter hard contact lens
    • Hybrid lenses: vision quality of an RGP lens with the comfort of a soft lens

    To find out more about specialty contact lenses click here


    What To Expect During A Contact Lens Fitting

    Your fitting will start by discussing your individual needs with your optometrist. Measurements are then taken to determine your vision at distance and near, as well as the curvature of your cornea. The health of your cornea and your ocular history is thoroughly evaluated before lens type and lens specifications are calculated. Your doctor will then discuss their recommendations with you and a fitting plan will be created.

    If you choose, your comprehensive eye examination can also be scheduled during this visit.

    At the completion of your visit, we will give you a trial pair of contact lenses and teach you how to handle and clean them. You will then take a trial pair home with you to make sure the vision and comfort are suitable.

    Follow-Up Care

    You will return for a follow-up appointment in 1-2 weeks, where adjustments may be made before finalizing your prescription. Depending on the complexity of your contact lens fit, you may need to return several times before your prescription is finalized.

    After your prescription is completed, we recommend annual contact lens re-evaluations to ensure that your eyes continue to tolerate the prescribed lenses. Contact lens prescriptions can sometimes be renewed without any changes, but often require tweaks to ensure the health, comfort, and vision are still up to par.