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Contact Lenses for Everyone in Iowa City

More people than ever can wear the contact lenses Iowa City has to offer, thanks to modern technology. McDonald Optical can help hard to fit patients as well as those who might want to switch to contacts, or who just need a new prescription. Ask us today about all the options.

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What Vision Conditions Can Contacts Treat?

Some people believe that they cannot wear contact lenses because they have a specific eye condition. However, McDonald Optical sees patients with all sorts of vision issues and fits many pairs of hard to fit lenses each year. Conditions such as astigmatism, dry eye, and keratoconus do not necessarily prevent you from wearing contacts.

What Types of Contacts Are There?

Contacts have come long ways from just soft and hard options. Now, there are gas permeable lenses, bifocal lenses, hybrid lenses, and more. There are also various types of contacts meant to be worn for anywhere from one day to several months.

Gas permeable lenses help your eyes breathe. This can help alleviate irritation from the lenses, as well as improving overall eye health. Some lenses have a rigid gas permeable center and soft edges, to give the sharpest vision while maintaining comfort. These are referred to as hybrid lenses.

Multifocal and bifocal contact lenses are available for people with myopia and presbyopia. There are two basic types of multifocal lenses. One is similar to bifocal glasses, with two distinct areas on the lens that focus at different lengths. The other has graduated levels of powers that more naturally mirror the transition from distance to close-up vision.

Cosmetic lenses are available for people who wish to change their eye color temporarily. Both subtle and more extreme hues are available. Unlike most contacts, they can be purchased without a lens power, which is called a plano version. People who need prescription lenses can also find them in a wide variety of colors.

Length of Wear

Taking out your contacts, washing them, and putting them away was the old standard. Although there are still plenty of contacts that are cared for this way, there are also new, exciting options. Daily disposables and extended wear contacts are some of them.

Daily disposables are meant to be taken out at the end of the day and thrown away. Some people find that their eyes tolerate these contacts better because they do not build up protein on them like re-usable lenses do. Weekly and bi-weekly disposable lenses are also available.

Extended wear contacts are intended to be worn continuously for a given period of time. These contacts don't have to be taken out at night, although some people do. The period of time these lenses are approved to be worn for varies from a few days to a couple of weeks.

If You Need Contact Lenses Iowa City Has the Best, Call Us Today!

McDonald Optical has been in business since 1956, when the grandfather of the current Dr. McDonald was the owner. For those needing contact lenses Iowa City has no better option. Call us today at 319-337-4995.

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