Glasses & Contact Lenses

If you suffer from a refractive eye error, you may initially want to consider glasses or contact lenses to correct your vision and enable you to see clearly. We are delighted to be able to offer both a wide range of different glasses and contact lenses at our vision and eye care center in Miami Gardens, FL.

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About glasses

Glasses are the most common form of prescription eyewear in the world. Your prescription lenses will be placed into your chosen style of frame, enabling you to incorporate your own sense of style into your vision solution. There are countless different types of frames available, including designer frames such as those created by Vera Wang, Gucci and Bebe, making it possible to find the shape and color that best complements your facial features and reflects the image that you wish to create.

The type of lenses you will need will depend on a number of factors, including your vision needs, your job, and your lifestyle. We are pleased to be able to offer a comprehensive range of lenses including:

  • Single Vision Lenses: this is where just one prescription covers the entire lens.

  • Bifocal Lenses: ideal for patients who need separate prescriptions for distance vision and close-up work.

  • Varifocal lenses: these lenses accommodate more than just two vision types, and unlike the clear distinction on bifocals, they have different sections for viewing objects close, far away and in between.

Our friendly team will be able to draw on their extensive experience to recommend which frames and lenses are best to suit your requirements.

About contact lenses

Contact lenses are a great alternative for people who dislike the thought of wearing glasses. These ultra-thin, curved lenses sit directly on the surface of the eye. They correct vision in exactly the same way as glasses, but because they are so close to the cornea itself, the prescription that you would need for contact lenses is very different to the one you would receive for glasses and this is determined during your Contact Lens Fitting.

There are various different types of contact lenses available, meaning that there is almost certainly a variety that suits you and your requirements. These include:

  • Soft contact lenses: These are the most popular choice amongst our patients because of the great benefits that they offer. These include improved comfort, flexibility, and breathability, making it possible to wear them for long periods of time without experiencing discomfort.

  • Rigid Contact Lense: As their name suggests, these lenses are much more rigid against your eyes and this makes them more durable and long-lasting than soft style lenses. They are particularly good for patients with astigmatism as they are firmer.

  • Multifocal Lenses: Needing more than one prescription doesn’t mean that you can’t benefit from contact lenses. Multifocal contacts can blend different prescriptions together so that your eyes can focus on objects at a variety of distances without needing to change to alternative lenses or wear glasses.

  • Scleral Lenses: Scleral lenses are recommended for patients who have corneal irregularities such as astigmatism or keratoconus. This is because they cover the entire corneal surface in order to provide greater control over refractive eye conditions and some eye diseases.

Some patients decide to opt for both glasses and contact lenses so that they have some flexibility with their vision when it comes to their lifestyle. For example, you may prefer to wear glasses, but if you participate in activities where glasses are impractical, such as swimming, quite regularly, then you may wish to consider having contact lenses so that you can see clearly while you swim.

Our experienced and knowledgeable eye care experts understand the importance of helping you to find a vision solution that fits your needs and lifestyle. Pop into our Miami Gardens offices or call us today to schedule an appointment to find out more about our glasses and contact lens options.

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