The Eye & Sight Center in Voorhees and Woodbury Heights offer many options for contact lenses.
Your eye care provider can recommend the best contact lenses for you based on a complete eye examination and a review of your visual needs both at work and play. Since most people can wear more than one type of lens, it’s important to know what the choices are and the advantages and disadvantages to each.
These lenses are comfortable to wear and must be replaced monthly, weekly or daily depending on the type you choose. Soft lenses are often recommended for sports because they fit closer to the eye and are more difficult to dislodge. They can provide correction for most prescriptions including astigmatism. Today, with the introduction of newer materials like silicone hydrogels, which allow more oxygen to the eye, patients find it easier than ever to wear soft lenses comfortably.
Gas-Permeable (GP) Lenses
Made of moderately flexible plastics, GP lenses offer sharp vision and correct most vision problems. They are more durable than soft contact lenses and can be easier to handle and care for but require a longer adaptation period and consistent wear to maintain adaptation.
In both soft and GP designs, multifocal lenses offer patients both distance and near vision correction just like a pair of bifocal glasses.
Color Contact Lenses
Enhance your eye color or even change it completely. Colored contact lenses are fun and come in a variety of colors for both light and dark eyes.
Silicone hydrogels are soft contact lenses that have high oxygen permeability and are comparable to GP lenses.
Regardless of the type of contact lenses you wear, an annual eye exam is recommended to ensure the continued good health of your eyes. Schedule an appointment for an assessment and advice at the Eye & Sight Center in Voorhees or Woodbury Heights, and we will be in touch with you shortly.
Care & Replacement
Like Rx drugs, contact lenses are prescribed by your eye doctor for a specific lens material (polymer, curvature, diameter, O2 etc) according to each patient’s needs. Like Rx drugs, different contact lenses have different characteristics and are NOT interchangeable between different classes or brands. Penicillin is NOT the same as Ciprofloxacin even though both are antibiotics.
Like Rx drugs, contact lens prescriptions EXPIRE usually at 1 year. When you are placing a foreign object in your eye on a daily basis, it is common sense for that prescription medical device to be evaluated by your eye doctor ONCE PER YEAR. This is true even if you have no symptoms and you are satisfied with your vision. Serious complications CAN and DO occur with simple contact lens wear and the purpose is to both prevent problems and maximize the quality of your vision rather than fixing damage once it begins.
CONVENIENT: Order online here and your lenses will be shipped directly to your home or office! We work with ALL available lenses on the market and most are ready for immediate shipping! (except for custom lenses, of course)
COMPETITIVE: Our lens prices are specifically set to be competitive with other online retailers so you have the confidence that you are getting your lenses at a good and fair price. We don’t engage in deceptive retail advertising to trick you into what appears to be a low price only to have additional handling, shipping or other fees added later.
COMPLIANT: We ensure that your contact lens order is consistent with what your doctor has prescribed. If you need an appointment either for a problem or for your annual examination, we will assist you right away. Like Rx drugs, it is ILLEGAL to dispense/sell contact lenses that are inconsistent with your eye doctor’s prescription and ILLEGAL to refill a prescription past its’ expiration date. Unfortunately, this happens frequently by retailers whose only interest/business is selling boxes.
CARE: We care about your eyes, your sight and your family and we care about you receiving the contact lenses you need. We are as convenient and competitive as other sources but we also provide proper prescription compliance so that you continue to be safe and see your best both today and for years to come!