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Specialty Contact Lenses

All About Toric and Multifocal Daily Disposable Contact Lenses

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From contact lens eye exams to specialty lenses to disinfectant solutions, The Eye Center offers all you need for clear and comfortable contact lens wearing. It doesn’t matter if you are a long-time wearer or a newbie to contacts, we will provide you with personalized attention. Located inside LensCrafters, we have six eye care and contact lens locations to serve North Carolina with sharp vision, in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Burlington.

LensCrafters Contact Lens Eye Exams

Millions of people enjoy the way contact lenses give clear vision without the bulkiness of eyeglasses. They are also a fantastic way to let your natural appearance show, instead of hiding it behind a pair of glasses frames. However, buying contact lenses isn’t the same as picking up a new fashion accessory. First, you need a thorough and precise contact lens eye exam and fitting. Our LensCrafters eye doctor will check your visual acuity and ocular health, and we will use advanced technology to measure your eyes and inspect for corneal variations. All of this information is needed to issue you an accurate prescription for the best type of contacts to suit your needs.

Specialty Types of Contact Lenses: Toric & Multifocal

Depending upon your vision condition, you may require specialty contact lenses for a hard-to-fit prescription. For example, patients with astigmatism may need toric lenses, and patients with presbyopia may do best with multifocal contact lenses. We stock a full range of these lenses, including daily disposable toric and daily disposable multifocal lenses in our North Carolina contact lens centers. To learn more about these particular types of contact lenses, read the following explanations from our LensCrafters optometrist:

Toric Contact Lenses

If you have astigmatism, it means that you have an asymmetrical cornea. Due to this uneven shape, light does not focus properly on your retina, which blurs both distant and close vision. Toric contact lenses can correct astigmatism.

Your toric contact lens prescription will have two powers, one to correct your nearsightedness or farsightedness and another to correct astigmatism. Since toric lenses must remain vertically aligned in order for you to use both of these prescriptions effectively, they are generally weighted at the bottom. This makes the lenses only move up and down when you blink. There is no such thing as one toric lens to fit all eyes, and it may take some trial and error until the perfect fit for you is found. Our LensCrafters eye doctor will work with you patiently until you are satisfied with your toric contact lenses.

Multifocal Contact Lenses

Most people over 40 years old will experience presbyopia, an extremely common vision condition that makes it hard to see objects and text close to your face. Presbyopia is a normal part of aging, due to a loss of flexibility in the eye’s lens. While standard treatment was always a pair of reading glasses or bifocal glasses, there are more options nowadays. Multifocal contact lenses are gaining in popularity, and our LensCrafters optometrist is trained and experienced in fitting these specialty lenses.

Multifocal contact lenses are constructed with many vision powers within one lens. As a result, you will be able to see near and far clearly. It may take a short adjustment period to get used to your new multifocal contact lenses, but then you’ll enjoy sharp vision without the inconvenience of toting around extra pairs of eyeglasses.

Benefits of Daily Disposable Toric Lenses and Daily Disposable Multifocals

Soft versions of toric and multifocal lenses, particularly daily disposables (also called dailies), are popular for the way they provide high comfort and crisp vision. Made from a highly permeable silicone hydrogel material, they fit smoothly and promote healthy eyes.  Since daily disposables are discarded at the end of each day, there is no time for deposits or debris to build up and irritate your eyes. In sum, you benefit from an easy, low-maintenance regimen (no need to rinse, sterilize, and store these lenses!) and the most comfortable, healthy vision.

Your Alcon Contact Lens Providers in North Carolina

With our six eye care and contact lens locations in Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Fayetteville, Wilmington, and Burlington, NC, we make it easy for you to purchase contacts and replenish your supply. The Eye Center is proud to supply Alcon Contact Lenses, a premium manufacturer known for their wide range of high-quality contact lenses. Patient comfort, stable vision all day long, and the creation of a lubricating tear film make Alcon lenses into a favorite on the contact lens market.

Daily disposable options for hard-to-fit vision conditions include DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® Toric Contact Lenses, DAILIES® AquaComfort Plus® Multifocal Contact Lenses, and DAILIES TOTAL1®Multifocal Water Gradient Contact Lenses. For more information, visit our LensCrafters eye doctor.

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