About Contact Lenses
Explore Our Contact Lens Options: We specialize in Rigid Gas Permeable, Hybrid, and Scleral contact lenses. Whether you have been wearing contact lenses (CLs) or would like to try them for the first time or must have them due to ocular diseases, Omni Vision offers experience and state-of-the-art latest lens technology to help you find the best CLs just for your eyes.
We prescribe various types of CLs:
Rigid Gas Permeable (RGP) CLs
– RGP contacts are made of a firm, durable plastic that transmits oxygen. They offer excellent eye health because: they don’t contain water like soft lenses do, they resist deposits, and they are less likely to harbor bacteria compared to soft CLs.
– RGP contact lenses clean and disinfect easily, don’t dehydrate, are easier to handle, and last longer than soft lenses. And since GP contacts retain their shape better, they provide crisper vision than soft contact lenses
Orthokeratology CLs (Ortho-K)
A vision correction method where a gas permeable contact lens is used to temporarily reshape the cornea to reduce refractive errors such as nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and/or astigmatism. This method is a perfect substitution for eye glasses, refractive surgeries, or for those who prefer not to wear contact lenses during the day.
Good candidates for orthokeratology include children age 8 to 12 with progressive myopia, as well as most adolescents and adults, although the best success is with people under age 40. Ortho-K is recommended for low to mild nearsightedness.
Disposable Soft CLs
Soft contact lenses are made of soft, flexible plastics that allow oxygen to reach the cornea, allowing better comfort and healthier eyes. You name it, we have it!
Compared to other type of CLs, this is the most common method to correct for nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), presbyopia, and astigmatism.
Colored Soft CLs
– The contact lens color that will suit you best depends on numerous factors, such as your hair color and skin tone.
– Ultimately, it depends on the kind of look you want to achieve. We are here to help you make that decision.
– Custom color CLs can even camouflage a congenital eye defect, eye injury, or mimic the appearance of a healthy pupil.
Scleral Rigid Gas Permeable CLs
Certian eye conditions, such as keratoconus or transplanted corneas, create irregular astigmatism where soft contact lens is no longer a good option. Scleral CLs create a smooth and regular ocular surface to provide the best vision for your eyes.
This type of lens is similiar to the regular RGP CLs (as mentioned above). They are, however, larger to provide better comfort and lens stability.
Hybrid CLs (Combination of Soft & RGP)
– This is the perfect option for those who want to have both clear vision and great comfort. The center rigid gas permeable lens provides clear, crisp vision, and UV protection while the soft part of the lens provides all day comfort.
– This is a great option for those who can’t get clear vision with the regular soft CLs, especially for those who have astigmatism.
Contact Lens Tips
Wearing contact lenses will increase your risk of eye infections. All types of contact lenses reduce the amount of oxygen that reaches your eyes, which can promote infection. Proper cleaning and disinfection of your contact lenses is very important. Here are some tips:
- Always wash, rinse and dry your hands thoroughly before handling your contacts
- Use multipurpose contact lens solutions with caution. While combination cleaning-disinfectant-storage solutions are convenient, if a solution has become discolored, do not use it. Discoloration might mean that the product is out-of-date or contaminated. To enhance the cleaning performance of the solution, gently rub the lenses for a few seconds.
- If you have daily wear contacts make sure to take them out before you go to sleep. Infections are more common if you extend the wear of your contacts.
- Follow your eye-care professional’s instructions for taking care of your lenses. Use only sterile products that are commercially prepared specifically for contact lens care, and make sure you use lens-care products formulated for the type of lenses you wear.
- Replace your contact lenses as recommended. If one or both lenses bother you before you’re due to replace them, get them checked or try a new set — if you have a supply.
- Replace your contact lens case every three to six months.
- Rinse your contact lens case every time the lenses are disinfected. Don’t “top off” old solution that’s already in the case.
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