Contacts are the best non-surgical alternative to glasses due to their convenience and ease of use.
We have experienced contact lens specialists at each of our offices to prescribe and fit contacts and to train patients in their care and use.
Contacts not only correct refractive errors but also serve cosmetic and therapeutic functions, so we carry many types and styles of contacts designed for unique needs.
There are five options available among soft lenses:
Hard lenses provide superior optical correction. There are four options for hard lenses:
Ask your doctor to help you choose the best type for you and your lifestyle.
Today's eyewear market offers a wide variety of eyeglass-frame materials. The multiple types include lightweight, flexible, strong, and hypoallergenic materials. The following types are just a few of the materials available:
Titanium is lightweight, durable, strong, and corrosion-resistant. Sometimes manufacturers combine titanium with other metals, such as nickel or copper. If you're allergic to nickel, look for frames that are marked "100% titanium."
Flexon is a titanium-based alloy with nickel and other elements. This unique alloy can return to its original shape if squashed or twisted. Flexon does not corrode and is lightweight and hypoallergenic.
Beryllium, a steel-gray metal, is rising in popularity as a lower-cost alternative to titanium eyeglasses. It resists corrosion and tarnish, making it an excellent choice for wearers who have high skin acidity or who spend a lot of time in or around salt water. It is also lightweight, very strong, and flexible. It comes in a wide range of colors.
Stainless steel is an alloy of steel and chromium with excellent resistance to corrosion, abrasion, and heat. Light weight, low toxicity, and strong frames containing only 10.5% to 27% chromium are nickel-free and hypoallergenic.
Aluminum eyeglasses are lightweight and corrosion-resistant. High-end eyewear designers favor aluminum because of its unique look and economy.
Ticral is an alloy of titanium, copper, and chrome, nickel-free and hypoallergenic. It is also extremely lightweight, strong, and offers many of the features of titanium – without the high cost.
Recently, plastic frames have seen a fashion resurgence. Zyl is a cost-effective and creative option for eyewear.