THINKING OF TRYING CONTACT LENSES?
There are contact lenses to correct nearly every kind of vision problem, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. At Intermountain Eye Clinic we have Contact Lens Specialists at each of our 5 locations to answer all of your questions. We have some of the most advanced fitting technologies available to fit contacts for special eye conditions such as keratoconus, corneal transplants, and irregular astigmatism.
Both soft and rigid contact lenses can correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Your Doctor and Contact Lens Specialist can help determine which type is best for you. When you call to make your appointment, be sure to tell the receptionist that you are interested in wearing contact lenses. This will help them schedule the appropriate amount of time so that all of your questions can be answered.
Our doctors are providers for Davis Vision Insurance and Vision Service Plan Insurance. IEC will get the proper authorization for your visit, and we will file your claim for you. How much easier could it be!
We fit many brands and types of contact lenses, including the newest lenses available:
• Bausch and Lomb’s Purevision Multifocal
• CibaVision’s Air Optix
• Air Optix for Astigmatism and Air Optix Night and Day
• Coopervisions new Biofinity
Soft lenses are initially very comfortable and can be worn easily on a full-time or part-time basis. Soft contacts are an especially good choice for sports, working out at the gym, and other leisure activities.
Our Specialty lenses include the Synergeyes hybrid lens, which is rigid in the center and soft around the edges, giving the patient the clarity of a rigid lens with the comfort of a soft lens. The Posts Graft RGP for after a corneal transplant, the Intralimbal RGP for any irregular astigmatism, and the Reverse Geometry RGP Lens for after refractive surgery are also available specialty lenses from Lens Dynamics.
MONOVISION CONTACT LENSES
One option to correct near and far vision is monovision. This system can be accomplished with farsighted, nearsighted or astigmatism corrections. It can be a light compromise to both distances, but can give the patient very “functional” vision, without needing additional reading glasses. This method involves fitting the patient’s dominant eye with a distance vision contact lens and the non-dominant eye with a contact lens corrected for near vision. The brain receives images from both distances at the same time. The brain then selects the image upon which it wants to focus. When both eyes are open, the patient is often unaware which eye is providing the clear vision.
Monovision may be less effective in dim or dark lighting. Monovision is not recommended for patients whose jobs have to do with transportation or the operation of heavy equipment. (such as pilots, truck drivers, or bus drivers)